What does the Department of Labor's overtime rule mean for higher education?

Obama administration's proposed rules would extend overtime protections to millions -- including many postdocs and other employees in higher ed. Would the plan provide overdue relief or be a financial disaster for colleges and universities?

Rhode Island governor tapped public college foundations to pay for state business

Public college foundations raise money in part to offset tight state budgets. But Rhode Island's governor is tapping foundation money to pay for state business.

Congress returns to scrutiny of wealthy university endowments

Lawmakers are again raising questions about wealthy universities' endowments -- and tossing around ideas to crack down on them.

Author discusses new book on changes in higher education marketplace

Author discusses his new book on "the changing marketplace" facing colleges and universities.

Study: Increased student aid, not faculty salaries, drives tuition up

A new study asserts that increased student aid, not faculty salaries or state cutbacks, drives prices higher.

Endowment returns at 2.4 percent in fiscal year 2015

After two years of sizable gains, college investment returns grow by just 2.4 percent in the 2015 fiscal year.

Giving to colleges hits another record high; wealthy institutions get the most

As charitable donations to higher education soar to a new record high, the richest institutions continue to distance themselves from the rest.

State support for higher education rises 4.1 percent in 2016

A new report shows a slow but steady increase in higher education funding as states recover from the recession.

Delta Cost Project report outlines trends in college spending

A new report from the Delta Cost Project reveals how much more heavily institutions rely on tuition dollars since the recession.

Universities left footing the bill as budget crisis looms in Illinois

Universities in Illinois are covering millions in state costs as politicians continue to debate a 2015-16 budget halfway into the fiscal year.


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