Author: Anthony Hennen

Mass Layoffs At Ohio U. A Warning Sign For Rural Higher Ed

Ohio University kicked a hornet’s nest over the weekend when they announced a mass layoff of 140 workers. While those workers are mostly non-teaching staff, professors and instructors have also received non-renewal notices. Before the coronavirus reached American shores, OU wasn’t on solid financial ground. In March, administrators announced they needed to cut […]

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ARC Funding Cuts Threaten Livelihood of POWER Grant Recipients — ‘What would that money have done if used elsewhere?’

Though the Trump administration has threatened to eliminate its funding in the upcoming budget, the Appalachian Regional Commission has continued to encourage regional development through small-scale growth. Revitalization through individual entrepreneurs, rather than by mega-companies, has been the tactic. The Appalachian Regional Commission is a federal-state partnership, promoting economic, social, […]

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