EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Are lazy rivers and climbing walls driving up the cost of college?

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Elizabeth Warren and Chris Christie both made statements last week that luxury college amenities like lazy rivers and climbing walls are driving up the cost of college. Are the claims true?

Chris Christie opposes free higher education, but supports increases for some student aid programs

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Governor, in education speech at Iowa State U, says some colleges are "drunk" on spending. But he also endorses more support for federal aid programs.

Elizabeth Warren outlines debt-free college plan, calls for more funding of higher ed, with strings attached

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, an influential progressive voice among Democrats, lays out her vision for accomplishing debt-free college. It will take a drastic overhaul of higher education policy, she says.

Virginia Supreme Court orders lower court to reconsider injunction stopping Sweet Briar's closure

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Virginia Supreme Court gives opponents of closure another shot at an injunction to keep the college going. But even if that strategy works, will there be students left to educate?

Faculty members protest tenure, shared governance changes to Board of Regents

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Faculty members say the university system's Board of Regents missed an opportunity to ask that the legislature abandon controversial changes to tenure and shared governance.

$400 million gift to Harvard sets off debate about philanthropy to wealthy institutions

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$400 million gift to the world's wealthiest university sets off a public backlash about the priorities of billionaire donors and their alma maters.

Should universities worry about radical Islam on their campuses?

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University leaders at international conference reject idea that their campuses have become incubators for violence -- and urge governments to stop viewing higher education in this way.

Improving economy brings opportunities for corporate partnerships to higher education

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Confidence and competition are leading more companies to offer their employees tuition assistance benefits. Can higher education capitalize on the opportunity to increase enrollments?

Drake College of Business to close doors at end of July

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A for-profit college in New Jersey that made news five years ago for recruiting homeless people has become the latest to announce it will close its doors.

Mills College struggles with financial difficulty, faculty unrest as president calls it quits

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Mills is across the country from Sweet Briar, but is closer in circumstance. It struggles with declining enrollment, a growing discount rate and faculty-administrator tensions. How endangered is the college?

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