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A university tries to deal with salary compression among faculty members

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At many colleges, long-term professors say their pay lags behind that of newer faculty. Has UW Oshkosh found a way to deal with the problem?

CUNY Graduate Center hopes to offer a public model for reform of doctoral education

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As Stanford spurs discussion of trimming time-to-degree for Ph.D.s, CUNY offers model for public institutions that might want to kill tradition of grad school as a place you "check in and never check out."

University of California rethinks how it funds campuses

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The University of California system is changing the way it funds its 10 campuses to equalize per-student appropriations.

Many students opt for colleges that spend more on nonacademic functions, study finds

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Many prospective students favor colleges that invest more in nonacademic functions (including athletics and dormitories) over institutions that focus their spending on academics, study finds.

Study casts doubt on idea that spending more per student leads to better educational outcomes

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Study questions the relationship between how much colleges spend on education, and the quality of education that they provide.

State appropriations for higher education up in 31 states, report says

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State appropriations for higher education increased in 31 states last year, according to new report, though the gains were small in most, reflecting broader economic shifts.

Moody's report calls into question all traditional university revenue sources

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Every university funding source is under pressure, Moody’s asserts, meaning that all institutions -- even the elites -- need to rethink their business models.

Universities spend more on athletics per athlete than on academics per student, report finds

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Colleges spent much more on athletics per athlete than on academics per student between 2005 and 2010, new report finds, with growth in the former outpacing the latter.

Fiscal cliff deal averts across-the-board spending cuts

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A last-minute deal in Congress puts off mandatory spending cuts for two months and extends a tax break for college tuition.

Carnegie Mellon wins more than $1 billion in patent case

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Jury awards record-setting payment after finding that Marvell infringed on the university's patents. Judge could triple the sum.

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