Feb 8, 2022

Higher-ed pushes back on campus carry

Students, administrators and faculty are lining up to oppose a bill currently moving through the Senate that may prohibit universities and colleges from enforcing any policy restricting the possession of a concealed weapon on campus by any person who has a valid concealed weapons permit.   The Arizona Board of Regents and the state’s three […]

May 22, 2017

Ducey signs university finance measure

Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Monday to let the state's three universities borrow $1 billion for repairs and new buildings -- but with nothing to directly relieve the increasing burden of tuition.

Mar 6, 2017

Lawmaker: Bill protecting student journalists flawed

A House panel voted 10-1 Monday to protect student journalists despite objections by one lawmaker who feared giving too much power to "children.''

Jan 26, 2017

Universities support Ducey’s $1 billion bonding plan

The Arizona Board of Regents voted unanimously on January 20 to support Gov. Doug Ducey’s bonding plan to raise $1 billion for the universities using $30 million in transaction privilege tax revenues, plus a matching amount, as collateral.

Jan 13, 2017

Ducey proposes $176 million in new spending, largely on K-12 education

Gov. Doug Ducey filled in the details of many of the proposals he unveiled in his State of the State address with an executive budget plan that includes $176 million in new spending for fiscal year 2018, with the lion’s share going to K-12 education.

Jul 11, 2016

University of New Mexico starts Chicano Studies online plan

Facing a growing Latino student population and pressure to increase its graduation rates, the University of New Mexico is launching an online degree program in Chicana and Chicano Studies beginning this fall just as ethnic studies programs are facing challenges in neighboring Arizona.

Oct 15, 2015

Ducey picks former Colorado State, Thunderbird president for Board of Regents

Gov. Doug Ducey made his first appointment to the Arizona Board of Regents, selecting Dr. Larry Penley, the former president of Colorado State University and the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Sep 30, 2015

University Regents member Mark Killian resigning

On the heels of a nearly $100 million cut in state aid to universities, Mark Killian is quitting the Arizona Board of Regents.

May 5, 2015

Arizona Regents approve university tuition hikes

Most students attending Arizona public universities will see tuition and fee increases between 3 and 4 percent next fall after the Arizona Board of Regents approved the boosts Monday to deal with cuts in state funding.

Jan 16, 2015

Ducey proposes cuts, one-time sweeps to balance budget

Gov. Doug Ducey proposed a combination of one-time solutions and hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts, including big hits to universities and Medicaid providers, while Arizona waits for the economy recover enough for its budget to be structurally balanced by fiscal year 2017.

Dec 6, 2013

Arizona among best in nation, by being among the least for college debt

WASHINGTON – Students in four-year colleges in Arizona graduated with some of the lowest college debt in the nation in 2012, according to a new report.

Oct 28, 2013

Forget apps: In Congress, there’s a caucus for that, and Arizonans join up

WASHINGTON – Shipbuilding may not seem like a vital issue for arid, landlocked Arizona, but Rep. Trent Franks, R-Glendale, joined the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus – along with 23 other caucuses and working groups.