Public HBCUs, facing tests on many fronts, fight for survival

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Public historically black colleges face stress on all fronts. Will some fail? Are some being deserted by their states?

New nonprofit unveils plan for federally funded full-tuition scholarships

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A new nonprofit unveils a proposal to make public higher education free. Critics say it's too good to be true.

Charitable giving to higher education restored to pre-recession levels, report indicates

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Private giving to colleges and universities is back at pre-recession levels -- but with fewer people donating larger sums.

Colleges that miss enrollment targets step up their summer recruitment

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What happens after tuition-dependent private colleges miss their enrollment goals? Depends on the campus.

Penn debates selling holdings in tobacco companies

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Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania are pushing the college to to sell its tobacco stocks -- which some of its peers did two decades ago.

Pitzer's approach to divestment: as much as possible, but not yet all

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Pitzer's decision to divest some -- but not yet all -- of its fossil fuel holdings challenges assumptions about colleges' obligation to grow their endowment funds.

A few states are spending more on higher ed than before the recession hit

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State spending on higher education rises nationally, and 30 states see growth over the year before -- but per-student spending is still well below 2008 level.

President of the nation's largest community college calls out anti-tax lawmakers

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The president of the country's largest community college called state legislators bullies. Did he go too far?

Sports antitrust lawyer's latest target: NCAA scholarship limits

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Forget player unionization. The biggest legal threat facing the NCAA may be the lawyer who helped bring about free agency in professional football and basketball.

A California law school ends discount pricing

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La Verne tries a radical approach to pricing. Could it catch on in legal education?


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