As opponents shouted “Shame!” from a City Council balcony, New York University won final approval on Wednesday for a huge expansion plan that will change the look and feel of Greenwich Village more than almost any other project in decades.
Higher education and business leaders agree that Oklahoma needs more college graduates to keep up with industry demands. But others argue the need to ramp up the state's graduation rates may be overblown.
City officials will vote this month on a hotly contested plan to add four buildings totaling more than 2 million square feet to the Greenwich Village campus of New York University, the nation's largest private university.
The idea was to take a sprawling desert suburb, better known for senior-living trailer parks than for schools, and retrofit it with the kinds of colleges that sprang up in America's older regions, decades or even centuries ago.
Florida International University’s medical school — which has touted itself as an ally to the medically-underserved — is being criticized for not yet accepting Medicaid at its recently-opened physicians’ office.