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How Elite Colleges Hide Their Cash

Charlie Eaton, New York TimesThe answer is not necessarily to tax endowments, though they have only been fully tax exempt since 1984. But if wealthy private colleges want their endowments to remain tax exempt, they need to start providing much greater public benefits. The most obvious place to begin is a substantial increase in undergraduate enrollment, especially of underrepresented students. … Read the referenced story here: How Elite Colleges Hide Their Cash

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Colleges draw fewer foreign students but avoid crisis so far

BOSTON (AP) — International enrollments at U.S. colleges have fared better than expected this year, but many schools still fear the country’s political climate, according to a national survey. The Institute of International Education reported Monday that the number of new students coming from abroad fell by an average of 7 percent at nearly 500 colleges and universities surveyed this fall, but that the results from school to school are more mixed than many had feared. But many schools still fear the country’s political climate … Read the referenced story here:…

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