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Published by University Business: 10/17/2013
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AL.com

A preliminary report from the forensic auditor tasked with investigating claims of fraud at Alabama State University alleges family and friends of university trustees benefited financially from the school. Read more>>

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University Herald

Through a new financial initiative, administrators at Washington & Lee University, a small private college in Lexington, Va., said that, starting next fall, they will guarantee free tuition for undergraduate students whose family income is lower than $75,000. Read more>>

Reading Eagle

Five years ago, the original goal for Alvernia's Values and Vision campaign was $24 million. At some point, the amount was increased to $27 million. Now, at the end of the campaign, more than 600 individuals helped raise more than $31.6 million, almost eight times the amount of any previous campaign. Read more>>

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Deseret News

Weber State University officials have announced the creation of an endowed program for arts-integrated learning made possible by a $3 million gift from the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. Read more>>

Silicon Valley Business Journal

Stanford University saw a 9.7 percent increase in its endowment during the 2013 fiscal year, bringing the Palo Alto school's total value of investments to $18.7 billion. The university reported strong investment returns and new gifts as two major reasons for the increase, which continues a trend of growth after the 2008 recession. Read more>>

Daily Camera

Tuition is reaching its "breaking point" at the University of Colorado's Boulder campus, says CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano. DiStefano described the gloomy outlook for higher education as state and federal funding continues to decline, but said the university is coming up with new ways to grow revenue "creatively." Read more>>

Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University has announced that it will freeze on-campus tuition costs in 2014-2015 for the sixth straight year. Tuition for online students also will remain unchanged. Read more>>

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Opinion
New University

With financial and economic hardships plaguing the nation, a logical assumption would be that people are now taking a closer look at their money and making a greater effort to understand our financial system. However, most people, especially students, are not equipped to untangle the intricacies of their finances. Read more>>

The Patriot-News

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is the Blanche DuBois of Pennsylvania higher education. Like Tennessee Williams' tragic heroine in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” the university is both alluring and fragile. Despite all efforts to keep up appearances—and some illusions of grandeur—its past threatens to overwhelm its shaky present. Read more>>

Richmond Times-Dispatch

Today, the feds shell out $105 billion a year in student loans. Total federal aid has soared from $64 billion (in 2000) to $169 billion (in 2010). Trend lines like these cannot go on—and they won’t. But not because of politicians’ efforts to rein in college costs. College costs will drop because of market forces politicians will be powerless to stop. Read more>>

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People Watch
The Pennsylvania State University

Trustees for the Penn State Investment Council reappointed three members and named one new member, all non-university employees, to the investment council. Read more>>

Los Angeles Times

An educator who held posts at community colleges in Sacramento and Los Angeles has been named to lead City College of San Francisco, the troubled institution fighting to remain open after being sanctioned for financial and administrative problems. Read more>>

Redlands Daily Facts

William Siwek, a 1984 graduate of University of Redlands in California, has been appointed to the Redlands Board of Trustees. Siwek is a chief financial officer for a windmill manufacturing company, TPI Composites, located near Phoenix. One of four trustees appointed, he is the only one who currently serves as a CFO. Read more>>

Events

January 26-29, 2014

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June 16-18, 2014

Las Vegas, Nev. Read more>>

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