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March 16, 2016
The number of Pell recipients a college enrolls doesn't tell the whole story, a report says. Institutional aid and how much low-income students end up paying also matters.
March 15, 2016
Delaware State University will cut 23 majors this fall, The Wilmington News Journal reported. The 23 majors, which represent a quarter of the university’s programs, were chosen based on their low enrollment numbers. The university hopes the change will save $900,000 by 2020, and the savings will be invested in higher-growth programs.
March 11, 2016
This year, all faculty and staff at Morehead State University will be spending their spring break on furlough without pay. Facing a $2.6 million tuition shortfall and a proposed $1.95 million cut in state funding, the university needs to cut costs by $4.5 million, the Lexington Herald Leader reported. President Wayne Andrews announced the furlough Thursday.
March 11, 2016
Governor Cuomo wants to stop funding one-third of CUNY four-year colleges' budget. Where will the money come from?
March 10, 2016
In the first six months of fiscal year 2016, college endowments lost an average of 3.8 percent. That number comes from a new analysis by Bloomberg, which compiled data from a dozen U.S. college endowment funds. Indiana University’s fund, which declined 6.1 percent, suffered the greatest loss. At 1.8 percent, Pennsylvania State University’s fund declined the least.
March 8, 2016
In Illinois and Pennsylvania, eight-month budget stalemates threaten the future of public higher education.
March 2, 2016
For researchers, the Delta Cost Project is the premier database for measuring higher education finance. But the way the data are organized can be misleading, a new paper argues.
March 1, 2016
A parking attendant is alleging that Tallman Trask, Duke University’s executive vice president, hit her with his car and used a racial slur before a 2014 football game.
February 29, 2016
Carolyn Stefanco, president of the College of Saint Rose, cut 23 faculty positions and 12 academic programs. She won a prize for her efforts.
February 26, 2016
In a confirmation hearing, the Senate education committee seemed confident that John B. King Jr. would be approved as education secretary.

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