By Aly Brumback
Crime on or around an urban campus like Marquette’s is a daily reality. But other than the widely distributed notices of robberies and violent crimes posted on buildings across campus, as well as text and e-mail alerts for more serious threats, students are limited in their access to crime reports.
Weber State is pleading for building funding because of cramped classrooms and limited space on their branch campus. They picked a difficult financial year to ask for more money for building projects. WSU ranked 10th out of list of 10 priority projects in the state. The WSU-Davis campus currently has 97 sq. ft. of building space per student compared to the College of Eastern Utah which has more than 400 sq. ft. of building space per student.
By Kari Williams
While Illinois' budget crisis has impacted Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville's spending, a tuition increase for incoming students will help cover the costs of increasing admissions.
By Katie Thisdell
The James Madison University Student Government Association created the 18-question survey in October after members heard complaints from students about the cut to bus hours. The bus — referred to by students as the “drunk bus” — had its schedule cut by 45 minutes at the beginning of fall semester to end at 2:15 a.m. instead of 3 a.m. More than 3,500 students responded to the weeklong survey, with most writing in the optional free-response sections.
By Daniela Werner
By a mandate from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), the University of South Alabama has started transitioning its loan system from private lending to direct lending through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP). Under this new Stafford loan program, which won’t diminish the amount of loan money students can receive, the DOE will process student loan applications and disburse the monies to students, USA Director of Financial Aid Emily Johnston said.
By Tessa Muggeridge
It's 6:48 a.m.and the Tempe campus is still quiet as President Michael Crow walks toward the Fulton Center. He unlocks the building’s main door with his Sun Card in one swift motion. Crow’s personal assistant steps in from her connected office to announce the arrival of his 7 a.m. meeting, and he quickly moves to slide open the door to the adjoining conference room. Crow’s calendar is completely booked, and he usually has 75 to 90 meetings a week.
By Renee Bruck
Tuition increases and budget cuts flood the minds of students as the deadline for FAFSA approaches, but the current economic situation does not seem to have major effects on Franklin College. While budget cuts of 6 percent or more are expected at public universities in Indiana, and other private universities across the nation are cutting scholarships, Franklin is doing as well as can be expected.
By Mehrunnisa Wani
“It’s possible,” said Lieutenant Tyrone E. Forte in response to whether he thought someone could enter York College’s campus with a counterfeit ID.
And it was.
For over a month, the Pandora’s Box editorial board flashed counterfeit IDs to security officers at all entrees, including the library entrances where security officials were intermittently placed.
By Kaellen Hessel
The graduating class of 2010 will have paid $105,644 in tuition and fees over four years at Marquette. If graduates borrowed federal loans, they’ll have a six to nine month grace period before they must begin repayment. If they’ve borrowed private loans, they may have to start paying them back immediately. As soon as graduates have their diplomas in hand, they enter the real world — in the red. .
By Eliza Kern
When it came time to hire a new provost, UNC did everything by the book. But when another search begins, administrators might need to find a new approach to solve the hiring equation. Search firms are drawing from a narrow pool of people, limiting the diversity and range of candidates available to universities for consideration. The last three expensive search processes all ended with UNC hiring from within its ranks.