The state’s 14 public universities are projected to lose from $70 million to $100 million this spring semester, which a top official conceded will require a “dramatically” accelerated plan for reform, though he balked at the idea of closures.
Legislators killed the higher education budget on the House floor, offering a sharp rebuke to Idaho’s college and university system and casting doubt on the Legislature’s ability to adjourn the 2020 session next week.
The University of Washington is rapidly expanding its ability to test people for COVID-19. A drive-thru testing site is already up and running at UW Medical in North Seattle that can test 40 to 50 people per day.
Honeywell has developed machine learning technology that gives buildings a brain. Honeywell Forge Energy Optimization enables buildings to operate autonomously, proactively making adjustments that provide more comfort for the people inside and drastically cutting energy consumption.
In response to burgeoning interest in its recently launched cyber bootcamp, Fullstack Academy announced it has expanded its partnership with the University of San Diego with the establishment of a program that teaches web programming skills.
Goodwin’s shift from a college to a university isn’t wholly unique, especially among smaller schools looking to gain greater notoriety as the higher-education industry faces significant headwinds, including a declining customer base and exceedingly high costs.
State-funded merit scholarships are politically popular. But as college tuition rises, policymakers in some states are starting to rethink financial aid that disproportionately benefits white, wealthy students and often duplicates scholarships awarded by public universities.