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Penn debates selling holdings in tobacco companies

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Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania are pushing the college to to sell its tobacco stocks -- which some of its peers did two decades ago.

Pitzer's approach to divestment: as much as possible, but not yet all

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Pitzer's decision to divest some -- but not yet all -- of its fossil fuel holdings challenges assumptions about colleges' obligation to grow their endowment funds.

A few states are spending more on higher ed than before the recession hit

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State spending on higher education rises nationally, and 30 states see growth over the year before -- but per-student spending is still well below 2008 level.

President of the nation's largest community college calls out anti-tax lawmakers

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The president of the country's largest community college called state legislators bullies. Did he go too far?

Sports antitrust lawyer's latest target: NCAA scholarship limits

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Forget player unionization. The biggest legal threat facing the NCAA may be the lawyer who helped bring about free agency in professional football and basketball.

A California law school ends discount pricing

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La Verne tries a radical approach to pricing. Could it catch on in legal education?

Sewanee tries to make its endowment spending more predictable

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Some colleges are abandoning market-based spending policies so they can plan for the future. The University of the South recently joined the group, saying the endowment spending policy most used in American higher education is unnecessarily severe.

Can U.S. government tell colleges in poor financial shape from those that are not?

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The U.S. Department of Education says a school for hypnotists is in better financial health than Harvard University. Could there be something wrong with the math?

Merger talks between Montreat College and Point University suddenly collapse

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A deal to merge two Christian colleges in the South collapsed. It's not entirely clear why Montreat College and Point University weren't meant for each other, but many at Montreat agree it's a good thing.

Cornell Tech rethinks how universities invest in software start-ups

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Officials at Cornell Tech, the new high-tech university being built in New York City, want to change how universities share in profits from research. 

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