: News

Filed Under:

Deep Cuts Proposed For Virginia Higher Education

Play associated audio

Virginia's finance secretary outlined bone-deep cuts to the state's higher-education budget. Details outlining the proposed funding cuts to public colleges and universities paint a grim picture as the state's higher-education agency grapples with what to request in the upcoming two-year budget.

Governor Timothy Kaine proposes slashing nearly $197 million from general fund appropriations for public colleges and universities. Factor in an infusion of $91 million in federal stimulus funds and that brings the net funding cuts to $105 million. That translates to an 8 percent budget reduction for four-year schools and nearly 7 percent for two-year schools.

The council plans to come up with its budget recommendations next month.

Meymo Lyons reports...


Historic Art, Luxury Apartments Battle Over Berlin's Famous Wall

A stretch of the old Berlin Wall has stood for decades as an open-air gallery, covered in fine art and graffiti. Bids for luxury developments in the area have artists hitting the streets in protest.

Mark Bittman Is Stepping Down, But He Still Has More To Say About Food

One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.

The Week In Politics: Bush, Trump And Rubio Trade Jabs

With just four months until the Iowa caucuses, the rhetoric among three GOP candidates has turned sharper. This week, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio honed attacks on each other.

#MemeOfTheWeek: That Article From The Onion About Mass Shootings

The article reveals what the writers really feel about mass shootings in America, something mainstream media couldn't do.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.