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College price increases moderate as borrowing dips, College Board report shows

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Student borrowing drops for the fifth straight year as the rate of tuition increases slows.

Princeton settlement leaves door open for future tax exemption challenges

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Princeton agrees to pay millions to local taxpayers to get them to drop a lawsuit, but the principles could surface elsewhere -- and again at Princeton in six years.

University at Buffalo Foundation turns down shared governance proposal

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University at Buffalo Foundation turns down proposal to put a professor on its board.

 

Kentucky's University Senate opposes terms of $10M deal for free enterprise center

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University of Kentucky senate opposes terms of proposed $10 million deal with Koch and Papa John's CEO to establish center for the study of free enterprise -- funds for which could be revoked at any time.

Chicago State struggles under questions of enrollment, finance, leadership

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“I just wonder how long we can go,” one faculty member at the financially struggling public university says.

State-funded student aid rises

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Grant aid grew by 5.7 percent and nongrant aid grew by more than 7 percent in 2014-15 fiscal year.

Low endowment returns don't stop regulation push

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Endowment spending remains under scrutiny, even as low returns roll in this year for colleges with large investment holdings.

Critics question spending librarian's donation on scoreboard

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Alumnus and longtime library employee left largely unrestricted bequest to U of New Hampshire. It is spending $100,000 on the library and $1 million on a video scoreboard for the football stadium.

University of Wyoming faces more than a budget crunch

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A new president fights to juggle a budget crunch with other major initiatives while faculty members worry about institutional direction and spending on big-ticket items.

Higher ed, contentious issue in recent years, flies under radar in North Carolina governor's race

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North Carolina has no shortage of higher education issues, but its gubernatorial candidates haven't been talking about them -- reflecting races across the country.

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