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August 29, 2015

UC MERCED EXPANSION DELAYED BY BUDGET CUTS, ONLINE CLASSES

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By MATT KRUPNICK, The Hechinger Report

A decade has passed since America’s newest research university opened amid farmland in central California. And surprisingly little on the landscape has changed. Cows still graze alongside the University of California, Merced. There’s no student union, and some researchers are based miles away at a former Air Force base. Merced’s experience should be a warning, said Henry Eyring, co-author of “The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out” and academic vice president at Brigham Young University’s Idaho campus. As much as politicians like to cut ribbons in front of new campuses, he said, traditional colleges have become much more expensive than online courses and other new means of delivering education.

http://abc30.com/education/uc-merced-expansion-delayed-by-budget-cuts-online-classes/952452/

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