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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.

Managing Study Abroad

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New report offers college leaders recommendations for fully integrating overseas studies into their academic offerings.

Study Abroad Inquiry Expands

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Moving beyond major providers, New York Attorney General subpoenas colleges about their international programs.

Mixed Grades for Grads and Assessment

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Survey of employers finds they think new degree holders have basic skills, but not what they need to advance. And those doing hiring aren't looking for more standardized tests.

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