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Saybrook joins growing nonprofit education system, a possible new model for higher ed

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Saybrook University joins TCS Education, part of an emergent set of nonprofit coalitions aimed at providing administrative efficiency found in public and for-profit systems.

Higher education braces for a government shutdown and more fiscal fights

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Higher education likely to feel only mild effects from possible government shutdown next week, but advocates for colleges are bracing for larger funding battles.

Eastern Washington U. adopts a market approach to faculty raises

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Eastern Washington U. and its faculty union agree to base professors' raises on how much above or below the market they are in their disciplines.

 

William Peace University may bet $21 million of its $33 million endowment on one shopping center

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William Peace University, a small liberal arts college, plans to make a big bet on a local shopping center but alumnae are not buying it. Should any university spend two-thirds of its endowment on one project?

Centre College loses huge donation

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What would have been the largest donation ever to a liberal arts college isn't headed to Centre College and it's not exactly clear why.

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.

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