Despite an unconventional structure and a public launch in the middle of the economic downturn, Drake U. administrators are hopeful for outcome of $200 million campaign.
In a pilot, universities pay a little extra so alumni can have access to the scholarly article database after they graduate.
Educators consider how they can get "near-completers" to finish up their college degrees.
Fund-raising officials see U. of Southern California's announcement of $6 billion campaign as indication of optimism in the development market.
Colleges use quirky, game-oriented microsites to recruit prospective students and reconnect with alumni.
On dozens of campuses, students vote for small fee increases intended to generate money for environmental plans.
Analysis documents gaps between the wealthiest and everyone else -- and suggests that some strategies used to build mega-endowments may not work indefinitely.
Universities' responses to Senate inquiry on finances shed light on wealthy institutions' practices, providing some new data, answering some questions, and raising others.
Chicago Tribune exposes extent of political influence on getting into U. of Illinois -- leaving university pledging to fix any problems and claiming that this goes on everywhere.
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