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  • Innovative Practices

    June 12, 2015

    From Our President: Summer 2015

    ACE President Molly Corbett Broad discusses the financial pressure that colleges and universities across the spectrum continue to feel.

  • Budgets and Endowments

    June 12, 2015

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    Small Private Colleges Are Viable—and Vital

    The announcement that Sweet Briar College (VA) will close this year is unfortunate. But it does not signal the demise of most small colleges.

  • December 17, 2014

    Up Front: Winter 2015

    Triaging the “Murky Middle”; Ratings, But No Options; Growing Away From Stem; More Alma Maters, Fewer Donors

  • Tax Policy

    December 10, 2014

    Understanding College and University Endowments

    A new ACE publication outlines the importance of these funds in helping institutions support their educational missions and answers frequently asked questions about their purpose and use.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    October 8, 2013

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    Striking a Balance: Why (and How) We're Strategically Divesting From Fossil Fuels

    College and university foundations have a responsibility to take the long view—and not just with investments that come with dollar signs.

  • Budget and Appropriations

    October 8, 2013

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    Is higher education's business model broken? Presidents from four higher education sectors have four very different answers.

  • January 31, 2013

    From Our President

    ACE President Molly Corbett Broad discusses the increased federal support for student assistance—as well as the additional scrutiny and heightened willingness to regulate higher education that has come with it.

  • Athletics

    June 17, 2010

    Knight Commission Issues Report, Recommendations on Financing College Athletics

    The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics today issued a report on the financing of college sports that calls for additional transparency and financial reforms.

  • Budgets and Endowments

    Hard Choices on the Road to 2020

    The response of state lawmakers will be an important factor to the president’s challenge. Can state legislatures across the nation choose—and manage—to raise support for public colleges and universities while cutting government services wherever...

  • Budgets and Endowments

    Higher Education Leadership in Rough Financial Seas

    How can a college survive financial turmoil when it charges no tuition and funds 80 percent of its operating budget from its endowment? Shinn describes the unique obstacles his institution has had to weather and shares the lessons he has learned.