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Board approves loan from within the UA System to its Grantham online program

The University of Arkansas System's board of trustees has approved a loan of up to $2.5 million to the online University of Arkansas Grantham, where enrollment has declined.
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UA System's efforts to acquire University of Phoenix persisted after board rejected the plan

Representatives of the University of Arkansas System kept negotiating with the University of Phoenix even after the UA System's board of trustees rejected President Donald Bobbitt's proposal for a nonprofit affiliate to buy the online university, according to a court document.
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UA System President Bobbitt's final contract draft gets board approval

One major change from Bobbitt's current agreement is that the board of trustees can sever ties without a big price tag.

Sheffield Nelson urges UA System board not to renew Bobbitt's contract; Bobbitt responds

Still angry over the University of Phoenix debacle, board Vice Chairman Sheffield Nelson has accused University of Arkansas System President Donald Bobbitt of deceiving the board of trustees and urged fellow trustees to start looking for a new president.
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Sheffield Nelson says no to being UA System chairman, cites strained relationship with Bobbitt

In an interview with the Arkansas Times, Nelson cited UA System President Bobbitt's secretive push to seal a deal with the University of Phoenix and last year's chancellor selection process.

UPDATE: UA System board says no to resolution supporting University of Phoenix purchase

The University of Arkansas System's board of trustees today rejected a resolution supporting President Donald Bobbitt's proposal for a nonprofit affiliate to buy the University of Phoenix, one of the nation's largest nonprofit online colleges.
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UPDATE: UA System to take Phoenix plan to a divided board for a vote Monday

University of Arkansas System board members today welcomed their first public briefing on President Donald Bobbitt's 2-year-old plan for a nonprofit affiliate to buy the for-profit University of Phoenix with both frustration and praise.

Financing on effort in Arkansas to buy University of Phoenix remains unresolved

Almost two years after talks began for a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Arkansas System to buy the for-profit University of Phoenix, financing has not been secured for the deal, a system spokesman said today.
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UA-Fayetteville faculty senate opposes acquisition of University of Phoenix

The faculty senate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville said today that it opposes acquisition of the University of Phoenix by a nonprofit affiliated with the UA System.

Veterans' group warns against a Phoenix deal; UA System president defends moving forward

A national coalition of veterans, students and faculty, civil-rights advocates and others has urged the University of Arkansas System of the reputational and financial risks should a private affiliate of the school buy the University of Phoenix.
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Nonprofit formed in August would buy University of Phoenix for UA System; board chairman concerned about plan

Transformative Education Services Inc., called TES Inc. for short, was established in August to explore "educational opportunities and innovation to support learning opportunities," UA System spokesman Nate Hinkel said today.

University of Phoenix confirms talks underway with UA System affiliate

The University of Phoenix today confirmed it has been talking with a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Arkansas System about a possible sale to the Arkansas entity.
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