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3 Small Colleges Close. Is That a Trend?  

Dowling, St. Catharine, and Burlington Colleges have plenty of company in financial peril. But small-college leaders say the institutions that shut down may be victims of unusual circumstances, not harbingers of certain doom.

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Illinois Still Hasn’t Passed a Budget. Here’s What That Means for Its Public Universities.  

With an ugly legislative battle about to enter its second year, higher education is caught in the crossfire. Public-college leaders describe how they plan to move forward without clear expectations for state support.

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George Mason Faculty Demands Review of University's Agreements With Donors  

Criticizing plans to rename the university's law school for Justice Antonin Scalia, the Faculty Senate called for the suspension of a pact between the school and the Charles Koch Foundation.

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The Mark Cuban Effect: How a Vocal Billionaire Is Betting on Higher Ed’s Disruption  

The celebrity businessman and ed-tech mentor says education "is a mess." He hopes to help turn it around with investments in start-ups and sharp criticism of bloated administration, glitzy facilities, and "easy money" in student loans.

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2 Hot Themes From a Fast-Growing Innovation Summit  

Mentorship tools and college-to-career services dominated the buzz at a gathering of ed-tech companies, investors, and educators.

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What Hourly Higher-Ed Employees Made in 2015-16

Skilled craft workers, including electricians and plumbers, were among the best-compensated hourly employees of colleges and universities, according to a survey released on Monday.

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What a Funding Fracas Could Mean for the Future of CUNY  

Andrew M. Cuomo, New York’s governor, has called for the state to shift $485 million of its contribution to the university system onto New York City. But the city has balked, leaving faculty members concerned.

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As Neighboring Campus Faced Death, Hollins U. Set Itself Apart

The university, in Roanoke, Va., has avoided the pitfalls that other small colleges have faced.

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As College-Run Bookstores Hang by a Thread, Chapel Hill Ponders Virtual Alternatives  

Like many campus stores, UNC Student Stores has seen declining revenue. The options include outsourcing it and turning it into an e-commerce operation.

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Inside One University's Pursuit of Nine-Figure Donations  

Northwestern University’s remarkable year illustrates how one blockbuster donation can lead to another.

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Congress Again Scrutinizes Colleges With Big Endowments  

Private institutions whose nest eggs exceed $1 billion are the focus of lawmakers’ questionnaires.

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State Spending on Higher Education Continues Slow Improvement

For a third consecutive year, state money increased by a modest amount, though some states are still spending less than they were five years earlier.

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For Illinois's Public Colleges, No State Money Means Plenty of Pain  

As a monthslong budget deadlock drags on, college officials say it’s only a matter of time before some institutions will have to restructure themselves — or close.

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College Endowments Are Flourishing Again — and Critics Are Taking Note

Some in Congress want more money to go to scholarships and less to private-equity managers. But nonprofit groups worry that restrictions could have a spillover effect on others.

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Little for Students in ‘Historic’ Settlement of Education Management Case

The $95.5-million deal that the company reached with the government and whistle-blowers makes no specific provision to help students who took out federal loans to attend the company’s colleges.

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Missing the Mark on Enrollment and Revenue: No Easy Fix  

A third of the colleges that responded to an annual Chronicle survey didn’t meet their enrollment or revenue goals this year. For some, the time has come to make hard choices.

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Why a Certain $21 Million Is Worth Much More to the U. of Phoenix

For now, the university is barred from enrolling active-duty military personnel under a Department of Defense program. The loss of that ability, and the money that comes with it, could have an outsize impact.

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Critics Take Aim (Again) at Rich University Endowments

The ire stirred by a recent op-ed and by a large gift sounds familiar. Questions about the tax benefits that flow to wealthy colleges have swirled before, to little avail.

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When College Is Free, or Free(ish)  

Proposals to eliminate community-college tuition have recently grabbed headlines, but many students can already get some college education at close to no charge.

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How Can You Tell When a College Is Circling the Drain?  

Data, opinions, and other vital signs are abundant, but good luck using them to identify a failing institution before it flatlines.

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Sweet Briar Savors the Promise of Revival, but Fund-Raising Challenge Is Vast  

Advocates may have secured the colleges future for the short term. But theyve still got their work cut out for them.

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Education Dept. Calls Imminent Rule a Reminder to States of Their Oversight Role

The rule, which will be enforced starting on July 1, requires state authorization for colleges to remain eligible to participate in federal student-aid programs.

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Federal Dollars Finance Ever-Greater Share of Higher Education, Analysis Shows

From 2000 to 2012, U.S. government spending increased by 32 percent, while state spending fell by 37 percent.

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When Students Are Disowned Over Sexuality or Gender, Some Colleges Lend Them a Hand  

Officials at the colleges have established emergency funds for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students whose families cut them off financially after they come out.

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Before Cutting Tuition, Consider This  

Cutting tuition has both champions and critics. But both groups agree that a price cut is nowhere near that simple, and is not for every college.