State lawmakers say the U. of Wisconsin system’s budget balances are excessive. Higher education officials say that criticism is a misreading of how university budgets work. It’s not the first such conflict, and it won’t be the last.
After winning over boards of some small colleges, movement to divest endowments from fossil fuel companies gains momentum. But while pressure is likely to increase, wealthy institutions worry about financial cost.
California higher education leaders see Tuesday’s election results as a potential boon for the state’s colleges and universities, but major financial problems could still complicate the systems’ recoveries.