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Labor College, backed by the A.F.L.-C.I.O. for decades, closes because of finances

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A union-backed college is forced to shut down. To blame: debt on campus renovations, online effort that didn't work, and waning support from organized labor. Are there lessons for other colleges?

 

Endowment returns, negative in 2012, return to double digits

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A year ago, endowment investment returns were in the red, now they are nearly 12 percent. But it's unlikely to last.

Secret merger, now public, meets opposition in Georgia

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A plan to merge Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic in Georgia is running into opposition.

UNC institution looking at cutting physics, history, political science and more

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One North Carolina university, prodded by the state, may kill its history, political science and physics majors, among others.

Colleges slow tuition growth, but financial aid is not keeping pace, report shows

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Grant aid is not keeping pace with the cost of college, even as the rate of tuition growth slows, two new reports from the College Board show. 

Faculty-sharing experiment is working out the kinks

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A much-hyped faculty-sharing experiment among several small colleges seemed promising when it was announced a few years ago. But sharing isn't as straightforward at it seems.

Two years after dramatic price drop, Sewanee's tuition has climbed back up

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Sewanee got a lot of attention for dropping its sticker price in 2011. Now it's back up. 

Harvard rejects call to divest from fossil fuels

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University president says she doesn't believe selling holdings in fossil fuel companies is "warranted or wise," and suggests doing so would be inconsistent with how students and professors use energy.

Saybrook joins growing nonprofit education system, a possible new model for higher ed

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Saybrook University joins TCS Education, part of an emergent set of nonprofit coalitions aimed at providing administrative efficiency found in public and for-profit systems.

Higher education braces for a government shutdown and more fiscal fights

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Higher education likely to feel only mild effects from possible government shutdown next week, but advocates for colleges are bracing for larger funding battles.

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