Budget Cuts

Celebrating Frugality

Several new presidents have decided to forgo traditional, expensive inaugurations in favor of pared-down events more appropriate for lean times.

Integrated Solutions

Citing a need to save money and rethink information access, several liberal arts colleges have placed libraries and IT in the same administrative unit.

Online and Outsourced

Recommendation to create Nevada Virtual College, 2-year college to be run by outside vendor, provokes backlash from faculty members and some administrators.

Where Universities Can Be Cut

Amid demands to protect academics, several institutions show that administrative savings can add up to real money, even if the cuts don't eliminate deficits.

Academic Finance Demystified

Better understanding of how the money flows can help professors navigate their campuses' budget processes. Elizabeth H. Simmons offers a primer.

New Approach to Cuts

Colleges and universities shielded core functions during first full year of recession, slashing administration instead of making across-the-board reductions, report finds.

Going to Bat for Tenure

Faculty at Western Nevada vow to boycott search committees until dismissed tenured colleagues are told their job security is restored.

Cutting Back on Kazakh

Faced with deep cuts to federal funding for foreign languages, some universities are dropping uncommon -- and strategically important -- languages.

Double Duty

To spur regional collaboration and cut administrative costs, SUNY system is placing three presidents in charge of two campuses each.

Safer Bets

Despite holding the same risky assets that led to losses in 2008, universities have learned from experience and have less to fear in current volatility, experts say.


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