Business / financial management

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.

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.

Business offices changing in many ways

Different strategies take stage at the National Association of College and University Business Officers' annual meeting.

Higher education cost adjustment under fire again

Critics say the Higher Education Cost Adjustment index leads to the wrong conclusions on state funding and policy.

University of Chicago cost cutting draws objections

Faculty members and students worry they're paying the price for construction projects amid a focus on cutting administrative costs.

Small private college closes, blames Education Department sanction

St. Catharine College is closing, and the small private institution blames its demise on a version of the same Education Department sanction that toppled the for-profit Corinthian Colleges.

Minn. town aims to attract campus as competition for branches heats up

Red Wing, Minn., hopes to attract a four-year institution but faces stiff competition from larger, sunnier cities and a history littered with failed branch campus attractions across the country.

Proposed HBCU tuition cuts draw criticism in North Carolina

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Republican lawmakers back bill that would substantially cut tuition and revenue, and seek more student diversity, at five system campuses, four of which are minority-serving institutions.

Congressman discusses plan to force colleges to spend large endowments

U.S. Representative Tom Reed discusses his legislation requiring colleges with wealthiest endowments to spend more on student aid -- or face penalties.

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