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June 8, 2020
College fundraising revenue will likely decline as a result of the pandemic, a new survey from a consulting firm shows.
June 5, 2020
Troy University in Alabama suspended John McCall, its campus police chief, and is conducting an internal investigation after McCall posted on Facebook that George Floyd played a role in his own death, AL.com reported. The post has since been deleted. 
June 4, 2020
Routine testing, temperature checks and social distancing measures are a heavy lift for small colleges without their own hospitals or clinics, so several are turning to nearby health systems for help.
June 4, 2020
Higher education enrollments could increase between 2 and 4 percent in fall 2020, according to a new report by Moody’s Investors Service. The new forecast follows past enrollment trends during economic downturns and recessions. “The countercyclical nature of enrollment for both traditional-aged and older students typically yields gains when unemployment grows and students seek to broaden their skill set,” a press release said.
June 3, 2020
Jim Johnsen, current president of the University of Alaska system, was named a finalist for the University of Wisconsin system presidency. Johnsen will complete multiple committee and shared governance interviews next week, according to a press release. The pandemic posed “unanticipated and unprecedented circumstances and obstacles” to the search process, and several candidates withdrew their names from consideration over concerns about being publicly named a finalist during the health crisis, the release stated.
June 1, 2020
This spring many colleges announced tuition deals for students in response to the pandemic, and they’re seeing it pay off with growing application numbers.
May 29, 2020
The University of Minnesota announced Wednesday it will scale back its relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department after George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man living in St. Louis Park, Minn., was killed by police on Monday.
May 28, 2020
The University of Kentucky announced it will not lay off staff as part of its 2021 budget. Experts doubt that many universities can do the same.
May 26, 2020
During an economic recession, people often doubt the value of higher education. A new working paper quantifies the economic value of a four-year degree in the state of Georgia.
May 22, 2020
As colleges work to balance budgets amid growing economic uncertainty, the wealthiest are faced with a recurring question: Should they tap more heavily into their endowments or leave them alone?

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