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Colleges keep lines of communication open with alumni as they respond to diversity concerns

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As colleges grapple with issues of race and diversity, they face questions from alumni and donors -- not all of whom are pleased with new campus efforts.

Disputes over a textbook's characterization of Japan's wartime actions continue

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Japanese and American professors clash over a textbook's depiction of the Japanese government's involvement in a system of sexual slavery during World War II.

What it might mean when a college's discount rate tops 60 percent

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How high is too high a discount to offer students? Nearly 10 percent of colleges have rates of 60 percent or more. For some it appears to be a sign of distress, yet others see a strategy.

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.

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