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 […]
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.
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.''
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.