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Wesley College President to Retire Next Year

August 27, 2014

This will be the final school year for Wesley College president William N. Johnston, the Dover-based college announced Tuesday.  Johnston began working as president in 2008, making him the 16th president of Wesley College. He told the school's board of trustees on Aug. 24 that he plans to retire at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

Cooper Union Tuition Battle Centers on Founder's Flowery Words

August 26, 2014

The interpretation of a more than 150-year-old document ensconced in a Greenwich Village library is causing a furor in academia as its author's intention is battled over in court.  The document outlines the trust that established Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, the Manhattan arts-and-engineering college—and is at the heart of a legal fight over the decision by the school's administration to charge undergraduate tuition this fall for the first time in the school's history.

As Enrollment at Private Colleges Drops, SUNY Campuses Gain

August 26, 2014

SUNY Buffalo State, bursting at the seams this semester, has tripled up freshmen in some dorm rooms and turned to an unlikely source for help in housing transfer students.  Nearly 200 Buffalo State students will live in Canisius College residence halls this year – a consequence of growing enrollment at the public college and declining enrollment at the private one.  What’s happening at the two campuses, which are two miles apart, highlights a broader trend in college enrollment in Western New York.

$10 Million Gamble

August 25, 2014

Classes begin today at Burlington College, a liberal arts college in Vermont that enrolls fewer than 200 students. But you wouldn’t know it from the college’s website. A notice on the website’s main page declares, in capital letters: “It’s not too late to apply for fall 2014.” The college urgently needs more students, who enter at $23,500 a head. With financial holes that have prompted no-confidence votes in the president and endangered the institution’s accreditation, dwindling enrollment is the last thing Burlington can afford.

Major League Baseball Team Challenges Creighton's Logo Use

August 22, 2014

Creighton University's baseball team is pretty good -- a 32-17 record last year -- but it is unlikely to be confused with a major league team. That isn't stopping the Toronto Blue Jays from challenging the university's attempt to trademark its year-old sports logo.

Don't Shop Online

August 22, 2014

Faculty members at George Washington University are once again free to tell students they can save money by buying their textbooks online, after the university initially urged professors to stop pointing students to sources other than the campus bookstore.

Randolph College Starts Up Sexual Assault Prevention Program

August 21, 2014

Randolph College's Dean of Students and Title IX Coordinator Matha Thornton says new students will complete a two-hour online program on sexual violence. It's the first year for this program, but it's far from the only changes, Thornton says. She tells ABC 13 News that education and mandatory training for all faculty and staff about how to handle and report an assault is among the top priorities for the small, private college of around 700 students. An added position includes a person on campus who will be coordinating all education and advocacy.

First Male Residents at Wilson College Look to Break Stereotypes

August 21, 2014

Albert Bruce wants to break the stereotype associated with men's treatment of women, and hopes his male classmates at Wilson College will do the same. They make up the 24 men who are the first to live on campus at the private college in Chambersburg, according to a statement from the college. 

Presidents Join 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

August 21, 2014

College presidents -- some joined by others on campus -- are taking the "ice bucket challenge," in which people dump a bucket of ice on themselves and challenge others to either do the same or donate to the ALS Association within 24 hours. The effort has raised more than $41 million for the association and brought new attention to ALS -- although it also has been criticized by some as too much hype. 

Compare tuition discount rate trends at West Michigan private colleges

August 20, 2014

In an effort to lure students and remain competitive, several private colleges in the Grand Rapids-area are continuing the practice of offering bigger discounts on tuition. Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Hope College and Davenport University have increased their tuition discount rate – the college’s aid dollars as a percentage of tuition and fees – in recent years, financial documents show. Aquinas College’s rate has dropped slightly.

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