Business / financial management

Trinity College in Connecticut sells building and changes enrollment strategy

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Trinity of Connecticut moves away from year-after-year freshmen enrollment gains and a controversial real estate purchase, aiming to be better and more diverse at a smaller size.

2016 election uncertainty did not prompt endowments to change strategy

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Managers chose not to hedge against candidates even as markets fluctuated during the campaign.

College price increases moderate as borrowing dips, College Board report shows

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Student borrowing drops for the fifth straight year as the rate of tuition increases slows.

Princeton settlement leaves door open for future tax exemption challenges

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Princeton agrees to pay millions to local taxpayers to get them to drop a lawsuit, but the principles could surface elsewhere -- and again at Princeton in six years.

Chicago State struggles under questions of enrollment, finance, leadership

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“I just wonder how long we can go,” one faculty member at the financially struggling public university says.

Low endowment returns don't stop regulation push

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Endowment spending remains under scrutiny, even as low returns roll in this year for colleges with large investment holdings.

University of Wyoming faces more than a budget crunch

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A new president fights to juggle a budget crunch with other major initiatives while faculty members worry about institutional direction and spending on big-ticket items.

Bard College faces liquidity (and strategy) questions

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Bard College takes (another) ratings downgrade on liquidity concerns. Can leaders keep defying the conventional financial wisdom?

Report scrutinizes endowment spending on low-income students

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A new report suggests wealthy institutions should spend more from their endowments to help low-income students, but many campus critics say it's not so simple.

Report finds state subsidies do not favor the rich

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A new report says the wealthy do not disproportionately benefit from public subsidies, but some wonder whether low-income students get enough.

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