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Guv gives Aggies political pep talk, vows more support for colleges

Friday, January 20th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Guv gives Aggies political pep talk, vows more support for colleges

Story & Photo by Allie Jeppson HNC Staff Writer LOGAN—Utah Gov. Gary Herbert encouraged university students to develop marketable skills and become more informed during his Wednesday appearance on the USU campus at Pizza and Politics, hosted by the USU College Republicans. There ...

USU-Eastern 11.8% enrollment drop ‘sobering’; numbers rise statewide

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU-Eastern 11.8% enrollment drop ‘sobering’; numbers rise statewide

By The Eagle Staff USU-Eastern PRICE—After several years of enrollment growth, Utah State University-College of Eastern Utah saw a drop in student numbers this fall. USU-Eastern’s 11.8 percent enrollment decline is in contrast to the upward trend  of Utah’s other public ...

Opinion: Degrees to everywhere—USU students refute lawmaker’s gibe

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Opinion: Degrees to everywhere—USU students refute lawmaker’s gibe

By Edward C. Pease and D. Whitney Smith NOTE: This op-ed column appeared Oct. 25, 2011, in the Deseret News and is reprinted here with permission. LOGAN—When Sen. Howard Stephenson complained last winter about Utah college students wasting time and tuition on ...

Faculty, students take aim at lawmaker’s ‘degrees to nowhere’ remark

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

Story & Photos by Shirrel Cooper LOGAN—Controversy surrounding a Utah state senator’s comments, dismissing most college majors as “degrees to nowhere,” has not diminished since he spoke them earlier this month. On the contrary, Sen. Howard Stephenson’s comments have sparked anger around ...

Budget uncertainty continues for USU as 2011 legislative session opens

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Alex Thatcher LOGAN—As the economic recession lingers, many universities still face tough budget cuts. Although Utah is more economically stable than many states, universities, including Utah State, are still tightening their belts. According to Commonfund, an organization that manages many colleges’ ...

Utah lieutenant guv addresses state economics, higher education, politics, immigration

Sunday, October 10th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Utah lieutenant guv addresses state economics, higher education, politics, immigration

Story & Photo by Mark Vuong Utah is doing well economically in “relative terms,” says Utah Lt. Gov. Greg Bell, pointing out that unemployment is 3 percent lower in Utah than the national average, the state has created nearly 20,000 jobs ...

Utah higher education LEAPs ahead

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Utah higher education LEAPs ahead

By Cassidee Cline SALT LAKE CITY—Many Utah educators and employers are wondering if students and future employees will have the education needed for them—and the state—to keep up in the current static economy.  The Association of American Colleges and Universities ...

USU students fear budget ax will fall next on scholarships

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU students fear budget ax will fall next on scholarships

By Cassidee Cline LOGAN--Most students when they reach high school don’t think of anything besides graduation. When they reach their senior year, it’s all about sending n college applications and making sure they are on track to get that diploma ...