Around the industry: Minnesota higher ed system seeks 2017 tuition freeze

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  • Connecticut: Quinnipiac University students are expressing their disapproval for the school's new logo unveiled in June, featuring a different typeface and a lowercase "u" for university. A petition is circulating to change the logo back. "As a student, it kind of makes us sound like we aren't smart enough to know that it's a proper noun," says student Marisa Viggiano (Scott, Fox 61, 9/14).
  • Minnesota: Trustees for the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system are convening this week to discuss a funding proposal that would allow for a tuition freeze in 2017. To make this possible, system administrators are seeking a $173 million increase in state funding for the 2018-2019 biennium (Verges, West Central Tribune, 9/20).
  • Ohio: The Appalachian Regional Commission's Partnerships for Opportunities and Workforce and Economic Revitalization has awarded Ohio University $2 million to create a 28-country regional innovation network for coal-impacted communities in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The program aims to create 125 new businesses and 1,110 jobs and raise $25 million in company investments over the next six years (Morgan County Herald, 9/7).

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