Georgia's College-Merger Plan Sidesteps Political Pitfalls

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The university system's chancellor, Henry (Hank) M. Huckaby, said some jobs would be cut, particularly in administration. Expansion of services, however, is likely to be a bigger benefit than any cost savings.
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Recommendations for mergers of public colleges have become more common in recent years as state lawmakers and higher-education leaders have looked for ways to deal with historic budget shortfalls. Nearly all of those proposals, however, have...

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