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January 29, 2012
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Is there a north-south funding gap in higher education?

Last week, state Sen. John Lee repeated the charge of bias in higher-education funding in favor of Northern Nevada - particularly that the University of Nevada, Reno, is treated better than the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Everybody knows that UNR spends more per student than UNLV, right?

Mark Twain once said, "There is something worse than ignorance, and that's knowing what ain't so."

The budget gap between UNR and UNLV may have existed in the past, but not any longer. According to calculations by the Nevada System of Higher Education, UNLV's operating budget is currently $11,790 per student full-time …

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