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Conference shows higher education's many tensions and challenges

In a fast-changing world, nearly everything is unsettled in higher education.

Projections show House work-study proposal would benefit for-profits, community colleges

House GOP proposal would end formula that favored private colleges in Northeast. But it would also mean cuts in funds to some public institutions with strong records educating low-income students and send more money to for-profit colleges.

Despite big rhetoric on all sides, Andrew Cuomo's budget priorities bow to economic realities

New York governor Andrew Cuomo has made huge claims and drawn sharp criticism with his higher ed policies. The numbers show neither his biggest boasts nor his angriest detractors are entirely correct.

Senate budget agreement boosts student aid and research, but does not restore DACA

Senate budget agreement lifts spending caps in ways that could enable significant gains in spending on research and student aid. But no solution is provided for undocumented students.

Higher ed groups criticize House GOP's financial aid bill as lawmakers corral support

Higher education groups forcefully criticize House GOP's plan to reshape the federal student aid system and how it holds colleges accountable.

Personal giving pushes donations to colleges and universities to new level in 2017

Alumni donors help push charitable totals to $43.6 billion in 2017.

State support for higher ed grows 1.6 percent in 2018

Nationally, state support for higher education increased 1.6 percent from 2017 to 2018, its slowest growth in five years.

Investor's $75M gift to Hopkins philosophy department shows breadth and potential of fund-raising

Successful investor Bill Miller gives $75 million to philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, a move raising hopes for fund-raising for the humanities.

ABA letters on accreditation reflect contracting market for law schools

The ABA has publicly posted reports on the accreditation status of more than 5 percent of the law schools it approves in the last 18 months, providing a window into the continued aftereffects of the law school bubble.

Talks of restoring earmarks promises a renewed debate within higher ed

Republican leaders talk about restoring path to federal funds without peer review. Grants were lucrative for many colleges, but critics said that merit was sacrificed.

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