Budget Cuts

Colleges place more emphasis on liquidity and tracking it

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In the wake of credit crisis, universities have improved liquidity and developed new tools to manage money and communicate financial decisions.

Drake fund-raising campaign on track despite breaking rules

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Despite an unconventional structure and a public launch in the middle of the economic downturn, Drake U. administrators are hopeful for outcome of $200 million campaign.

2011 endowment returns near pre-recession levels

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Preliminary data show endowment gains approaching pre-recession levels, with wealthy institutions sticking to their high-risk, high-reward investment strategies.

Cooper Union weighs charging tuition, raising questions about viability of tuition-free model

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Cooper Union debate about charging tuition points to the challenges of maintaining tuition-free higher education.

U. of Virginia gives colleges ability to spend money they generate

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Tight times have led many colleges to centralize budget decisions, but U.Va. moves in opposite direction, hoping departmental control over costs will spur creativity.

It's Not Me. It's You.

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After three years of appropriations cuts, public colleges use tuition increases to draw attention to what the state is no longer providing.

Faculty Fears in Washington

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A declaration of financial emergency in Washington State means two-year colleges can more easily lay off full-time professors. Union leaders call policy a power grab.

On the Brink

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West Virginia must come up with $100 million to ensure the future of one of its public colleges, a study finds.

Closing Time in California

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With the state about to shutter its higher education coordinating board, education experts analyze a higher ed system that may be taking a nosedive.

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