State lawmakers say the U. of Wisconsin system’s budget balances are excessive. Higher education officials say that criticism is a misreading of how university budgets work. It’s not the first such conflict, and it won’t be the last.
After media scrutiny about all the white men in the University of Kentucky administration, two women and a Hispanic male are named finalists in the provost search. Can a public emphasis on diversity undermine the goal?
After winning over boards of some small colleges, movement to divest endowments from fossil fuel companies gains momentum. But while pressure is likely to increase, wealthy institutions worry about financial cost.
Former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has an unconventional background for a research university president, but he and Purdue’s board think that is what is needed to address the unconventional issues facing higher education. And he's winning over campus skeptics.