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A Long Island private college hopes to make it past next fall

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Dowling College's seventh president of the last 10 years hopes to be the one who can save it.

U. of Alabama at Birmingham sacks its football team citing costs

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham cites costs as it ends its football program in one of the country's most football-friendly states.

Governors races and impact on higher education

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Winners include some whose views on public colleges have been controversial and others whose views have won widespread praise.

Grand Canyon U., a major for-profit college, considers becoming nonprofit

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One of the nation's largest for-profit colleges is thinking about becoming a nonprofit. 

Massachusetts higher ed officials want a half billion dollars and better respect

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Higher ed officials in Massachusetts, where private colleges have long dominated, ask for a major investment in the public system.

How to reverse and prevent state disinvestment in higher education

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Documenting state disinvestment in public higher ed (and especially community colleges), think tank report urges new federal-state "compact."

 

Is there a way to reduce costs and preserve appropriate student-faculty ratios?

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Gates-funded project looks at how colleges could reduce number of sections, while theoretically being guided by faculty views on teaching. Will this approach change the discussion?

 

New Southern Maine cuts announced after months of protest over old ones

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The University of Southern Maine plans to eliminate 50 faculty positions, 100 staffers and many freestanding departments, leaving some questioning whether what remains will truly be a university.

 

New data from Virginia agency tracks graduate earnings two decades later

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Virginia releases the first detailed look at mid-career earnings of college graduates, but the report warns against broad, oversimplified conclusions about the data.

Kentucky State U., an HBCU, drops a quarter of its students for unpaid bills

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Kentucky State University tells a fourth of its student body to leave because they haven't paid their bills.

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