College endowment funds did well in the market in 2013

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College endowment funds saw healthy double-digit investment returns in 2013.

House Committee Report Highlights Plight of Adjunct Professors

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A new report on the impact of adjunct labor marks a new level of interest in Washington about the changing nature of the higher education workforce.

State higher ed funding rebounds but not yet to where it was before the recession

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Nationally, states are continuing to restore aid to higher ed, but funding is still lower than it was before the recession. 

New presidents or provosts Alfred State Idaho Penn St. Brandywine St. Francis SMSU Southern Utah Florida

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  • Marshall Criser III, president of AT&T Florida, has been appointed as chancellor of the State University System of Florida.
  • Bill Eddleman, vice provost and dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Southeast Missouri State University, has been promoted to provost there.

Alabama university limits president's love life

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Alabama State University doesn't want its president to have live-in lovers -- and has banned it in writing.

Donor dependent Bard College faces the future

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As Moody's points out the college's financial vulnerabilities – such as cash on hand to last 2 weeks – President Leon Botstein sticks with his philosophy of spending the money he raises.


Highlighting Berkeley, paper explores academic damage of expanding, independent athletics program

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Paper argues that without clear values and mission but with lots of money, Berkeley athletics has gotten out of control, at the expense of academics.

Temple cuts highlight cost of big-time football

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While Temple attributes the decision to cut seven teams to other issues, it is one of many universities that have cut Olympic sports while upping spending on football.

Before a suicide, OCR again tells colleges not to remove self-threatening students

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Amid persisting confusion about when colleges can involuntarily remove a self-threatening student, Education Department again signals it's not permissible -- in an investigation that ends in a student's suicide.

Presidents denounce the academic boycott of Israel, but on some campuses faculty and presidents clash

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A growing chorus of university chiefs condemns American Studies Association for endorsing boycott of Israeli universities, but at some campuses, the presidential statements have been a source of tension.


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