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As effects of sequester take effect, scientists worry about future of research

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Across-the-board spending cuts are prompting scientists across the country to lay off staff, close laboratories and scramble for other sources of funding. Another round of reductions is slated to take effect in the coming fiscal year. 

Prestigious liberal arts colleges face ratings downgrades

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Prestigious liberal arts colleges are facing financial pressures, according to recent credit ratings.

State funding upturn: familiar pattern or newfound importance for higher ed

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With budgets set in many states, public colleges fare better than in recent years. Does that represent typical trend in a recovering economy, or something more?

Alabama limits graduate student workloads to avoid paying for their health insurance

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Adjuncts have widely been subjected to course load caps ahead of the Affordable Care Act. Could graduate students be next?

NC law that ends pay raises for teachers with master's degrees a blow to college finances

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Elimination of pay raises for teachers' master’s degrees in North Carolina could have major impact on budgets of education schools and their universities.

Retiring professor says he's ready to leave academe and others should, too

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Lots of faculty members are delaying retirement as long as possible. A Penn State political scientist says that's a bad idea -- and sets off debate when he follows through on his idea.

2 Christian colleges announce merger

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Montreat and Point -- both Christian colleges -- announce plans to combine operations under the Point name. Online reaction from Montreat alumni is swift and negative.

Obama vows to 'shake up' higher education and find new ways to limit costs

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President Obama vows to issue "aggressive strategy" to deal with the rising prices of higher education. Some academics question emphasis on efficiency.

Ohio State president steered state policy for two years thanks to a relationship with the governor

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A personal relationship between Governor John Kasich and Ohio State's Gordon Gee has helped shape state higher education policy. Many institutions stand to benefit -- but Ohio State’s potential long-term gains stand out.

Museums look for university partners to put them on viable financial path

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As museums face increased financial pressure, many are asking universities to either strike partnerships with them or even take them over -- moves they hope will stabilize finances.

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