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Retirement plan lawsuits could be just the beginning

As lawsuits allege major universities dropped the ball in running their retirement plans, experts believe more institutions will find themselves in the crosshairs.

Report scrutinizes endowment spending on low-income students

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.

Report finds state subsidies do not favor the rich

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A new report says the wealthy do not disproportionately benefit from public subsidies, but some wonder whether low-income students get enough.

Vermont pushes to combine public colleges' administrations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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