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University System of Maryland Chancellor Brit Kirwan (right) looks on as University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh speaks during a press conference annoucing Maryland's decision to join the Big Ten Conference on Nov. 19, 2012 in College Park, Md.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Kirwan Stepping Down As Md. University Chancellor

William “Brit” Kirwan will step down as the chancellor of Maryland’s state university system after 12 years.

05/13/2014

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Higher Education Funding Proposal Announced In Va.

Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing more than $183 million in increased state funding over the next two-year budget cycle for higher education.

12/11/2013

File photo of backpacks and other items belonging to students on a college campus. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Study: 60 Percent Of College Admissions Directors Have Not Met Enrollment Goals

A recent survey revealed that 46 percent of admissions directors at colleges throughout the country are “very concerned” about meeting enrollment targets this year.

10/23/2013

On the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse, President Barack Obama says the Republican focus on budget tightening could widen income disparities in the nation even as the economy climbs out of a debilitating recession. credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Defends Obama Bus Tour Amid Bloodshed In Egypt, Syria

Calling higher education an “economic imperative,” President Barack Obama is pushing for an ambitious new government rating system for colleges that would judge schools on affordability and performance and ultimately determine how federal financial aid is distributed.

08/22/2013