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Analysis: College softball grosses $451 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Florida State University softball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $2.2 million – or $95,837 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College baseball grosses $684 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Louisiana State University baseball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $6.4 million – or $182,464 per athlete – in 2016, followed by Florida State University ($6 million), Vanderbilt ($5.9 million), UT Austin ($7 million) and University of Mississippi ($5 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

114,405 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from private, nonprofit schools

From Higher Education Tribune

Everest University in Florida, Liberty University in Virginia, and International American University of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla Campus reported the largest share of borrowers from private, nonprofit institutions who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Analysis: College athletics grossed $31,832 per athlete in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Georgia grossed $352,349 per athlete in 2016 – the highest of all athletic programs that year, followed by University of Texas at Austin ($346,947 per athlete) and Louisiana State University ($315,988 per athlete), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College sports raked in $18.1 billion in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Texas at Austin grossed $207 million in 2016, making it the highest-grossing college sports program that year, followed by Ohio State University ($176 million) and University of Alabama ($174 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: 569,475 students played college sports in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

Lindenwood University, Cornell University and Harvard University reported the most students participating in athletics in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.

Q&A with Merrill Lynch’s Randi Merel

With the April 17 tax deadline approaching, we are in the final stretch of the 2017 tax season. We spoke to Merrill Lynch’s Randi Merel about how to maximize available tax benefits for your 2017 filing and how to prepare for filing in 2018 with the new tax law in effect.

Analysis: College women's basketball grosses $903 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Stanford women's basketball tops the list of highest grossing programs with more than $21 million – or $1.5 million per athlete – in 2016, followed by UConn ($9 million), Baylor ($7.6 million), Florida State ($7 million) and Vanderbilt ($5.2 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College men's basketball grosses $2 billion

From Higher Education Tribune

Though excluded from the NCAA tournament, University of Louisville men's basketball tops the list of highest grossing programs with nearly $44 million – or $2.9 million per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union awards $400,000 in scholarship to 339 students

The Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union (PSFCU) has awarded $400,000 worth of scholarships to 339 high school and college students.

CEO of Chicago-based Exelon to help head up Diversity & Inclusion initiative

President and CEO of Exelon Chris Crane is joining forces with various companies worldwide as part of The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion initiative.

Nonprofit management conference hosted by North Park University

Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, North Park University, played the role of host at the "Focus on the Important" conference, which welcomed almost 130 attendees.

Fitch Ratings gives Sammons firms a stable A+

Two Sammons Financial Group (SFG) companies—as well as SFG itself—recently earned strong appraisals from Fitch Ratings. SFG subsidiaries Midland National Life Insurance Company and North American Company for Life and Health Insurance both garnered A+ Insurer Financial Strength grades.

University of Illinois, Deloitte Foundation team up to launch center for business analytics

The University of Illinois and the Deloitte Foundation have teamed up to launch the "University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics" at Urbana-Champaign.

Three attorneys join Simmons Hanly Conroy law firm

Three attorneys have joined Simmons Hanly Conroy, a national litigation firm, expanding the company's asbestos and complex litigation practices.

Bank of America sponsors 20 Year Up Chicago runners in 8K race

Bank of America donated 20 runner slots at Sunday's Shamrock Shuffle 8K in Chicago to young adults participating in the Year Up Chicago program.

Chicago-based National Main Street Center launching program to help towns rejuvenate their downtowns

Chicago-based National Main Street Center (NMSC) and Project for Public Spaces (PPS) recently announced it will begin “Cultivating Place in Main Street Communities” training sessions in five states to help communities revitalize their downtown business districts. 

Zurich retains SecuityScorecard to assess cyber security risks

Assessment will include work at company's North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Chicago-based companies purchase Washington Marriott Georgetown Hotel

Chicago-based companies Geller Investment Co. and Wanxiang America Real Estate Group recently acquired the Washington Marriott Georgetown Hotel.

Starr welcomes Ade as president for Midwest region

Officials for Starr Companies recently announced the appointment of new Regional Vice President for the Midwest Region Oliver Ade.

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