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Tag Archives: Mission and Money

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  • 24
    Feb

    2010

    Rainy Days in Higher Ed

    Higher education is an industry like any other. There is no sheltered ivory tower rising above real world financial pressure: it requires funding and responds to cycles of supply and demand. That’s...

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  • 5
    Jan

    2010

    College Football is Big Business

    Writing for the San Francisco Chronicle, authors of Mission and Money Burton Weisbrod and Evelyn D. Asch reveal the incentives that steer college coaches in directions that may be at odds with the institutional...

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  • 8
    Sep

    2009

    Why the rising tuition costs?

    The New York Times spoke with Burton Weisbrod, author of Mission and Money on rising tuition costs. “Am I, for example, as a tenured professor or any tenured faculty member necessarily, or even probably,...

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  • 4
    Mar

    2009

    ‘Mission and Money’ in Higher Ed

    Burton Weisbrod, one of the authors of Mission and Money did a very interesting Q & A with Inside Higher Ed today. Questions of university funding are now swept up in our economic mess, and for now,...

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  • 16
    Feb

    2009

    Book TV on University Endowments

    Things have changed, haven’t they? Months ago, we were arguing over universities hoarding their endowments even as tuition prices increased. Then endowments took massive hits and even Harvard terminated...

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  • 20
    Oct

    2008

    Don’t judge a college endowment by its...

    Forcing schools to spend more of their endowments on easing tuition burdens would put nonprofits on a slippery slope. In a Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, Cambridge authors Burton A.Weisbrod, Jeffrey P. Ballou...

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  • 15
    Sep

    2008

    Economic Principles on Mission and Money

    On Mission and Money, Economic Principles had some kind words yesterday. ‘The book appears at a propitious time. Just last week, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and Peter Welch (D-Vermont) convened...

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  • 9
    Sep

    2008

    Do Universities Spend Enough of their Endowments?

    For the most part, they’re nonprofits. So can universities demonstrate their benefit to society? A New York Times article yesterday reported on a meeting between university presidents and two members...

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