The Board of Trustees’ Financial Committee discussed the Apple lease and the iPad initiative Thursday. Credit: Summer Cartwright | Campus Editor More details on the digital partnership between Apple and Ohio State were unveiled in a Thursday Board of Trustees meeting, including a plan to allows students to keep the iPads when they graduate. The Board’s Finance Committee approved the university’s lease with Apple, detailing its $11 million deal with the tech giant to provide iPads and related products to first-year students beginning Autumn 2018. The plan will go before the full Board on Friday for a vote of approval. Students will receive a 10.5-inch, 256GB iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil, a smart keyboard, an STM Dux Shell Case and three years of AppleCare+ for the iPads. The iPad will come with all Microsoft and Adobe Suite programs, along with many other apps designed to assist students in the classroom. The data will be backed up daily to the student’s … [Read more...] about Campus: Board of Trustees Finance Committee approves Apple lease for iPad initiative
By Brian Zahn Published 12:00 am, Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Photo: Brian Zahn / Hearst Connecticut Media Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Lil Snyder and Michael Fumiatti Lil Snyder and Michael Fumiatti Photo: Brian Zahn / Hearst Connecticut Media New Haven school finance committee meets with purchasing department over bids 1 / 1 Back to Gallery NEW HAVEN — After several weeks of members of the Board of Education taking umbrage with the state of the district’s construction and maintenance contracts, the board’s finance committee met with representatives of the city’s purchasing department. Committee member Tamiko Jackson-McArthur brought up multiple concerns expressed by members of the committee — including whether contractors were taking advantage of change orders, what the … [Read more...] about New Haven school finance committee meets with purchasing department over bids
Roswell City Council’s Finance Committee determined signature events that will receive in-kind funding and assistance from the City on Thursday evening. City Councilors present were Chair Caleb Grant, Steve Henderson, Judy Stubbs and Jacob Roebuck. Councilor Roebuck made the motion and Councilor Stubbs seconded by adding an amendment to consider each event’s impact on economic development and number of visitors brought to the city. The resolution was approved unanimously with an amendment for the governing body to consider the events on an annual basis. City Manager Joe Neeb said this resolution would allow a process for accounting for the costs to the City. The committee went into a discussion on how to formally identify these signature events, which are the following for this year: Eastern New Mexico State Fair, Cinco de Mayo and Balloon Rally, Hike It & Spike It and the UFO festival. Since these events kick off in May, the governing body decided on this … [Read more...] about Finance committee signs on for ‘signature events’
Last Updated Nov 19, 2009 12:17 PM EST The Democrats in the U.S. Senate have finally worked out a healthcare reform package that, judging by initial reports, seems remarkably similar to the one that came out of the Senate Finance Committee last month. The Congressional Budget Office estimates the legislation will cost $848 billion over 10 years, but that it will reduce the deficit by $130 billion, because the costs will be offset by new fees and taxes and reductions in Medicare spending. In contrast, the House of Representatives' bill, which has much in common with its Senate counterpart, would cost about $1.2 trillion over 10 years. While the initial figure cited by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was $894 billion, which would have cut the deficit by $130 billion over 10 years, extra provisions added at the last minute raised the price tag of the sweeping legislation. Aside from the cost, the biggest difference between the House and Senate bills is that the former would cover about 36 … [Read more...] about Senate’s Unified Reform Bill Owes Much to Finance Committee
Del. Jason Miyares worked several jobs in college at James Madison University and graduated in 1998 with little debt. Tuition in Virginia has increased 74 percent from 2006 to 2016, and Miyares, R-Virginia Beach, knows the times you could work your way through college are over. Bills to cap tuition increases have all been killed or tabled for "study" in the General Assembly this year. Miyares carried the last bill that advocates thought could help: A requirement that college governing boards provide the public with a chance to comment at a board meeting prior to a vote to raise tuition and fees. The bill, backed by the Virginia Coalition for Open Government, passed the House of Delegates 99-0. It was also supported by a new organization called Partners for College Affordability and Public Trust. In a bad omen for the bill, it was sent to the Finance Committee in the Senate. This is the committee to which bills with a fiscal impact on the state are referred, or bills lawmakers simply … [Read more...] about This tuition-control bill passed the House 99-0. Then it went to the Senate Finance Committee.