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Virginia’s Largest Universities Raise Tuition

By Dayne Kaufman
VCU Capital News Service

Virginia’s five largest state universities – Virginia Commonwealth, George Mason, Old Dominion, Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia – have raised tuition by 5 to 7 percent for the coming school year.

The tuition increases will help offset a decrease in state support for higher education. The state budget cuts funding for four-year institutions by 15 percent and for two-year institutions by 10 percent – a total reduction of about $212 million.

“The boards of visitors at Virginia’s colleges and universities may have kept student needs in mind when setting tuition this year, and certainly everyone is aware that these are difficult economic times,” said Kathleen Kincheloe, assistant director of communications at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

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Last Public Meeting Held for Presidential Search

By Jon White
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — A third and final meeting on November 20th marked the last time the general public will get the chance to meet face-to-face with the officials who will ultimately pick VCU’s next president.

The 17-member presidential search committee is made up of the Board of Visitors, faculty and staff members, and two students. Since its creation in September 2008, shortly after current president Eugene Trani announced his retirement, on-campus Town Hall meetings have been advertised, seeking to gather input from anyone interested in the search.

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