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At One University, a Budget Standoff

At One University, a Budget Standoff | Scott Carlson | Chronicle of Higher Education | 29 April, 2011

The article presents a profile of University of North Carolina at Greensboro chancellor Linda P. Brady and examines ways in which she is dealing with state budget cuts to higher education. It discusses how Republican Party control of the state’s General Assembly could result in Brady cutting jobs and programs in an effort to reduce the operating costs of the school, explores complaints from faculty and employees regarding her plan to evaluate the university’s academic programs, and describes how the development of the local economy in Greensboro could benefit the school.

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Obama’s Budget, Though Generous, Still Signals Austerity for Colleges

Obama’s Budget, Though Generous, Still Signals Austerity for Colleges | Paul Basken, Kelly Field & Eric Kelderman | Chronicle of Higher Education | 25 February, 2011

The article discusses the U.S. fiscal budget for 2012 that has been proposed by President Barack Obama and its implications for higher education finance. It is noted that the U.S. House of Representatives is held by the Republicans, who are demanding steep cuts in government spending.

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State demands £106 million research refocus

Zoë Corbyn, Times Higher Education

Academics are bracing themselves for cuts to research programmes after the Government ordered the research councils to deliver £106 million in savings from within the science budget – money that is to be “reinvested” to “support key areas of economic potential”. This redistribution is detailed in the small print of a Budget that has been described as “extremely disappointing” for the sector, with no extra money for either science or additional student places.

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=406359.

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