Governor’s bonding plan includes library funding

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton unveiled his bonding proposals today under the title “Getting Minnesota Back to Work.”  His “shovel-ready” projects total more than $500 million and include $14.9 million for MSU Moorhead’s Livingston Lord Library. It’s the first volley in a process that will face scrutiny from legislators as they weigh the pros and cons of Gov. Dayton’s list– and […]

Be informed for election day

Election day is just five days away. The new governor and State Legislature will be charged with the critical task of solving the state’s budget deficit, currently projected at $5.8 billion. Take a moment to hear what the major candidates for governor have to say about the following higher education issues by clicking on the links below:

Federal Legislative Update for July 8, 2010

Chris Halling, system director for student financial aid, has prepared an update regarding the changes to federal financial aid programs. One of those changes includes direct lending. All new student loans for loan periods beginning after July 1, 2010 are being made through the Federal Direct Loan Program. Halling reports that the transition seems to have been relatively simple since most of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities institutions have already been making Direct Loans and have offered assistance to those who are new to the program. It remains unclear until the start of fall semester if the U.S. Department of Education will be able to handle the increased volume. Click headline to read more.

2010 Mandates and Curiosities

The 2010 Mandates and Curiosities document is now available online. Mandates and Curiosities is a summary designed to highlight legislation passed during the 2010 legislative session that affects the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. You may find the 2010 Mandates and Curiosities document at the below link. Click headline for details.