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March 20, 2019
Scholar looks at history of U.S. higher ed and finds that vulnerable colleges, most of them private, tend to close or merge when crisis pushes them "over the cliff."
March 19, 2019
Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh resigned from the University of Maryland Medical System’s Board of Directors after admitting that she had an 11-book deal with the system to write children's books about health.
March 15, 2019
Ex-president of Indiana's Saint Mary’s College says board chair forced her out and that college has reneged on faculty job it promised.
March 14, 2019
Massachusetts attorney general Maura Healey said Wednesday investigators have found that Mount Ida College officials had “ample notice” of the college’s precarious financial condition -- and that they failed to develop backup plans for students even as they reasonably knew the college might close. But Healey’s office said it won’t take legal action against the college or its Board of Trustees. Pursuing litigation “would not be in the public interest,” wrote Assistant Attorney General Jonathan Green and Arwen Thoman, who directs the office's Student Loan Assistance Unit.
March 13, 2019
University says proposed light rail line would pose hazards to its medical and research facilities, balks at crucial moment in 20-year transit partnership.
March 12, 2019
West Virginia’s Wheeling Jesuit University, which sold its campus in 2017 to help pay down millions in debt, has declared financial exigency, Michael Mihalyo, the university’s president, said Monday.
March 6, 2019
The College of New Rochelle, which said last month that it would likely close by the end of the summer, will officially cease operations at the end of the summer semester and has entered into an agreement that will allow students to complete their education at nearby Mercy College.
March 6, 2019
A Rider University business school dean who describes herself as a "very committed Christian" is stepping down after the university blocked a Chick-Fil-A restaurant from opening on campus. Cynthia Newman, dean of Rider's College of Business Administration, said the university's decision clashed with her beliefs, NJ.com reported.
March 5, 2019
University of Kansas is latest university where professors and politicians object to a private jet.
March 5, 2019
Facing a demographic spiral and a challenge to its accreditation, tiny Southern Vermont College says it will close its doors.

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