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Congressman discusses plan to force colleges to spend large endowments

U.S. Representative Tom Reed discusses his legislation requiring colleges with wealthiest endowments to spend more on student aid -- or face penalties.

University of Maine draws more out-of-state students to Orono with tuition matching

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U of Maine used tuition-matching campaign to force its way into conversation with other Northeastern flagships. Move boosted freshman commitments, but none of the targeted campuses are admitting to losing applicants.

What a new tax bill means for Yale

What does a 182-year-old law mean for Connecticut’s colleges and universities in 2016?

Why colleges’ brands look so similar

To sell themselves, colleges try to stand out. But often, their marketing efforts look practically identical.

Why UC Davis's campaign to manipulate search results backfired

There’s a fine line between a marketing campaign and a cover-up. The attempt by UC Davis to get its pepper spray incident off the top of Google searches is a case in point.

Lincoln Project report offers suggestions for public research universities' financial future

A report offers suggestions for how public research universities can thrive at a time of declining state support and increasing accountability.

Public colleges may be responding to state performance funding by enrolling fewer low-income students

State performance funding formulas lead to small decline in Pell revenue per student, new study finds, suggesting public colleges may be gaming formulas by enrolling fewer low-income students.

In proposed partnership, two colleges negotiate balance of power

Soon, the University of Maryland's College Park and Baltimore campuses could be combined. Will College Park's growing influence help the university system's other campuses -- or marginalize them?

Politics trumps good policy in proposed governance change in Tennessee

New piece of governor's ambitious higher ed agenda would break up statewide governing board to focus on two-year colleges and give six universities more independence. Critics predict backsliding on the state's goals and skewed institutional priorities.

As a new fiscal year approaches, who will fund CUNY's senior colleges?

Governor Cuomo wants to stop funding one-third of CUNY four-year colleges' budget. Where will the money come from?

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