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New School conference hits on changing financial picture for public colleges

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At New School conference, higher education leaders discussed the need to reduce institutional costs as revenue streams continue to dry up.

Arizona universities turn to cities in lieu of state support

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As states pull support for higher education construction, cities offer incentives to develop new campuses.

Ohio State considers outsourcing parking

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Should colleges outsource parking? Plans to do so at Ohio State anger professors.

 

U. of Virginia gives colleges ability to spend money they generate

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Tight times have led many colleges to centralize budget decisions, but U.Va. moves in opposite direction, hoping departmental control over costs will spur creativity.

Colleges Fail U.S. Financial Test

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Latest data from Education Department show scores of private institutions failing to meet disputed metrics aimed at measuring "financial responsibility."

On-Campus Health Clinics -- for Staff

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As premiums soar and cost pressures mount, a small university aims to improve employee health -- and cut insurance costs over the long term -- by providing primary care on the campus.

Academic Finance Demystified

Better understanding of how the money flows can help professors navigate their campuses' budget processes. Elizabeth H. Simmons offers a primer.

Dealing With Fine Print

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Auxiliary service agreements tying vendor spending on facilities to contract renewals raise conflict-of-interest questions -- and may be quite common.

Safer Bets

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Despite holding the same risky assets that led to losses in 2008, universities have learned from experience and have less to fear in current volatility, experts say.

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