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U.S. universities tailoring financial aid to lure well-to-do families

Students from low-income families in Nebraska have seen the net price of college rise faster than their higher-­income classmates’, an analysis of federal data shows. The rise came despite initiatives in the state college and university systems to make tuition free for low-­income students in Nebraska, one of 21 states where the biggest percentage increase in net costs at public ... Read More »

University of Nebraska rejects boycott of Israeli universities

The University of Nebraska has rejected the call for a boycott of Israeli universities. The American Studies Association has voted to boycott higher education institutions in Israel to protest the country’s treatment of Palestinians, but several U.S. universities have already come out against the boycott. “We believe the call to boycott Israeli higher education institutions is misguided, and if successful ... Read More »

Northern Illinois University names new president

Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University named its 12th president — Douglas Baker, current provost and executive vice president of the University of Idaho. The announcement came Tuesday afternoon, immediately following the vote by the school’s board of trustees. And Baker said, “We just can’t wait to get here.” The 57-year-old’s appointment will be effective July 1, according to NIU. He will replace John ... Read More »

Innovation Campus will help to grow the University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska has a goal of increasing the numbers of students by 5,000 over the next five years, said Ronnie Green, vice chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and University of Nebraska vice president. “Growing a 25,000-student campus to a 30,000-student campus is a pretty substantial increase in student capacity in a short time,” Green ... Read More »

US: More universities charging more tuition for harder majors

Having a hard major is getting more expensive. A growing number of public universities are charging higher tuition for math, science and business programs, which they argue cost more to teach — and can earn grads higher-paying jobs. More than 140 public universities now use “differential tuition” plans, up 19% since 2006, according to research from Cornell’s Higher Education Research ... Read More »

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