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  • BOSTON, June 10- Harvard University's endowment chief, Jane Mendillo, who guided the school's $32.7 billion endowment through the financial crisis and following economic recovery, will leave at the end of 2014, the university said on Tuesday.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 9- Recent college graduates will soon face the first payment on their student loans, even as millions of families nationwide wonder how they'll settle the rising cost of college.

  • The trouble with Zuckerberg's $100M gift: Pros Friday, 23 May 2014 | 4:28 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Newark Mayor Cory Booker visit EDUCATION NATION, an educational summit on Rockefeller Plaza.

    Despite Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million gift to Newark, critics say the city has not turned into a "symbol of educational excellence."

  • May 22- ITT Educational Services Inc, a for-profit college operator, withdrew its full-year forecast and warned of a fall in new enrollment after rising for three straight quarters, adding to the uncertainty surrounding the sector.

  • ITT withdraws 2014 forecast, shares fall Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    May 22- ITT Educational Services Inc, a for-profit college operator, withdrew its full-year forecast and estimated a 4 percent fall in new student enrollments in the first quarter, sending its shares down as much as 17 percent.

  • Russian vanity projects lose lustre Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    SKOLKOVO, Russia, May 22- Students at Moscow's new science-focused university crowded into a lecture theatre outside the capital earlier this month to hear Canadian-born Nobel prizewinning molecular biologist Sidney Altman speak.

  • Russian vanity projects lose luster Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    SKOLKOVO, Russia, May 22- Students at Moscow's new science-focused university crowded into a lecture theater outside the capital earlier this month to hear Canadian-born Nobel prizewinning molecular biologist Sidney Altman speak.

  • NEW YORK, May 19- In an era of stagnant wages and rising prices, Americans are expected not only to pay the daily bills and save millions for retirement, but also put away enough for college for their kids. Grandparents such as Maureen Reiter. The firm's 2014 529 Consumer Survey found that 13.1 percent of 529 accounts are now owned by grandparents.

  • AstraZeneca arrays academic assets in Pfizer defence Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, England, May 18- Rising up from the fields around the university city of Cambridge, the steel towers of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, are scientific pillars in the defence that drugs group AstraZeneca is mounting against a takeover approach by its U.S. rival Pfizer.

  • AstraZeneca arrays academic assets in Pfizer defense Sunday, 18 May 2014 | 6:21 AM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, England, May 18- Rising up from the fields around the university city of Cambridge, the steel towers of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, are scientific pillars in the defense that drugs group AstraZeneca is mounting against a takeover approach by its U.S. rival Pfizer.

  • May 9- Few if any of the big U.S. pension or college endowment funds appear ready to follow in Stanford University's footsteps and pull their money out of shares of coal miners or other fossil fuel producers.

  • NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 8- Barnes& Noble Inc is turning to its college roots to boost its top line.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 7- Stanford University said on Tuesday it will no longer use any of its $18.7 billion endowment to invest in coal mining companies, a move aimed at combating climate change that could influence college administrations elsewhere.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 6- Stanford University on Tuesday said it will no longer use any of its $18.7 billion endowment to invest in coal mining companies, a move aimed at combating climate change that could influence college administrations elsewhere.

  • COLUMN-New strategy for college visits: stay home Monday, 5 May 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, May 5- College visits can help families find the right fit for their children, but as with other aspects of college planning, it's easy to go overboard and spend thousands of dollars in the process. "I've heard horror stories of people traveling to 20 campuses," said college consultant Todd Weaver of Hanover, New Hampshire- based Strategies for College.

  • Best and worst US states for 'Taxpayer ROI' Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:39 AM ET

    Some states are better than others at giving their residents the best return on their "tax investment."

  • LOS ANGELES, April 21- Parents of high school students have to face the facts: Their child is not going to have the choices facing Kwasi Enin, the New York teenager accepted to all eight Ivy League colleges.

  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:01 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur job creation.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- Thanks to increased savings rates and a rising stock market, average balances in U.S. college savings plans jumped 30 percent in 2013 over the prior year, according to the new "How America Saves for College" report from Sallie Mae released Thursday.

  • Harvard adopts 'responsible investment' principles Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    BOSTON, April 7- Harvard University said on Monday it adopted a set of environmental and social investing principles backed by the United Nations for its huge endowment fund, a move that could add pressure on companies in its portfolio to make more disclosures on areas like carbon emissions.