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Drop noted in Arkansas student-loan defaults

Subscriber onlyThe rate of Arkansas student-loan defaults fell but remained above the national rate, according to federal data released this week. Continue reading...

UA notebook

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DeVos targets Arkansas State's free-speech policy in remarks; attorney defends school

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas State University attorney on Tuesday defended the school as "committed" to free-speech rights after the school was targeted in remarks by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a day earlier. Continue reading...

UA trustees notebook

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UA System president gets boost in pay in addition to $510,000 salary

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt will earn $50,000 annually in deferred compensation after action taken Friday by system trustees. Continue reading...

Suit filed over UA's sex assault-case ruling

Plaintiff says he was wrongly punished

Subscriber onlyA lawsuit filed Friday under a pseudonym claims that a University of Arkansas, Fayetteville student was wrongly sanctioned this year for violating the school's sexual harassment and sexual misconduct policy, stating that UA had a "predetermined" outcome to his case. Continue reading...

UA to sell land used by homeless

Subscriber onlyA non- profit organization with plans to build microshelter housing has agreed to buy 4.69 acres of undeveloped land owned by the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Continue reading...

Northwest Arkansas nonprofit to buy land from UA, build microshelter housing

Subscriber onlyFAYETTEVILLE -- A nonprofit organization with plans to build microshelter housing has agreed to buy 4.69 acres of undeveloped land owned by the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Continue reading...

UA borrowing $27M for project

Funds for clerical systems

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas System will borrow $27 million over 10 years to help pay for an information technology project to replace and update finance and employee management systems for all campuses. Continue reading...

Audit: $27,489 in items missing at UA-Pulaski Tech

Subscriber onlyAn internal audit made public Friday states that University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College found that a staff member improperly provided bid information to a vendor. Continue reading...

UA student files suit over sanction

Subscriber onlyA lawsuit filed Friday under a pseudonym claims a University of Arkansas student was wrongly sanctioned this year for violating the school's sexual harassment and sexual misconduct policy, stating UA had a "predetermined" outcome to his case. Continue reading...

Homeless microshelter plan moves forward for UA land

Subscriber onlyA nonprofit group with plans to build microshelter housing has agreed to buy 4.69 undeveloped acres owned by the University of Arkansas, according to a proposal described Thursday to university trustees. Continue reading...

UA falls to 78 in colleges' rankings

Retention cited in U.S. News list

Subscriber onlyThe University of Arkansas, Fayetteville dropped 15 slots to 78th among 132 public universities listed in the U.S. News & World Report rankings of national universities released today. UA tied with the University of Mississippi for the ranking, with Chancellor Joe Steinmetz attributing the slide in part to changes in the rankings methodology to evaluate the retention of students receiving Pell grants. Continue reading...

UA says 27,778 students enrolled

Slower growth OK, officials say

Subscriber onlyTotal enrollment has increased at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, but once again at a slower pace compared with high-growth years in the recent past. Continue reading...

UA reports record graduation rate

65.5 percent of 2012 freshmen obtained degree, school says

Subscriber onlyThe six-year graduation rate at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville increased to a record-high 65.5 percent, according to data provided by the university. Continue reading...