In Nevada, Harsh Reality Hits Higher Education

Years of budget cuts sap campuses and morale

John Gurzinski for The Chronicle

The five-year-old, 122-acre Harry Reid Research and Technology Park, 10 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, still awaits its first building.
August 28, 2011

Just how grim is the fate of higher education in Nevada? Francisco Hernandez can tell you. The 26-year-old senior at the University of Nevada at Reno had saved nearly $7,000 to get himself settled after graduating this summer. But that money's almost…

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