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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.

Texas, Florida, and Wisconsin governors see large overlap in higher education platforms

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Overlap in agendas for governors of Wisconsin, Florida, and Texas hints at a new Republican approach to higher education.

U. of Florida history professors fight differential tuition

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History professors at the University of Florida fight back against idea that the state should use tuition to discourage enrollment in fields without immediate connection to jobs.

 

Despite promising election results, California higher education still faces uphill battle

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California higher education leaders see Tuesday’s election results as a potential boon for the state’s colleges and universities, but major financial problems could still complicate the systems’ recoveries.

Use of public tuition for financial aid likely to become a political issue in many states

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Policy change in Iowa reflects increased public skepticism about using tuition revenue for financial aid. Will such shifts end an unfair burden on middle-class students or abandon low-income students?

Colleges rethink need blind admissions in favor of meeting need

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Facing financial constraints and public pressure over students’ debt, some colleges move away from need-blind admissions -- which are often costly to the institution and students -- in favor of reducing "gapping."

Price growth slows, but aid levels off too, College Board finds

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Two new reports by the College Board show more moderate tuition increases than in previous years, but restrictions on federal aid spending could lead to higher net prices going forward.

California lawmakers target students and faculty to pass tax hike measure

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California politicians are targeting students and faculty members to support a ballot measure that, by raising taxes, could stave off cuts to higher education and tuition hikes.

Several ballot measures could have significant impact on higher ed this November

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Although only a small number of ballot measures this election season deal with higher education, initiatives in several states could have significant impact.

Admissions and aid policies play a larger role than tuition in driving debt, paper finds

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New paper finds that admissions and financial aid policies play a larger role than tuition prices do in driving student debt.

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