Colleges & Universities


  • "Street Sense", Kentucky Derby winner

    I was shocked when I saw the number: $25,008. That's how much Oregon's new athletic director Pat Kilkenny is getting paid to work. Fine. Kilkenny is apparently a guy that just cashed out of his insurance agency, but even if I had millions, there's no way I'd work for that -- especially with Phil Knight being the biggest booster at the place. This whole thing got me thinking that it's probably a good time to look at the salaries of athletic directors since you've all seen the college football and basketball coach salary stats a million times.

  • House Approves Rules on College Lending Wednesday, 9 May 2007 | 1:56 PM ET

    With the student loan industry coming under harsh criticism, the House easily passed a bill aimed at curbing conflicts of interest and corrupt practices in college lending.

  • Adieu Adu, All-You-Can-Eat Future & Heir Jordan Monday, 23 Apr 2007 | 9:49 PM ET
    Freddy Adu

    I have to admit it: I want to be first -- the first to call Freddy Adu a failure. A little more than two months before his 18th birthday, it's time to call it as it is. Freddy Adu is not even close to being among the top 100 relevant athletes in the sporting world today and in fact is not among the top 100 soccer players in the world. But the way people were talking about him when he was introduced to the world in Nov. 2003, you would have thought he would have captured at least a nation that hates soccer by now.

  • Greg Tuza looked around his ACC Conference Store in Greensboro on Friday morning and responded to a caller who asked what he had left of Virginia Tech items. "No polos. Nope. No logo pins. No face tattoos. No, no decals. We won't have hats for two weeks." Pretty much all that was left in his ransacked store was Virginia Tech golf towels and baby rattles. There were 394 Hokies t-shirts in his shop yesterday. All gone.

  • VT Media Frenzy, Nike Hits Imus & Redstone Donation Friday, 20 Apr 2007 | 11:58 AM ET

    This week the media was dominated by the Virginia Tech killings, and Web traffic reflected the public's obsession. Facebook, the social networking site that's refusing to sell -- even as its valuation nears $1 billion -- got a boost. Traffic to the Virginia Tech Facebook website increased 555% on Monday, April 16 over the previous day.

  • Gunman In Shooting Rampage Was A Virginia Tech Student Tuesday, 17 Apr 2007 | 12:56 PM ET
    In this undated photo released by the Virginia State Police, Cho Seung-Hui is shown. Seung-Hui, 23, of South Korea, is identified by police as the gunman suspected in the massacre that left 33 people dead at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Monday, April 16, 2007, the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police)

    A Virginia Tech senior from South Korea killed at least 30 people locked inside a classroom building in the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history, the university and police said.

  • Kluge to Give up to $600 Million to Columbia University Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 2:58 AM ET

    Media mogul John W. Kluge plans to give at least $400 million and up to $600 million to Columbia University, a source familiar with the donation told WNBC late Tuesday.

  • Citigroup has agreed to pay $2 million to help educate college-bound students about student loans as part of a wider settlement of a probe into the college loan industry, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said.

  • New MBA + Private Equity = $400K (Maybe) Wednesday, 17 Jan 2007 | 4:25 PM ET

    Private equity is the hot spot in money these days with groups gobbling up companies left and right and big payoffs for members of the private equity firms. (we've reported on the pros and cons of private equity firms.) So--they are the place to be when it comes to making money, right? Well--business vets need not be bitter about reports that freshly-minted MBAs are making $400,000 per year....

  • Pay Students To Play? Two Critics Say "Nay" Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 | 1:27 PM ET

    Despite sacred names like Notre Dame, college sports programs are not necessarily pure. Should the undergrad athletes who generate big value for their schools enjoy a share of the hard cash? Two experts voice sympathy for the players – but don’t see salaries as the answer.