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Clinton 'free' plan would boost public college enrollment, harm private colleges

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Analysis estimates public colleges would enroll up to 22 percent more students, mostly at open-enrollment institutions. A quarter of the gain would come at the expense of private colleges, particularly less selective ones.

Washington & Jefferson balances new programs with old emphasis

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Washington & Jefferson dips its toe into graduate programs, but leaders of the traditionally undergraduate college admit it's a balancing act, and are moving more modestly than other colleges trying to diversify their offerings.

Smith College students protest two leaked faculty letters

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Social work professors told administrators that they were letting students make unfair accusations and admitting unqualified students. Then someone forwarded the professors' letters to students. UPDATE: Dean responds.

Financial aid application is simpler and available earlier, but no panacea

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The federal financial aid application now allows students to use existing federal tax data, designed to inform families earlier about their available aid. But student advocates say colleges may undercut progress by moving up their own deadlines for students.

Report scrutinizes endowment spending on low-income students

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A new report suggests wealthy institutions should spend more from their endowments to help low-income students, but many campus critics say it's not so simple.

Liberty U's Falwell takes Cleveland stage in support of Trump

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On the eve of his prime-time speech at the GOP convention, Liberty U president discusses political advocacy in higher education and how Donald Trump is seeking to encourage more of it.

What happens when colleges drop need-blind admissions

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Some maintain that they can drop the policy and preserve access, but those who have gone need blind have seen gains in student diversity.

Business offices changing in many ways

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Different strategies take stage at the National Association of College and University Business Officers' annual meeting.

Saudi student numbers fall at many campuses

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Colleges have come to count on tuition from large numbers of Saudi Arabian students. After years of rapid growth, enrollments are declining on many campuses, in some cases precipitously.

Margaret Spellings backs tuition experiment, accountability measures at UNC

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In a wide-ranging discussion, the new UNC system president said accountability measures can stop micromanagement.

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