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Strategic alliances that are more expansive than consortia but less risky than mergers

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A new report recommends a form of strategic alliance among colleges that is more substantive than consortia but less likely to fail than outright marriages.

Why two colleges are allowing themselves to shrink rather than 'chase volume'

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In an era where many private colleges are chasing enrollment to remain viable, two institutions are letting themselves shrink in their own efforts to avoid financial hardship.

House Republicans question university endowment spending, executive compensation

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House Republicans question endowment spending and executive compensation in what may signal another round of federal scrutiny over tax benefits flowing to wealthiest universities.

Illinois legislators scrutinize college executives' pay and exit packages

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A spate of higher education scandals in Illinois prompt the question: Is it time for states to crack down on executive compensation and exit packages?

University of Iowa looks to aid as it tries to increase resident enrollment

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Under pressure from its governing board the University of Iowa is leveraging financial aid to increase resident enrollment. And as competition for the state's students is increasing, the number of college-bound Iowans is not -- causing concern among Iowa's private colleges. 

Moody's predicts college closures to triple by 2017

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The inability of small colleges to increase their revenue will result in triple the number of closures in the coming years, a new Moody's report projects.

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.

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