Economy

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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Auburn University Trustees OK $970 Million Budget For Fiscal 2012

A slight bump in state appropriations plus higher tuition and fees helped increase Auburn University's budget for fiscal 2012 by $32 million to almost $970 million.

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University Of North Carolina System Loses 3,000 Workers After Budget

The University of North Carolina system cut more than 3,000 filled jobs because of spending reductions required by the General Assembly in this year's budget, leading to larger class sizes, curtailed services and fewer instructors and administrators, according to a system report released Thursday.

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Louisiana State U Health Center Executive Retires, Gets Pension, Returns To His Old Job

The vice chancellor of Louisiana State University's Health Sciences Center recently took a two-week retirement before returning to his old job on an interim basis, a move that netted him a nearly $20,000 monthly pension on top of a $211,000 annual salary.

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Their Opinion: Stop The Minnesota State College and University System Executive Bonus Train

It recently was reported the erstwhile Minnesota State College and University System chancellor was getting a $50,000 bonus for work he did in his final year as the head of the system. That was the maximum that could be given under his contract.

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College Drops Out

Cash woes, loss of accreditation doom Atlantic Union

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Ivy Tech Brings Classroom Into The Workplace

In response to demands by Indiana employers for better-skilled and more flexible workers, Ivy Tech Community College will vastly expand its workplace training programs at companies across the state.

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New Higher Education Leaders, New Cooperative Spirit

The politics of money makes surprising bedfellows in Minnesota’s higher education community.

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Mass. Sees A Shift In State College Grants

Governor Deval Patrick is expected to announce today that for the first time in decades, Massachusetts is awarding some money to public colleges and universities based on their plans to boost academic performance, rather than on how many students they enroll.

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