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Drexel U. charts a new course for itself

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The ambitious private university is charting a new course than curbs some its efforts to expand outside of Philadelphia. 

Kentucky State U., an HBCU, drops a quarter of its students for unpaid bills

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Kentucky State University tells a fourth of its student body to leave because they haven't paid their bills.

Consultants' best case scenarios rarely reality

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Consultants help colleges save money, but not as much as colleges might expect, according to a new report.

Rockstar parking, heavily subsidized and often lucky, is about to get more expensive on college campuses

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Should professors and students pay more for the best spots? Yes, say parking reformers. 

President of the nation's largest community college calls out anti-tax lawmakers

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The president of the country's largest community college called state legislators bullies. Did he go too far?

Merger talks between Montreat College and Point University suddenly collapse

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A deal to merge two Christian colleges in the South collapsed. It's not entirely clear why Montreat College and Point University weren't meant for each other, but many at Montreat agree it's a good thing.

College work forces grew but not as fast as enrollment

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Study documents that growth in higher ed hiring in recent years has failed to keep pace with enrollment increases, and challenges idea that tuition increases can be blamed on professors' pay.

Yeshiva, which has junk bond finances, isn't going anywhere, professors say

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Yeshiva's finances look bad, but some faculty members there do not despair.

New database allows users to compare sports and academic spending

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New Knight Commission database enables comparisons (at college and conference level) of sports expenditures per athlete with academic expenditures per student.

Pennsylvania's 14-university system feeling the pain of budget cuts and demographic shifts

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The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Ed has already cut academic programs and staff members; now it has to cut more programs and professors. 

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