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  • State Council of Higher Education for Virginia approves School of Neuroscience for fall 2016

    by Elizabeth Liverman | Apr 19, 2016
    The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) approved this week the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience, effective fall 2016. To be housed in the Virginia Tech College of Science and headed by neuroscientist Harald Sontheimer, the school was approved in November 2015 by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
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  • SCHEV analysis: Budget includes additional $313 million for colleges and universities

    by Elizabeth Liverman | Apr 12, 2016
    In a sharp reversal of recent funding trends, higher education in Virginia would receive an additional $313 million in the two-year budget approved by the General Assembly, according to an analysis by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.
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  • 2016 Outstanding Faculty Awards

    by Elizabeth Liverman | Mar 22, 2016
    The Commonwealth will celebrate the recipients of the 2016 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Awards on Feb. 16.
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  • Governor McAuliffe Honors Recipients of 2016 Outstanding Faculty Awards

    by Elizabeth Liverman | Mar 22, 2016
    Governor Terry McAuliffe yesterday honored the 13 recipients of this year’s Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, research, knowledge integration and public service.
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  • SCHEV Hires Two for Assessment and Communications

    by Elizabeth Liverman | Mar 22, 2016
    The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has added two employees to support The Virginia Plan for Higher Education, SCHEV’s statewide strategic plan.
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  • Media Advisory: Council Meeting March 21-22

    by Elizabeth Liverman | Mar 22, 2016
    The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia will hold meetings of its Executive, Resources and Planning, and Academic Affairs committees beginning at 1 p.m. at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester Point. Members will discuss proposed new programs at Virginia Tech (neuroscience) and George Mason University (master of laws). After the meeting, members will tour VIMS and have dinner at the College of William & Mary.
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  • Local professors honored by State Council of Higher Education

    by Elizabeth Liverman | Feb 22, 2016
    The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia honored two local college professors this week for superior accomplishments in teaching, research and public service with a plaque and $5,000.
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  • UMW chooses Truman State's Paino as president

    by Elizabeth Liverman | Feb 22, 2016
    Troy Paino, president of Truman State University in Missouri, will be the University of Mary Washington’s 10th president, succeeding Rick Hurley on July 1.
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  • Our view: Sweet Briar College, one year later

    by Elizabeth Liverman | Feb 22, 2016
    A year ago this time, the board at Sweet Briar College was secretly planning to shut down the school, convinced the women’s college could not survive in today’s world. Now, here’s the new president at Sweet Briar, touring the country, and soon the world, telling a remarkable story about why the school is not just surviving, but perhaps even flourishing.
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  • H-SC presidential search down to the final three

    by Elizabeth Liverman | Feb 22, 2016
    The search for Hampden-Sydney College’s 25th president of has been narrowed down to three candidates.
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