EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Labor College, backed by the A.F.L.-C.I.O. for decades, closes because of finances

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A union-backed college is forced to shut down. To blame: debt on campus renovations, online effort that didn't work, and waning support from organized labor. Are there lessons for other colleges?

 

Brown U. president calls for broad review of a lecture that was shouted down

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President calls for review of incident where speaker was shouted down, and of campus climate for dissenting views. Is this university worse than others -- or has it just become a punching bag for the right?

Secret merger, now public, meets opposition in Georgia

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A plan to merge Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic in Georgia is running into opposition.

Impact of 2013 elections on higher education

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Colleges celebrate passage of several bond measures. Virginia voters reject gubernatorial candidate who frequently clashed with academe. New York City's new mayor has pledged a focus on CUNY.

Professors afforded few guarantees of privacy in the Internet age

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Several professors recently have come under fire for communications with students they intended to remain private. But little is private in the Internet age, experts say.

Louisiana college plans to send all freshmen to Paris in the first days of class

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Centenary College of Louisiana plans to send all its 2014 fall freshmen to France in the first days of class. Is this the future of study abroad or PR?

 

Study: Older faculty members feel financially ready for retirement, but don't have detailed plans

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Professors approaching the end of their careers say that they are ready financially, survey finds, but relatively few have figured out their needs. And younger faculty know they don't have it figured out.

Harvard rejects call to divest from fossil fuels

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University president says she doesn't believe selling holdings in fossil fuel companies is "warranted or wise," and suggests doing so would be inconsistent with how students and professors use energy.

Are colleges being too quick to suspend professors?

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Recent sanctions by colleges against faculty members have some calling for renewed discussion of when a professor should and shouldn't be removed from duty.

In fifth presidency, Evan Dobelle faces many allegations that ended his fourth

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Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle is facing allegations that mirror the charges that ended his last presidency. Did anyone on the search committee notice?

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