Budget Cuts

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.

Partnership with Perry?

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Republican contender is sparring with universities, as he has in past with community colleges. But with defense of undocumented students and an open door, 2-year colleges say he works well with them.

Celebrating Frugality

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

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