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Study assesses how megafoundations have changed role of higher ed philanthropy

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Study documents how Gates and Lumina -- by collaborating with government, funding intermediaries, and investing heavily in messaging -- have reshaped the philanthropic role in higher education, for better and worse.

Lafayette conference focuses on shifting conversation about liberal arts' value

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While recognizing looming challenges, elite liberal arts college presidents think their best course is to continue to do what they do best and try to change the conversation about educational value.

Lafayette conference shows concern about liberal arts colleges' economic future

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At a conference this week, it is clear that elite liberal arts colleges are concerned about the future, and silver bullets are hard to find.

Public universities will take on more debt as states decrease spending on capital projects

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With state lawmakers unwilling to fund capital projects at colleges and universities, public institutions increasingly turn to debt to finance construction and maintenance.

Columbia trustee's column challenges notion that trustees should speak with one voice

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A trustee's critical column in Columbia's student paper challenges the notion that private university trustees should speak with a unified voice.

AUCCCD survey shows some progress, same struggles for college counseling centers

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Staff see some improvements in the state of counseling centers and the students they treat, but struggle to deal with core issues.

College presidents are older, whiter, more likely to come from outside academe

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Study shows sharp upturn in proportion of campus leaders older than 61 and those coming from outside higher ed -- and continued dominance of white men.

 

The Republican candidate's record on higher education

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So far, the Republican front-runner has said little about colleges. But as governor, he quarreled with the UMass president, and more recently he has praised for-profit colleges.

University student codes of conduct include fines for violations

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More colleges want to be able to fine students who violate conduct codes. But how they go about it, and the impact of the policies, varies.

Is NCAA governance on the brink of reform?

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Fights over financial aid rules have revealed longstanding tension over governance of NCAA's top division -- and prompted a review of the structure. But will all get the representation they want?

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