Economic Crisis 2009-10

Arizona universities turn to cities in lieu of state support

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

Colleges place more emphasis on liquidity and tracking it

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

Drake fund-raising campaign on track despite breaking rules

Despite an unconventional structure and a public launch in the middle of the economic downturn, Drake U. administrators are hopeful for outcome of $200 million campaign.

2011 endowment returns near pre-recession levels

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

Reports find student aid shift from states to federal government

With tuition continuing to rise, College Board reports find the burden of paying for college shifting from states to the federal government.

It's Not Me. It's You.

After three years of appropriations cuts, public colleges use tuition increases to draw attention to what the state is no longer providing.

Safer Bets

Despite holding the same risky assets that led to losses in 2008, universities have learned from experience and have less to fear in current volatility, experts say.

Fixing Debt

In the face of economic and political uncertainty, colleges are working to convert potentially volatile debt to a more stable form, but peace of mind comes at a cost.

Medical Schools Expand -- and Contract

Economic realities shrink classes at a few U.S. medical schools, undercutting push to increase physician work force.

'New Paradigm' for Economic Development

The United States and its higher education systems are on the verge of a "new paradigm" in defining the roles of colleges and universities in promoting state and regional economic development, says a report being issued today.

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