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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saint Joseph's in Indiana will suspend operations

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

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

Lehigh president moves quickly on growth plans

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As many Northeastern colleges fear enrollment declines, Lehigh University charts ambitious growth plan including 1,000 additional undergraduates, 100 more faculty members and a new college of health.

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