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Regents OK Salary Hikes For Utah School Presidents

While faculty pay hasn’t budged on most campuses in three years, Utah college and university presidents will get raises under a plan approved unanimously Friday by the State Board of Regents.

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University Of California Regents Recoil At Idea Of Annual Steep Tuition Increases

Faced with steep cuts in state funding, University of California regents debate a budget plan that could lead to tuition increases of 8% to 16% a year through 2015-16.

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University Of Alabama System Budgets Depend On Funds From Students

Revenues for the University of Alabama system will go up 4 percent to $3.4 billion this year, even as students and parents are contributing a larger portion of funds than ever.

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UC Davis Revs Up Its Economic Engine

The University of California, Davis, generated $5.5 billion in local economic activity during the 2009-2010 fiscal year, according to a new report by the university's Office of the President.

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Anonymous $27M Donation Helps Give Rutgers University Record Fundraising Year

Rutgers University says it had a record fundraising year for the 12 months that ended June 30, largely because of an anonymous $27 million gift.

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North Dakota State U President: Private Plane Justified, Cost-Effective

A private airplane cost North Dakota State University more than $500,000 last year, but President Dean Bresciani says it’s a more efficient use of time and money than driving to meetings across the state. Bresciani said his goal is to use the plane only when multiple people need to travel and he flies commercial for out-of-state trips.

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Spending Inequity in Colleges Has Risen

As income inequality has increased in the United States over the last decade, so too has the gap between rich and poor colleges and universities.

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University Of South Alabama Foundation's Assets Grow To $299M

The net assets of the University of South Alabama Foundation increased by more than $34.8 million between the 2010 and 2011 fiscal year, foundation officials said Thursday.

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Regents Approve Budget Requests, Possible Cuts

In what has become an annual occurrence, the state Board of Regents Tuesday approved budget reduction plans that, if enacted, would give college students fewer professors and courses to choose from and bigger class sizes.

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Student Loan Default Rates Jump

The number of borrowers defaulting on federal student loans has risen substantially, highlighting concerns that rising college costs, low graduation rates and poor job prospects are getting more and more students over their heads in debt.

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