Peter Gray resigned last week as associate director of athletic student services and director of academic advising and counseling at the University of Iowa after an investigation found that he had traded football tickets for sexual favors and had inappropriately touched some athletes,The Press-Citizenof Iowa Cityreported. University officials declined to comment and Gray could not be reached for comment.
Just 10 weeks after its longtime president, Richard Levin, announced that he would step down at the end of the academic year, Yale University announced Thursday that Peter Salovey (right), the university's provost and a professor of psychology, would become its 23rd president. The expedited search (the norm for presidential searches is between six months and a year) was even faster than that of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which made headlines earlier this year for appointing its provost after only three months.
Back then, search consultants said they were seeing more demand for quick searches, since it helps remove uncertainty in leadership.
Voters in the Austin, Texas, metropolitan area supported a tax increase proposal on ballots Tuesday that will provide revenue to support a new medical school at the University of Texas at Austin, a longtime ambition for the flagship university that it has struggled to support financially.
The new tax is the final piece of the funding puzzle administrators said they needed secured before they moved ahead on the school. University administrators said Tuesday that they would appoint a committee to choose a dean, select a location for the school, and finalize partnerships. They said they hope to have a medical school and teaching hospital in place for a first class of 50 students by 2015.
Sonya Christian, vice president and chief academic officer at Lane Community College, in Oregon, has been selected as president of Bakersfield College, in California.
José L. Cruz, vice president for higher education policy and practice at the Education Trust, in Washington, D.C., has been appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University at Fullerton.