Business issues

Some Old Fusion for NYU?

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New York University and Polytechnic University, in Brooklyn, are restarting talks over a possible merger -- and a potential reunion.

The Middlemen of Study Abroad

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New scrutiny raises questions, beyond the legal ones, of why some colleges rely on third parties to send students to other countries.

Courting the Younger Business School Student

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Harvard and its competitors are busting the myth that the model M.B.A. applicant has worked five years after college.

Study Abroad Policies and Practices

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Where previously there were only anecdotes, new survey provides a clearer picture of the prevalence of practices that have fallen under scrutiny.

Making Higher-Risk Health Plans Palatable

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U. of Virginia begins campaign to encourage employees to consider a lower-premium, higher-deductible option as interest in that model increases.

On the Brink of Bankruptcy

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Down a lot of students and a couple million dollars, a progressive California college considers its options.

When (For-)Profit Takes Over

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Several recent transactions have featured private firms or college companies taking over traditional nonprofit institutions. Some investors, though, don't foresee a trend.

Rescue Mission or Hostile Takeover?

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Deal rescues Myers U., and leads to ouster of president who spent a day in jail as agreement was worked out.

When a Bond Vote is Contested

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Appeals court ruling that a California community college district followed guidelines in presenting measure may have implications for other institutions in the state.

A College Cuts Tuition -- and Ends Haggling

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Blackburn announces 15% reduction, but by also ending bargaining with students and their families, the institution's bottom line won't change.

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