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LOOKING IN ON: HIGHER EDUCATION
Monday, Sept. 17, 2007
Regents on the hunt for a new president for the College of Southern Nevada have established a search committee that is being faulted by faculty and staff for its makeup.
CSN program still in need of jumpstart
Sunday, Sept. 16, 2007
Mojave National Preserve, Sunday, May 14, 2006. A Las Vegas couple hiking with their children near Baker, Calif., discovered human remains - a white man, at least 6-foot-2 and 250 pounds.
LOOKING IN ON: HIGHER EDUCATION Word spreads nationwide after Rogers cancels gift
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007
Chancellor Jim Rogers and the elected Board of Regents have taken quite a beating in the press since news broke in August that Rogers would not be donating any more money to UNR because he was upset about a regent's evaluation of him.
College president's dreams coming true
Friday, Sept. 7, 2007
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$25 million to spark hotel school innovation
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007
$25 million to spark hotel school innovation
Some 'upgrade': CSN files go missing
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007
Several College of Southern Nevada professors returned to campus the week of Aug. 20 to find that their work, carefully stored in computer files, had disappeared, apparently lost in a shared computer server system that was inexplicably gone.
SunGard boosts drive to add online classes
Monday, Sept. 3, 2007
SunGard boosts drive to add online classes
Some ‘upgrade’: CSN files go missing
Monday, Sept. 3, 2007
School defends outsourcing of its tech services
College tightens its oversight of construction
Monday, Aug. 27, 2007
The College of Southern Nevada is stepping up oversight of maintenance and construction work following reports by the Sun about alleged abuses at the school.
Feeling burned, Rogers says UNR can forget his $3 mil
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007
University system Chancellor Jim Rogers says his family decided against making a $3 million contribution to UNR because of harsh comments regents have made about his leadership of Nevada's colleges and universities.
LOOKING IN ON: HIGHER EDUCATION
Monday, Aug. 20, 2007
RENO -In a strange move Friday, UNLV President David Ashley and UNR President Milton Glick asked for less money.
Health sciences gets 'superstar'
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007
RENO - Chancellor Jim Rogers' pet project, the health science system, has been transferred in to the hands of a new handler, with regents approving a $415,000 contract for an executive vice chancellor of health sciences.
Rogers' allies send a message as they leave him unfettered
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007
The more some university system regents try to handcuff Chancellor Jim Rogers, the more he continues to solidify his position of authority with the board majority. On Friday, Rogers stared down one of the regents to make his point.
Apprentice program is back - and better
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007
The popular union apprenticeship program that had served 6,000 students a semester before getting booted from the College of Southern Nevada by its outgoing president will return for the new school year , stronger and bigger than ever.
UNLV's place in the sun
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007
Nearly two years ago former President Bill Clinton challenged an audience of Las Vegas business and civic leaders to take the fledgling alternative energy industry to the next level. No other region in the country, he said, is better positioned to capitalize on thermal, wind and solar energy.
LOOKING IN ON: HIGHER EDUCATION
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007
Attendees at the Board of Regents meeting Thursday and Friday in Reno might get a sense of deja vu.
Q+A: William Boldt
Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007
William Boldt starts Sept. 10 as UNLV's vice president of advancement, making him the university's second-highest ranking cheerleader behind President David Ashley.
LOOKING IN ON: HIGHER EDUCATION
Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007
Health sciences dominated conversation at Chancellor Jim Rogers' annual fishing trip the first weekend in August.
UNLV programs getting it 'write'
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007
Move over, Runnin' Rebels; hello, Writing Rebels.
Q+A: Michael Richards
Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2007
College of Southern Nevada administrator Michael Richards begins a precarious walk on a tightrope today as he takes over management of the beleaguered college from Richard Carpenter.
Research sprouts from small seeds
Monday, July 30, 2007
The secrets of human aging may be found in the DNA of a honey bee.
Consensus through cuts
Monday, July 30, 2007
ILLUSTRATION BY CHRIS MORRIS
Carpenter to enjoy big paycheck in Houston
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Outgoing CSN President Richard Carpenter will be paid $55,000 more a year when he moves to Houston as chancellor of the North Harris Community College District.
CSN broke rule for firms linked to Gilbert
Saturday, July 21, 2007
The amounts paid to College of Southern Nevada contractors doing double duty at college construction chief Bob Gilbert's ranch have exceeded the college's annual contract limits, according to new information released by CSN.
Won't you come back, CSN asks unions
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
A popular labor union apprenticeship training program has been asked to return to the College of Southern Nevada, where it had been booted off campus four weeks ago by lame-duck President Richard Carpenter.
