Ball State could use eminent domain to develop a property near its campus, turning attention to a little used but highly contentious power held by public institutions.
Rate of growth in campus spending on health benefits slowed a bit in 2012, and more campuses offered consumer-driven plans and wellness programs, annual survey shows.
Purdue is setting up an on-site health care center for employees, hoping that easy access to health advice will help the university save money on benefits in the long run.
Potential new revenue sources and “institutional effectiveness” initiatives dominated the agenda for public universities at the annual meeting of business officers.
As institutions struggle to “do more with less,” business officers' annual meeting focuses increasingly on evaluation of which programs -- including academic departments -- are making and costing money and reallocating from one to the other.
Questions about loyalty of one of U.Va.'s executive vice presidents highlight the awkward position of top business-side administrators, who are often divided between the president and board.
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