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Investing in Oklahoma higher education yields strong returns

With so much focus on pre-K through twelfth grade education funding, it is easy to overlook the more drastic cuts that higher education has sustained over the past decade. State spending on higher education has decreased by 26 percent since 2008 with Oklahoma leading the nation for the most drastic cuts between 2012 and 2017. Unfortunately, last year’s boost to PK-12 education funding did not extend to higher education whose budget remained virtually flat from the previous year. This session the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education has asked for a $101.5 million increase over last year’s budget to help undo budget cuts made over the past decade. Maintaining a robust system of higher

SWOSU Lady Bulldogs Ranked #2 in Final National Poll

The record-setting season turned in by the SWOSU women's basketball team ended with the Lady Bulldogs ranked second in the final Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) national poll, establishing a new program-best ranking for the program. SWOSU set a new single-season record for victories, finishing the season 35-2 after dropping a heartbreaking, double overtime contest against Lubbock Christian in the NCAA Division II National Championship game. LCU finishes the season ranked first, followed by SWOSU, Drury and Indiana (Pa.), the other teams who advanced to the Final Four. The Lady Bulldogs road to a national runner-up finish included victories over three nationally-ranked teams in

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