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May 29, 2020
The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday it will scale back its relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department after George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man living in St. Louis Park, Minn., was killed by police on Monday.
May 28, 2020
The University of Kentucky announced it will not lay off staff as part of its 2021 budget. Experts doubt that many universities can do the same.
May 26, 2020
During an economic recession, people often doubt the value of higher education. A new working paper quantifies the economic value of a four-year degree in the state of Georgia.
May 22, 2020
As colleges work to balance budgets amid growing economic uncertainty, the wealthiest are faced with a recurring question: Should they tap more heavily into their endowments or leave them alone?
May 22, 2020
A new 50-state comparison by the Education Commission of the States shows how states determine or cap tuition rates at public colleges. The comparison reveals that 43 states and the District of Columbia have adopted a state statute that details tuition-setting authority for four-year public colleges. Forty-six states plus Washington, D.C., have done so for two-year public colleges.
May 21, 2020
Tuition discount rates have been rising for years, but for a majority of colleges, enrollment rates are flat or declining. If this trend continues, more and more private colleges could be forced to close, experts say.
May 19, 2020
MaryAnn Baenninger, president of Drew University, will step down in July when her contract ends, according to an email from William W. Landis III, Board of Trustees chair. Landis sent the email to Drew constituencies on Monday.
May 18, 2020
Calvin University announced Friday that it received a $22.2 million gift to open a business school. In addition to building a brand-new school of business, the anonymous gift will be used to make improvements to shared spaces in the DeVos Communication Center, which will connect to the new school. The gift also provides endowment funds to support a dean and faculty members for the new school.
May 18, 2020
Pine Manor College has struggled financially for years, but pandemic-related challenges helped push it into a merger deal with nearby Boston College.
May 15, 2020
Wells College relies heavily on student fee revenue in its operating budget. Without students on campus, the college will be forced to shut its doors, its president said.


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