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UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND President David M. Dooley earned total compensation of $426,333 in 2018. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

URI’s Dooley earns $426K in 2018

PROVIDENCE – University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley earned $426,333 in 2018, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education report issued this...
URI WOMEN'S TENNIS Coach Gordon Ernst was among those charged in a federal case related to criminal conspiracy that sought to help applicants win admission to elite universities during Ernst's time as a tennis coach at Georgetown University. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

URI coach among parents, school officials charged in vast college-entrance scheme

NEW YORK – Parents, coaches and test administrators were among 46 people charged Tuesday in a sweeping criminal conspiracy that sought to help applicants...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S ENDOWMENT grew to a record $3.8 billion. This year, the school was not alone in posting record endowment funds. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

College endowments hit record values, and maybe ire of lawmakers

NEW YORK - Harvard University’s $39.2 billion endowment has reached a record value. So did Yale. And Brown. And Dartmouth.As many wealthy United States universities...
THE CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU has sued the largest servicer of student loans, Navient Corp., for what the regulator says was behavior that "systematically" cheated borrowers.

Navient ‘systematically’ cheated borrowers, CFPB alleges

WASHINGTON - Navient Corp., the largest servicer of student loans in the United States, was sued by a U.S. regulator over allegations that the...

Hedge-fund love affair is ending for U.S. pensions, endowments

About five years ago, Kentucky started investing some of its public-employee pension money with hedge funds. Sure, fees were high but the funds came...

Harvard Medical School receives $20M from Alpert foundation

Harvard University, the world’s richest school, will collect another multimillion donation, this one for its medical school.The Warren Alpert Foundation has pledged $20 million...

Student-loan borrowers flock to payment-relief programs

NEW YORK - Student-loan borrowers are flocking to relief programs touted by President Barack Obama that lower their monthly payments and put them on...

Student-loan refinancing boom could cost U.S. taxpayers billions

NEW YORK - Chris Winiarz, a 31-year-old money manager with a Northwestern MBA, jumped at a student-loan deal of a lifetime.A startup called SoFi...

Good news on college costs: U.S.student loan rates soon to drop

NEW YORK - In a rare bit of good news for students facing hefty college bills, interest rates on federal student loans are expected...

Harvard hits social media to attract record 37,000 applicants

NEW YORK - Harvard University said applications for this fall’s freshman class jumped 9 percent, to a record 37,305, after the school heightened recruiting...
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