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War of Words on Investments in Israel

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Student group says Hampshire is the first U.S. college to divest on behalf of Palestinians; college says its decision to transfer money from one fund to another was not about the Middle East.

A Bad Budget That Could Have Been Worse

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As California leaders end impasse, plan to close huge gap cuts hundreds of millions in college operating support, but spares student aid and funds community college enrollment growth.

Threat to Online Learning -- From New York's Tax Department?

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In a move that could prove a harbinger of things to come, a New York agency now contends that a distance education course is subject to state sales tax.

Private Conversations

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U. of Toledo professors object as administrators negotiate plan for for-profit company to provide courses in exchange for a share of tuition revenue.

How to View the Market

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In podcast interview, TIAA-CREF investment guru shares perspectives on the economic mess -- and how it may change (or not change) the strategies of academics at all stages of their careers.

Following the Money in New Mexico

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Questions about administrative growth, use of resources, "corporatization," and shared governance are at root of faculty-administration conflicts.

Survival of the Wealthiest

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Study identifies the common characteristics among the private institutions that have closed since 1975.

Silencing a Staff Voice

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U. of Colorado ends funding for independent newspaper for employees, citing dire budget situation.

What Does a Degree Cost?

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That depends largely on how you frame the question, says a new study -- which provides some intriguing answers nonetheless.

Hazard or Opportunity?

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Discussion of how colleges might respond to economic crisis sees possibility of major change -- and great risk if higher ed dallies like health care and journalism.

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