David Damore

David Damore

David Damore is Professor and Chair, Political Science, at UNLV.

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The geography of higher education reform

By: , and - December 3, 2020

In November’s election Nevada voters narrowly rejected Question 1. The legislatively referred constitutional amendment proposed to change the Board of Regents of the University of Nevada from a constitutional to a statutory body in order to more effectively facilitate legislative oversight of higher education. As a consequence, Nevada’s land-grant institution will continue to be governed […]

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Limits on Nevada’s Legislature keep it from serving the state

By: - June 14, 2019

In the last 30 years, Nevada has evolved from a sparsely and homogenously populated rural outpost to one of the most urban and diverse states in the country. Nevada’s population is now majority-minority. The Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise Metropolitan statistical area with over 2.2 million residents is the 28th largest in the country and is home to […]

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Guest op-ed: Remediating the chancellor

By: , and - January 22, 2019

Last December, The Lincy Institute at UNLV held a forum where we presented research examining the funding of public higher education in Nevada using data provided by the Legislative Counsel Bureau.  The analysis finds that after the implementation of the funding formula in 2013, the share of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s (NSHE) operational […]