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Bethune-Cookman confronts questions about its future in wake of financial and governance issues

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Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university with a proud history, copes with impact of borrowing against its endowment, fighting in court with its alumni, affiliating with a for-profit law school and inviting Betsy DeVos to speak at commencement.

Number of colleges and universities drops sharply amid economic turmoil

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The number of colleges and universities eligible to award federal financial aid dropped by 5.6 percent in 2016-17. The vast majority of disappearing institutions were for-profit colleges, but more than 30 private nonprofits were among them.

Senate health-care bill is bad news for teaching hospitals and universities, groups say

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Medicaid cuts in proposed Senate GOP health-care legislation would mean bigger tabs for teaching hospitals and less state support for public universities.

One-third of colleges opt into new student aid program for private institutions in New York State

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Private colleges in New York State criticized Governor Cuomo’s plan to give some of their students much more aid in return for limits on tuition increases and more money from institutions. But 30 are still opting in.

University of Louisville pursues different strategies for different scandals

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U of Louisville didn’t try to defend itself over harsh criticisms of its foundation. But when NCAA faulted powerful coach for failing to prevent a prostitution scandal, it was another matter.

College presidents diversifying slowly and growing older, study finds

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Colleges and universities turn to experienced presidents in times of pressure, curtailing gains in diversity, study finds.

University of Dayton's fixed net tuition price pans out

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University of Dayton reports strong results for first class graduating under a financial aid plan keeping students' net tuition stable for four years, but considerable risks mean the idea might not always transfer well.

Education Department to hit pause on two primary Obama regulations aimed at for-profits

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Trump administration will suspend borrower defense and renegotiate gainful employment, two Obama administration rules aimed at reining in for-profit colleges. Moves draw rebukes from Democrats and student advocates.

 

Report details major issues at University of Louisville Foundation

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New report gives a blow-by-blow account of unbudgeted spending, unapproved action and endowment losses at University of Louisville's fund-raising arm.

Liberty University president won't be leading task force on higher ed regulation after all

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Liberty University president, a major Trump ally, won’t be leading review of regulation, although he says he will be part of another administration group with other college presidents.

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