Business / financial management

Middlebury meets aggressive carbon neutrality goal

Middlebury meets a tight deadline for going carbon neutral in part by using credits from forest preservation.

Trinity College in Connecticut sells building and changes enrollment strategy


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


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

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

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


“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

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

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

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

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.


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