In Inside Higher Ed survey, CFOs express doubts about campuses' financial sustainability but seem disinclined to take on sacred cows. Few seem worried about debt levels, and fewer still favor divestment from fossil fuels.
As more states recognize gay marriage, universities consider whether to keep policies created to help same-sex partners who couldn't marry. And in states that still don't recognize gay marriage, some public colleges are starting to offer new benefits.
Alabama State University is starting a master's program in social work.
Brown University is starting an undergraduate major in contemplative studies.
Community College of Allegheny County is starting associate degree and certificate programs in mechatronics technology.