April 2, 2007

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Gov. Strickland, Dr. Nieman and Sarah Johnson

Gov. Ted Strickland (left) and Dr. Donald Nieman, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, listen as Sarah Johnson, a freshman broadcast journalism major from Berea, describes the BG Experience program.

Governor visits campus to discuss education budget

Gov. Ted Strickland aims to “reverse the disinvestment in higher education and begin the reinvestment” through a plan he promoted on campus March 28. “It’s important to do that not just for the students but for the state,” he said.

At a press conference hosted by President Ribeau, the governor outlined his proposals for the biennial budget. They include discontinuing aid to for-profit institutions not recognized by the Ohio Board of Regents, making financial aid more need-based and, most importantly for state colleges, calling for a tuition freeze for the next academic year.

In return, he said, the state will make a number of short- and long-term commitments to state colleges and universities, including a 5 percent increase in state share of instruction for those universities that adopt the tuition freeze next year and a promise of an additional 2 percent in 2009 for those that keep tuition increases at 3 percent or less.


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