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Of Bondholders, Bankers and Burgeoning Debt

One of the not-so-openly-discussed motivations that colleges have for opening this fall may be the billions of debt they've amassed for dorms and dining halls, James Finkelstein argues.

A Place to Call Home – and to Study

Cerritos College has opened a 28-bed housing development for homeless students as part of an initiative to help them complete their studies and earn associate degrees.

Will Cuts Give Way to ‘Systemwide Changes’ at University of Alaska?

The University of Alaska system has for years struggled with declining enrollment and state funding. Forced into a corner, the system's Board of Regents approved massive academic and administrative cuts, but experts say it's not enough to survive long term.

New Programs: Finance, Biology, Data Analytics, Data Science

Florida International University is starting an online master of science in finance. Hilbert College is starting a bachelor of arts...

Survey Warns of ‘Dramatic Decline’ in Fundraising

College fundraising revenue will likely decline as a result of the pandemic, a new survey from a consulting firm shows.

New Programs: Finance, Narrative Medicine, Leadership, Nursing, 3-D Studies, Global Education

Assumption College is starting a B.A. in finance. Bay Path University is starting a certificate in narrative medicine. Drury University...

Lawyers Lay Out Legal Issues Colleges Face This Fall

A litany of legal issues looms for colleges considering reopening in the fall, from safety to online accessibility to federal stimulus funding. Here's what higher education lawyers say should be on college leaders' radars.

Community Colleges Struggled With Emergency Aid Distribution

Two-year colleges worked quickly to distribute federal emergency aid, but shifts in federal guidance made the process difficult.