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Massachusetts debates new regulatory requirements on private colleges in the wake of Mount Ida's closure

After Mount Ida College closure, Massachusetts proposals grapple with whether colleges should disclose shutdown possibilities and when regulators should step in.

West Virginia University draws heat for new coordinating board connection

Critics worry West Virginia University is pulling strings, consolidating power and killing a funding proposal it dislikes through appointment of state coordinating board interim chancellor.

Antioch College survived furloughs and salary cuts, but worries remain

Concerns rise over enrollment and finances at the storied small liberal arts college in Ohio.

New University of Oklahoma president wastes no time with administrative overhaul

New president's deep cuts and broad reorganization are unusual for higher ed, even for a university saddled with debt and a cabinet some saw as unwieldy.

Pitt moves to rename building of public health school, which honors disgraced scientist

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After extensive study, Pitt moves to change name of building that houses its public health program -- a name that currently honors the U.S. surgeon general who oversaw the Tuskegee experiment.

Cynthia Nixon taps free college debates with plans to change Cuomo's Excelsior Scholarship

Long-shot gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon takes aim at New York's free tuition program, calling for a lower income limit, less stringent credit requirements and a first-dollar program.

Close ties between University of Michigan’s investments and donors draw scrutiny and criticism

University's endowment has grown. Should funds be invested with those who are also major donors?

Report criticizes tax deduction that aids high-income grad students

A new report argues for letting a tax deduction that benefits high-earning grad students expire. It's part of a drumbeat of proposals to restrict federal benefits for graduate students.

Republicans are generally positive about higher education in new survey

New America survey finds a more nuanced, positive view of higher education among Republicans than previous surveys, but a partisan divide on who should pay for college.

Advocates push for stronger Pell Grant as appropriations cycle begins

Advocates prioritize a stronger Pell Grant as the next appropriations process gets under way, but big changes to the program are viewed as unlikely before an update to Higher Education Act.

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