Investigation doesn't stop pay raise at CSN
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
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Rogers throws his weight behind Clinton
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
University system Chancellor Jim Rogers is again stepping into the political realm, endorsing Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in her run for the presidency.
Diversity takes hit for higher academic standards
Monday, July 16, 2007
UNLV and UNR administrators are flummoxed, trying to improve their campuses' reputations by raising academic standards without undermining campus diversity.
LOOKING IN ON: HIGHER EDUCATION
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Following the footsteps of then-Community College of Southern Nevada student body President Presley Conkle, who successfully petitioned the Board of Regents to drop "community" from the college's name this spring, student Brenner Cavil is trying to create a $500 million international student center on the West Charleston campus.
From scratch, he built UNLV law school and its reputation
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Glancing up from his desk on a beautiful spring morning in 1998, Frank Durand watched the dean of UNLV Boyd School of Law jogging across campus.
LOOKING IN ON: HIGHER EDUCATION
Friday, July 6, 2007
University system Regent Stavros Anthony's proposal to train faculty and staff as reserve police officers is being reported far and wide by the Associated Press, higher education publications and on the Internet.
Details emerge as CSN asks for money
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Nearly three years after the telecommunications building on the Cheyenne campus was opened to the public, College of Southern Nevada officials have finally submitted paperwork to state public works seeking reimbursement for part of the work.
LOOKING IN ON: HIGHER EDUCATION
Monday, July 2, 2007
With President Richard Carpenter's exit just a month away, several College of Southern Nevada administrators are being promoted.
KISSED OFF BY CSN
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Nearly 12,000 students taking union apprenticeship courses through the College of Southern Nevada will now receive their degrees from Elko because the administrators involved could not work out personnel and personality differences.
LOOKING IN ON: HIGHER EDUCATION
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
RENO - What could have been a divisive fight over selection of a new Board of Regents chairman instead turned into a show of grace.
Chancellor and regents sound off, then make nice
Saturday, June 23, 2007
RENO - Sounding like a whistling tea kettle, regents aired frustrations Friday with their maverick university system chancellor. And, typical of their relationship, by day's end they had turned down the flame, cooled off and cordially parted company - in different directions.
CCSN's, official's methods conflict
Friday, June 22, 2007
Gilbert was, after all, a creature of the private sector, unaccustomed to the rules and formalities of a bureaucracy, Frank Lassus said.
Recruiting tool for schools or hot potato
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Presidents of Nevada's public higher education campuses have an idea how to improve recruiting - but regents don't want to touch it for legal and political reasons.
UNLV gets donations, without cut off the top
Friday, June 15, 2007
The UNLV Foundation is no longer taking 5 percent off the top of donations to the university to help cover its overhead and is looking for other ways to pay those bills.
LOOKING IN ON: HIGHER EDUCATION
Friday, June 15, 2007
Piracy pays off.
Love him or loathe him
Friday, June 15, 2007
An outside consultant's evaluation of university system Chancellor Jim Rogers vividly illustrates the Board of Regents' conflicted relationship with its maverick chancellor.
Raid sweeps through CCSN offices
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Nevada attorney general investigators and other law enforcement officers raided the Community College of Southern Nevada business and construction offices Thursday, looking for documentation relating to construction, maintenance and renovation activities at the college.
Question for Rogers: Where are donors?
Sunday, June 10, 2007
One major reason regents hired university system Chancellor Jim Rogers in 2005 was to tap the media mogul's influence with lawmakers and business leaders.
Trouble coming to a boil among university leaders
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Like a restless volcano, tensions between university system Chancellor Jim Rogers and the elected Board of Regents are stirring and may vent a lot of steam this month.
In the end, Carpenter heeded call of South
Friday, June 1, 2007
Richard Carpenter's resignation Thursday as president of the Community College of Southern Nevada left university system regents disappointed and searching for lessons they can take from the experience.
LOOKING IN ON: HIGHER EDUCATION
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Lesson learned: When the state's university chancellor tells you to come to a meeting with ideas, best that you come with ideas.
Rogers sweetens the pot to keep Carpenter
Saturday, May 26, 2007
University system Chancellor Jim Rogers is hoping a new, four-year contract with an additional $50,000 annual salary boost will persuade Richard Carpenter to stay as president of the Community College of Southern Nevada.
Number crunching aimed at income tax
Friday, May 25, 2007
University system Chancellor Jim Rogers has no concept of going "quietly into that dark night."
Fight for CCSN chief flares up
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
University system Chancellor Jim Rogers really, really, wants to keep Richard Carpenter as president of the Community College of Southern Nevada.
UNLV speeds diversity by making key hires
Saturday, May 19, 2007
UNLV President David Ashley is chasing an elusive goal: diversity at the highest ranks of campus administration.

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