-- University of Colorado President Elizabeth Hoffman has asked the legislature to reduce her ties to the state, which provides only about 10% of her budget anyway

-- Harvard University got its law, business, and other schools to put out a collective bid for their computer equipment, after McKinsey & Co. consultants found that the university would be able to save up to $30 million a year by consolidating purchasing power

-- The 233,000-student University System of Georgia has scored productivity gains by putting all the courses in its first two years' curriculum online

-- Muskingum College in Ohio and Bethany College in West Virginia have slashed tuition in the hopes of attracting more students while also spending less on financial aid

Data: BusinessWeek

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