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Vermont pushes to combine public colleges' administrations

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Experts praise a proposed arrangement -- which system officials avoid calling the "M-word" -- but faculty members on the affected campuses worry about local identity.

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.

Wright State U drops presidential debate while some Cleveland campuses take precautions

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Presidential election events become riskier proposition for colleges amid rising security concerns and financial costs.

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.

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.

Universities try new ways to reach recent graduates, especially those with debt

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Colleges expand efforts to raise money from recent graduates. But Northeastern campaign that was widely mocked online shows that raising money from those repaying student loans isn't easy.

Higher education cost adjustment under fire again

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Critics say the Higher Education Cost Adjustment index leads to the wrong conclusions on state funding and policy.

Haverford College shifts from need-blind to need-aware admissions

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College says it will admit a small share of its applicant pool based in part on ability to pay.

Plymouth State announces layoffs, restructuring around interdisciplinary clusters

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Plymouth State plans to replace them with clusters. Restructuring and layoffs have professors scratching their heads.

New California budget increases higher education funding, on one condition

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To receive portions of the money allocated to them in the new state budget, California's public universities will need to admit more in-state students.

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