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Bloomfield College seeks a partner to avoid shutting down

In an interview, President Marcheta P. Evans discusses why the 153-year-old minority-serving private college needs a philanthropic partner. Experts say it’s a risky strategy -- but it just might work.

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Endowments post strong returns in fiscal 2021, early data show

Wealthiest colleges and universities post strongest returns, which analysts say will widen the gap between higher education’s haves and have-nots.

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Mills alumnae fight the college's potential acquisition

Some supporters of the college say the financial situation may not be so dire and have pursued legal and political means to slow an acquisition by Northeastern.

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Saint Leo University will acquire Marymount California

Marymount has sought a buyer for two years. Saint Leo is looking to expand its reach, both online and on the ground.

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What's the future of the physical college campus?

As one university plans to sell or repurpose a million square feet of campus space, experts discuss the role of in-person education as the pandemic recedes.

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Delaware State University finalizes acquisition of neighboring Wesley College

Delaware State University finalizes acquisition of Wesley College, taking over a 50-acre campus in the downtown section of the capital city of Dover and 14 new academic programs.

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Northeastern University in talks with Mills College about potential acquisition

A deal with Northeastern could prevent Mills from having to close its doors for good. The acquisition would give the Boston-area university its 10th satellite campus and third location in California.

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Becker College latest small private college to close doors

The Massachusetts college will wind down operations in August, giving students the choice to transfer elsewhere. Nearby Clark University will take on Becker's acclaimed video-game design program.

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Housing developer reminded universities about project debt as they mulled fall plans

Company that builds and maintains student housing sent letters to public universities in at least two states in May as they weighed in-person fall classes, reminding them of hundreds of millions of debt.

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Two colleges announce tuition-free, additional time on campus for returning and new students

Two colleges -- St. Norbert College and Pacific Lutheran University -- will offer students an extra term or two without charge. The programs aim to make up for subpar on-campus experiences amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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