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April 14, 2020
The pandemic has thrown a wrench into searches for new college presidents. Some who'd planned to retire are staying a little longer, while colleges that need to hire new presidents are taking meetings online.
April 13, 2020
Harvard University will sell up to $1.1 billion in bonds in order to secure low interest rates resulting from the coronavirus, Bloomberg reports. The university will sell $573 million in revenue bonds through a state agency to refinance existing debt, and $500 million in taxable bonds for “eligible corporate purposes.”
April 10, 2020
Sharp reductions in revenue and potential increases in expenses are spurring colleges to furlough or lay off employees while they wait for the coronavirus outbreak and the uncertainty it brings to subside.
April 7, 2020
MacMurray College will not provide severance packages for faculty and administrative staff when the college closes in May, the Journal Courier reports. Health coverage for faculty and administrators will also end May 25, the last day of employment for most college employees. They will receive their last paycheck May 29.
April 6, 2020
As colleges come up with plans to refund room and board, some are better received than others.
April 2, 2020
Ohio Wesleyan University announced this week that it will not go ahead with a planned 3 percent tuition hike for the 2020-21 academic year. The tuition sticker price will remain at $46,870 for in-state, out-of-state and international students.
April 2, 2020
A Nashville, Tenn., judge on Friday declined to issue a temporary injunction for the planned merger between Watkins College of Art and Belmont University, WKRN reports.
April 2, 2020
The San Francisco Art Institute will not admit any new students. MacMurray College will close its doors permanently. Both cite the coronavirus outbreak as contributing to financial challenges that were already growing.
March 31, 2020
Regulating bodies must pay closer attention to college and university financial health, a new report from a liberal think tank finds.
March 30, 2020
Notre Dame de Namur University is searching for a miracle while it cycles out its current students and postpones a closure some fear is now inevitable.


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