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Disruption, Delivery and Degrees

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Author who popularized idea that technological innovation disrupts industries' established powers applies theory to higher education -- with warning to traditional colleges.

Cast Out in Chicago

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Adjuncts at Columbia College Chicago say that administration's replacement of 100 long-serving instructors, without explanation, is an act of 'war' on their union.

Wanted: A Dependable Backer

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With states supporting a smaller share of public universities' budgets, should the federal government step in?

From Modernist to Modern

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At meeting of campus planners, 2 colleges describe cost-effective efforts to transform outmoded libraries into vibrant centers of campus activity.

About Face?

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Trustees at financially struggling Birmingham-Southern turn to retired general and banker to lead hoped-for recovery.

Community College Venture Sold

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Princeton Review unloads business line that delivers academic programs to two-year institutions seeking to build enrollments.

So You Say You're Broke?

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Hearing that the University of California system had $2.5 billion in “unrestricted net assets” on hand in 2010 could make anyone question the necessity of the 32 percent tuition hike that has been proposed, or the 11 to 26 furlough days that more than 100,000 employees were forced to take in 2009.

Entrepreneurship vs. Scholarship?

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Trying to wring revenues from research poses risks to academe, one scholar warns.

Slow Growing

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For third straight year, average tuition at private colleges and universities will increase less than pre-recession, but again outpaces inflation. Institutional financial aid continues to grow.

U. of San Francisco changes how it assesses academic programs

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New programs at University of San Francisco must fit "mission," but deans are using more sophisticated tools to show they can make money, too.

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