College administration

How is a new president supposed to clean house?

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How is a new president supposed to clean house? Dos and don'ts from a presidency-cut-short at U. of Wyoming.

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?

 

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.

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?

William Peace University may bet $21 million of its $33 million endowment on one shopping center

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William Peace University, a small liberal arts college, plans to make a big bet on a local shopping center but alumnae are not buying it. Should any university spend two-thirds of its endowment on one project?

College presidents harbor doubts about governing boards

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Only 3 percent of presidents are strongly confident American colleges are well-governed by trustees, and a large majority of public four-year presidents would replace their boards if they could, survey finds.

U. of South Florida softens financial management plan after administrator resigns in protest

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U. of South Florida vice provost steps down after budget measures upend his five-year strategic plan. With less austere measures now on the table, did he resign too soon?

Derek Bok discusses his new book on higher education

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Derek Bok's new book asserts that much of the recent criticism of higher education is inaccurate or oversimplified, but that plenty of serious problems do exist.

NYU confirms end date for Sexton presidency

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University confirms that John Sexton will end presidency by 2016, and abandons policy of offering favorable loans to top officials for vacation homes.

NC law that ends pay raises for teachers with master's degrees a blow to college finances

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Elimination of pay raises for teachers' master’s degrees in North Carolina could have major impact on budgets of education schools and their universities.

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