Business / financial management

Indiana revamps performance funding, focusing on first-year completion

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Indiana revises its performance-funding formula, putting new emphasis on progress toward degree, but not all institutions see an equal shot at the money.

Hampshire College investment policy favors socially and environmentally responsible companies

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Hampshire proposes new endowment strategy that wouldn't just avoid polluters, but would favor environmentally and socially responsible investments.
 

New School conference hits on changing financial picture for public colleges

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At New School conference, higher education leaders discussed the need to reduce institutional costs as revenue streams continue to dry up.

Arizona universities turn to cities in lieu of state support

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As states pull support for higher education construction, cities offer incentives to develop new campuses.

Maryland will cut eight teams to mitigate athletic budget deficit

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A number of factors led U. of Maryland to eliminate eight varsity teams, but analysts say other institutions might soon have their own choices to make.

Colleges place more emphasis on liquidity and tracking it

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In the wake of credit crisis, universities have improved liquidity and developed new tools to manage money and communicate financial decisions.

2011 endowment returns near pre-recession levels

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Preliminary data show endowment gains approaching pre-recession levels, with wealthy institutions sticking to their high-risk, high-reward investment strategies.

Louisville Seminary will eliminate master's tuition by 2015

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Louisville seminary, concerned about debt burden for graduates entering low-paying fields, will give full scholarships to all master's students by 2015.

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