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January 29, 2016
NSHE Notes: Highlights from Jan. 22 Special Board of Regents meeting
NSHE Notes: Highlights from Jan. 22 Special Board of Regents meeting

Last Friday, the Board of Regents held a workshop to discuss the role of the Board and to examine issues related to strategic policy decisions. This public meeting provided a crucial opportunity for higher education officials, campus leaders, student leaders, and the public to discuss trends and best practices in higher education, consider our ongoing challenges, and to brainstorm possible policy changes.

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January 19, 2016
NSHE Notes: Spring semester is underway!
NSHE Notes: Spring semester is underway!

Classes begin today as spring semester 2016 gets underway. I hope everyone was able to enjoy the holidays with friends and family and has renewed energy to start the new year.

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December 22, 2015
NSHE Notes: Season's Greetings
NSHE Notes: Season's Greetings

The holidays have arrived and another semester has come to an end, marking a time of year for celebration. I was fortunate to participate in the winter commencement ceremonies at UNR and UNLV and congratulate about 3,500 graduates!

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November 25, 2015
NSHE Notes: Giving thanks
NSHE Notes: Giving thanks

Giving thanks and encouraging acts of kindness are at the core of the national holiday of Thanksgiving. In 1863, a year before Nevada became our nation's 36th state, President Abraham Lincoln set aside a day for all Americans to reflect on the "gracious gifts" bestowed on our great country. He called upon us to be charitable and kind to all, especially those who most needed our help.

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November 9, 2015
NSHE Notes: Honoring Nevada's veterans
NSHE Notes: Honoring Nevada's veterans

On Wednesday, we will take a collective moment to honor the service of those who are, and have been, members of our armed forces. It is a day to celebrate and thank our veterans for their bravery, willingness to serve, and sacrifices they have made for our common good.

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November 2, 2015
NSHE Notes: Expanding STEM in Nevada
NSHE Notes: Expanding STEM in Nevada

On October 28, Gov. Brian Sandoval announced that a total of $335,975 is being awarded to Nevada State College, Truckee Meadows Community College and Western Nevada College as part of the state's ongoing efforts to invest in education.

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October 26, 2015
NSHE Notes: Public medical education in Nevada
NSHE Notes: Public medical education in Nevada
Public medical education took a giant step forward last week when the Nevada Legislature’s Interim Finance Committee released $18.2 million to continue development of UNLV’s medical school as well as $3.8 million to expand UNR’s medical school. These funds were appropriated by SB 514 and are critical for showing stability and state support for our medical programs that will be so important to medical school accreditors.
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October 19, 2015
NSHE Notes: The importance of rural community colleges
NSHE Notes: The importance of rural community colleges

Although we have a unique history and, some may argue, culture, we face many of the same issues as other states and higher education institutions. Providing a quality, and affordable, education to rural communities is one challenge we share with much of the country. According to the 2010 Carnegie Basic Classification, 64 percent of all public two-year colleges serve rural communities and these institutions serve nearly 37 percent of all community college enrollments in the United States.

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September 28, 2015
NSHE Notes: Improving pathways to higher education
NSHE Notes: Improving pathways to higher education

October marks the beginning of another busy month for your Nevada System of Higher Education and our ongoing outreach efforts to the many communities we serve.

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September 9, 2015
NSHE Notes: Designing a college for rural Nevada
NSHE Notes: Designing a college for rural Nevada

By 1965, Nevada was the only state in the U.S. without a community college. With our burgeoning population, there was a strong demand building for two-year vocational programs in Las Vegas, Reno and the rural communities.

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