All posts tagged "NSHE"

  • Government
    The Effects of Subsidizing Higher Education

    (Victor Joecks/NPRI) – I’ve always been a fan of economist Richard Vedder, but I was especially intrigued when I came across this short video, the script for which he wrote. The video notes that North Dakota subsidizes its public universities much more heavily than neighboring states and the United States as a...

  • Government
    Nearly 1,000 Nevada Public Employees Earn $200K

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – Nearly 1,000 state and local government workers, many of them firefighters and police, make over $200,000 a year when all pay and benefits are counted, according to a 2011 pay analysis published today by the Nevada Policy Research Institute. The number of public employees earning $200,000 or...

  • Politics
    Knecht Announces Re-election Bid For Nevada Regents

    (Ron Knecht) – For over five years, it has been my privilege to serve the people of Western Nevada as a Regent, promoting accountability of our colleges and universities to the voters of our state and fostering excellence in teaching, research and public service. I am very grateful for the support and...

  • Government
    Fortunately, Nevada Higher Education Is Not Underfunded

    NN&V Exclusive (Ron Knecht) – A recent Brookings Institute study on economic growth in Nevada concluded that...

  • Government
    Nevada Higher Education Selected For Improved Accountability Program

    (Sean Whaley/Nevada News Bureau) – The National Governors Association (NGA) announced today that Nevada has been selected as one of six states to participate in a Policy Academyon strengthening post-secondary education performance measures. The NGA defines a Policy Academy as a highly interactive, team-based process for helping a select number of states...

  • Government
    Educators Take Issue With Fresh Look’s Innovative Suggestions

    NN&V Exclusive (On Friday, we looked at the Fresh Look of Nevada’s Community Colleges, a report of...

  • Government
    A Fresh Look At A Stagnant System

    (Lori Piotrowski) - The Nevada System of Higher Education has issued a report. That may not be...

  • Government
    Horsford-led IFC May Have Illegally Plundered Millions From College Savings Plan

    (Steven Miller) – Did Nevada’s most powerful legislators, sitting as the Interim Finance Committee last year, illegally plunder millions from a college savings program serving almost 10,000 Nevada families? Chaired by Senate Majority Leader Steven Horsford, the IFC on July 21, 2010, took $4.2 million out of the Nevada College Savings Plans’...

  • Government
    Regent Objects To Klaich’s Need For Lobbyist

    (Ron Knecht) – Hon. Dan Klaich, Chancellor Nevada System of Higher Education 7 July 2011   Dear Dan, I received your e-mail and attachments saying you plan to hire a chief lobbyist (NSHE Director of Government Relations), and I oppose that plan.  It would be a bad idea at any time, but...