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Brandeis changes compensation policies after $5 million payout to ex-president

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As Brandeis announces a jaw-dropping payout to its former president, the university also says it has changed compensation rules in ways that might prevent a future payment of that size.

College endowment funds did well in the market in 2013

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College endowment funds saw healthy double-digit investment returns in 2013.

Yeshiva, which has junk bond finances, isn't going anywhere, professors say

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Yeshiva's finances look bad, but some faculty members there do not despair.

State higher ed funding rebounds but not yet to where it was before the recession

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Nationally, states are continuing to restore aid to higher ed, but funding is still lower than it was before the recession. 

Donor dependent Bard College faces the future

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As Moody's points out the college's financial vulnerabilities – such as cash on hand to last 2 weeks – President Leon Botstein sticks with his philosophy of spending the money he raises.

 

Temple cuts highlight cost of big-time football

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While Temple attributes the decision to cut seven teams to other issues, it is one of many universities that have cut Olympic sports while upping spending on football.

Can Cooper Union survive without tuition?

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An 18-member panel has a plan to save Cooper Union without charging tuition. The blueprint already has opponents inside the administration.

Consumer bureau calls on financial institutions to disclose debit card agreements with colleges

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U.S. consumer bureau officials call on financial institutions to disclose the agreements they have with colleges to provide students with debit cards. The lack of transparency constitutes a "risky practice," agency's director says. 

Private colleges remain under the weather

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At a number of small private colleges this year, disappointing enrollments have led to layoffs, program cuts, bond-rating downgrades and more.

New database allows users to compare sports and academic spending

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New Knight Commission database enables comparisons (at college and conference level) of sports expenditures per athlete with academic expenditures per student.

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