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Conflicting reports on fossil fuel divestment make decisions more difficult for universities

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Opposing reports this year offer colleges and universities mixed views on financial impact of selling holdings in fossil fuels.

Problems mount at Cheyney University, the oldest HBCU

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Cheyney U, the nation's first black college, faces rising deficits, falling enrollments and a crumbling campus. Are its problems due to decades of unfair treatment by Pennsylvania, inept management or both?

Survey finds support by college presidents for free tuition plans

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Survey finds half of college presidents back or somewhat back idea of federal infusion of funds to allow two free years of public higher education. Support exceeds two-thirds at public institutions but is less than one-third at private colleges.

Deal changes governance at Cooper Union and could lead to end of tuition

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Deal between New York attorney general, the university and its critics will change governance and could lead in a few years to the end of tuition.

Tuition discounting grows at private colleges and universities

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The rate at which private colleges discounted their tuition crept ever closer to 50 percent in 2014, drawing warnings about unsustainability.

What does it mean for college to be 'affordable'? Here's one answer.

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With policy proposals flying, Lumina Foundation aims to start a discussion about what's reasonable for a typical student and her family to pay for college. Let the debate begin.

U of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal with outgoing chancellor

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University of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal under which Phyllis Wise resigned as chancellor at Urbana-Champaign, and instead moves to fire her.

Lawmakers consider merging Wisconsin's two-year college systems

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Wisconsin legislators ponder merging state's two-year college systems. Some faculty are concerned a merger would threaten the systems' different missions and damage general education.

Colleges inflate full cost of attendance numbers, increasing stipends for athletes

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NCAA rules about "cost of attendance" create a new way for universities to compete for athletes, but these changes in financial aid calculations don't appear to be helping non-athletes.

College merger negotiations are long and complicated

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Negotiations to combine colleges are incredibly complex, as two Massachusetts institutions showed after abandoning a union that, while academically beneficial, would have been a financial drain. Here's how they reached that conclusion.

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