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Trump's work-study proposal causes a stir

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Many experts on the program agree it needs changing with a greater emphasis on low-income students. But few agree that the large cut being sought by the Trump administration will help.

Proposed U.S. budget would imperil Pell and low-income students, critics say

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By cutting a third of program's surplus and slashing other aid programs, Trump administration's first budget would imperil college access, advocates argue.

White House proposes eliminating university-based coastal research program

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Amid report White House wants to kill program based at 33 universities, defenders note many of its projects relate directly to local business needs.

New network aims to strengthen, transform independent bookstores

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Association of nonleased campus stores unveils network designed to reduce their dependence on textbook profits and let colleges retain revenues many now pay to companies to operate the stores.

Trump signs HBCU executive order as campus leaders meet with congressional Republicans

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New executive order moves HBCU initiative into White House but otherwise doesn't depart significantly from previous executive orders on historically black colleges.

Wisconsin higher ed leaders welcome proposed funding but worry about details

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Wisconsin governor who has pushed for deep cuts to higher education is now seeking increased spending. Academics welcome the shift, but some worry about the details, including a requirement for monitoring teaching loads.

Saint Joseph's plan to suspend operations prompts questions looking ahead and behind

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Saint Joseph's will suspend operations, saying it lacks funds to continue without an overhaul. Many faculty members, students and alumni question how things got so dire.

Growth in charitable contributions to colleges slows in 2016

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Total contributions climbed to $41 billion in 2016 even though gifts from individuals dropped.

Saint Joseph's in Indiana will suspend operations

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Saint Joseph’s of Indiana says it doesn’t have money to continue after this semester.

States report 3.4 percent increase in higher education appropriations

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Appropriations for higher education increased in more than three-quarters of states in 2016-17.

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