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A California law school ends discount pricing

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La Verne tries a radical approach to pricing. Could it catch on in legal education?

Sewanee tries to make its endowment spending more predictable

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Some colleges are abandoning market-based spending policies so they can plan for the future. The University of the South recently joined the group, saying the endowment spending policy most used in American higher education is unnecessarily severe.

Can U.S. government tell colleges in poor financial shape from those that are not?

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The U.S. Department of Education says a school for hypnotists is in better financial health than Harvard University. Could there be something wrong with the math?

Merger talks between Montreat College and Point University suddenly collapse

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A deal to merge two Christian colleges in the South collapsed. It's not entirely clear why Montreat College and Point University weren't meant for each other, but many at Montreat agree it's a good thing.

Cornell Tech rethinks how universities invest in software start-ups

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Officials at Cornell Tech, the new high-tech university being built in New York City, want to change how universities share in profits from research. 

After deep cuts, can Iowa Wesleyan rebound?

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Iowa Wesleyan eliminates 22 of its 52 professors and half of its academic programs. The president thinks it is now ready to grow. Can it?

Donors gave $34 billion to colleges in 2013

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Generous alumni helped colleges rake in nearly $34 billion in donations in 2013, a 9 percent increase over 2012.

College work forces grew but not as fast as enrollment

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Study documents that growth in higher ed hiring in recent years has failed to keep pace with enrollment increases, and challenges idea that tuition increases can be blamed on professors' pay.

Brandeis changes compensation policies after $5 million payout to ex-president

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As Brandeis announces a jaw-dropping payout to its former president, the university also says it has changed compensation rules in ways that might prevent a future payment of that size.

College endowment funds did well in the market in 2013

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College endowment funds saw healthy double-digit investment returns in 2013.

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