College administration

Happy but Not Looking to Be the Chief

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Study of chief academic officers finds that they like their jobs. But in potential break with traditional patterns, they don't necessarily want to become presidents.

New Presidents or Provosts: CC of the U. of the District of Columbia, Grand Rapids CC, Mansfield U. of Pa., Occidental College, Sweet Briar College, U. of Southern Indiana

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New Presidents or Provosts: Lebanon Valley College, North Florida CC, U. of Wisconsin-River Falls, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Williston State College

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Transparent Boycott Target

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After Washington U. in St. Louis bans the sale of bottled water on campus, other anti-bottle campaigns gain momentum.

New Presidents or Provosts: Beloit College, Defiance College, Fielding Graduate U., McPherson College, State U. of New York, Webster U.

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Coaches in Waiting

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The hot new trend in big-time college sports: Tap a key assistant as the head coach's eventual successor. Is that smart planning, does it diminish opportunity for minority candidates, or both?

New Presidents or Provosts: Gettysburg College, Grantham U., Pace U., Providence Christian College, Southeastern Louisiana U.

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'Mission and Money' in Higher Ed

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Even before the economic collapse, colleges have been going through intense debates about how they should be financed and what missions they should hold onto -- and which they should revamp. A new book from Cambridge University Press, Mission and Money: Understanding the University, explores these issues. The authors are Burton A. Weisbrod, the John Evans Professor of Economics at Northwestern University; Jeffrey P.

New Presidents or Provosts: Cornerstone U., