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ERIC Number: EJ815932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-17
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
Credit Squeeze Exposes Weaknesses in Investments
Blumenstyk, Goldie; Field, Kelly
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n8 pA1 Oct 2008
This article reports that the credit crisis tying global financing systems into knots has left hundreds of colleges scrambling for cash to pay their bills and to cover the spiking interest on their debts. While it is still unclear to what extent the federal government's new $700-billion bailout package will help unwind the credit tangle, the crisis has exposed weaknesses in policies and management that left some institutions more vulnerable than they should have been. A few have already halted construction projects because of the higher cost of borrowing. Others are considering faculty or pay cuts. Bankers who do business with colleges and academic medical centers note that as a sector over all, higher education is faring better than other industries, even if colleges are finding they're paying more for credit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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