Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 8:09am
Stable funding of federal Pell Grants, one of the nation’s main financial aid programs for low-income students, would increase affordability and accessibility, according to many groups with a stake in higher education. But despite its decades-long history of assisting financially needy students, the program also faces perennial threats to its funding.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 7:57am
When state funds for a library expansion fell through, officials at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga., got creative by repurposing an existing facility located just a few steps away.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 7:53am
The prospect of employees with more money to invest, easier-to-understand investment options, more personalized customer service, and lower fees has colleges and universities rethinking their retirement plans and moving toward a single retirement services vendor.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:01am
The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp. has a new administrator. Edwards joins LVEDC after working the last 15 years as director of the financing assistance program at the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 2:12pm
After reviewing 2008 survey data, the Internal Revenue Service audited 34 higher ed institutions. The results of those audits are the basis for a new report, "College and University Compliance Project." Key findings include under-reporting of unrelated business income and failure to adequately comply with the intermediate sanction rules concerning compensation of officers, directors, trustees, and key employees.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 1:45pm
University administrators across the country are deciding to add sex reassignment surgery to their health insurance plans. For example, in recent history, UC-Berkeley, Duke University, and the University of Illinois-Chicago have all adopted this change.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 1:37pm
Few could speak, fundraise, and inspire students and alumni like retiring Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee. When he spoke, people listened, oftentimes with checkbook in hand. As a result of his and others' efforts, in the past year, Ohio State topped the list of the 50 largest university funding pools when it came to growing endowments.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 1:25pm
Ten projects, ranging from expanding higher-learning opportunities for low-income residents of Madison to designing a biogas system in Uganda, have been chosen as spring 2013 recipients of Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grants.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:56am
At a meeting in Portland, members of the Higher Education Board’s Finance and Administration committee agreed to submit a budget proposal to the Oregon University System that includes 4.8 percent tuition increases across the state system and a 4.5 percent tuition increase for the University of Oregon.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:44am
You don’t hear much about CEOs wanting to run their companies like a university, but you hear plenty about running higher education more like a business. That was among the themes at a recent conference focused on research universities at UT Southwestern Medical Center and organized by the University of Texas System.