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UW Building Plans Luring Big Donors From Dairy, Meat Industries

In these tight budgetary times, paying for a new academic building on a public university campus requires creative financing, and in some cases, ambitious fundraising among special interest groups that could benefit from research produced there.

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With Foreclosure Looming Morris Brown College On The Brink

For more than a decade, Morris Brown College has clung to life as it struggled academically and financially in the face of growing debt and dwindling support.

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UL System Board Approves A $762 Million Budget That Is 5 Percent Below Last Year's

The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a $762 million budget that represents a $38 million cut from last year's sum.

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On Campus: UW Study On College Debt Finds 'Middle-Income Squeeze'

College costs keep rising. More students pile on student loan debt to get through. It's a much-chronicled story in higher education.

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Colleges Offer More Courses Aimed At Job Market

With a tight hiring market and tuition spending under pressure, schools are trying to narrow the gap between academia and the working world.

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UW System Budget Proposal Seeks $21 Million For Initiatives

The University of Wisconsin System will request a nearly $21 million investment in new initiatives over the 2013-'15 budget biennium, according to agenda materials for an upcoming Board of Regents meeting.

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Registration Cancellations Rising At UNCG, A&T

UNCG about two weeks ago canceled the registrations of about 1,300 students because they had yet to pay their tuition bills — the highest number of cancellations since fall 2009, university officials said.

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Walker Says Budget Cuts To UW Will Not Be Permanent

A $66 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System's budget will not be made permanent, Gov. Scott Walker said in a letter to state agencies.

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Higher Ed Funding Formula Stirs Heated Debate in Las Vegas

Policymakers turned to verbal sparring Wednesday as they worked to finalize the framework for a new higher education funding formula.

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Cost Control In Higher Ed. Seems Lost (Opinion)

It’s become almost a cliche: Whenever “overspending” is criticized, the ultimate culprit often is said to be “administrative overhead.”

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