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UM, MSU leaders say low pay hinders faculty recruitment

UM, MSU leaders say low pay hinders faculty recruitment

Leaders of the state’s colleges and universities told the state Board of Regents on Thursday that pay equity and pressure from external markets continue to challenge their recruiting efforts, and they urged the board to explore a systemwide approach to resolve the issue.

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Governor, university system see dual-credit success by high-schoolers

Governor, university system see dual-credit success by high-schoolers

MISSOULA — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and the Montana University System on Thursday reported huge gains in the number of high school students taking dual-credit courses ahead of college.

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Alcohol, sex assault tutorials to gauge attitudes of Montana college students

Alcohol, sex assault tutorials to gauge attitudes of Montana college students

MISSOULA — Students attending any one of Montana’s public colleges or universities this fall are finding more than philosophy homework and essays on their to-do list.

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Montana universities' tuition doubles since 2000; groups decry debt

Montana universities' tuition doubles since 2000; groups decry debt

MISSOULA — Tuition to Montana’s four-year colleges has doubled over the past 14 years, leaving a growing number of students strapped with a mountain of debt as they enter the workforce, a group of advocates said Tuesday.

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'The difference in life and death': Regents approve mental health research center

'The difference in life and death': Regents approve mental health research center

With a unanimous vote after passionate statements of support, the Montana University System Board of Regents approved Thursday the creation of new collaborative mental health research effort at Montana State University in Bozeman.

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Regents OK $1.4 billion budget; early numbers show enrollment decrease

Regents OK $1.4 billion budget; early numbers show enrollment decrease

The Montana University System Board of Regents approved Thursday the $1.4 billion budget for the entire system, a number that includes budgets for the 16 universities, colleges and other institutions within the system.

September 18, 2014 4:57 pmLoading…
Regents OK 2-year education outline, will vote on budgets Thursday

Regents OK 2-year education outline, will vote on budgets Thursday

The Montana University System Board of Regents approved two-year education plans, discussed new student programs and got updates on grants and other programs from campuses across the system on Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Gazette opinion: College readiness gap reveals core problems

Scores from Montana’s first year of ACT testing for all public high school graduates show plenty of room for improvement. Yet Montana’s overall scores are about average for states that test all their grads.

August 24, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Former MSU-Northern provost denies harassment

HELENA — A former provost at Montana State University-Northern has denied allegations that she sexually harassed a dean who filed a complaint with the Montana Human Rights Bureau.

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Nook sees opportunity, challenge in new job as MSUB chancellor

Nook sees opportunity, challenge in new job as MSUB chancellor

Mark Nook doesn't know much about the inner workings of Montana State University Billings.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Paul Tuss elected chair of Montana board of regents

Paul Tuss elected chair of Montana board of regents

HAVRE — Paul Tuss of Havre has been elected the chairman of the state Board of Regents, which oversees the Montana university system.

May 27, 2014 1:13 pmLoading…
New MSUB chancellor wants to get back to face-to-face work with staff, students

New MSUB chancellor wants to get back to face-to-face work with staff, students

Mark Nook might've been the last of four Montana State University Billings chancellor candidates to visit the campus in April, but he finished at the top of the list on Tuesday when he was tapped to lead Montana's third-largest university.

May 14, 2014 4:45 pmLoading…
Montana regents look to combat sex assaults across university system

Montana regents look to combat sex assaults across university system

MISSOULA — The Montana University System believes its schools are well-positioned to address new guidelines released by the White House this week as it moves to combat sexual assaults on campuses across the country.

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Bullock names Billings lawyer, D.A. Davidson CEO to Montana Board of Regents

Bullock names Billings lawyer, D.A. Davidson CEO to Montana Board of Regents

Gov. Steve Bullock announced on Wednesday the appointments of Martha Sheehy and Bill Johnstone to the Montana University System Board of Regents, filling seats vacant since earlier this year.

March 19, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Gazette opinion: Let more high school students earn college credit

Build a house; take a test; earn college credit.

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Colleges working to boost dual enrollment

Colleges working to boost dual enrollment

Standing in front of a mirror in an office on the Montana State University Billings campus, Rachel Walker, 17, sang a handful of warmup tunes, her voice soaring and dipping dramatically as music professor Doug Nagel hollered instructions.

March 02, 2014 12:15 am Photos

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University of Montana reports 6.7 percent drop in enrollment

University of Montana reports 6.7 percent drop in enrollment

MISSOULA — Spring enrollment at the University of Montana fell more than 6 percent over fall enrollment, reflecting what school administrators describe as a normal decrease in students after the winter break.

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'We want to do it right': Cruzado lays out goals for MSUB chancellor search

'We want to do it right': Cruzado lays out goals for MSUB chancellor search

Efforts to find Montana State University Billings' new chancellor began in earnest on Tuesday when Waded Cruzado, president of the Montana State University system, met with an 18-person committee and laid out her vision for the search.

February 04, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Montana Board of Regent Todd Buchanan

Montana Board of Regent Todd Buchanan

Montana University System board regent Todd Buchanan listens during a search committee meeting Tuesday morning at Montana State University Billings to discuss finding a new chancellor for the Billings college.

February 04, 2014 1:52 pmLoading…
Montana University System considers big changes to student health insurance

Montana University System considers big changes to student health insurance

MISSOULA — Facing more claims than it receives in premiums, and with a dwindling number of participating students, the Montana University System may consider sweeping changes to its student health insurance plan in the months ahead.

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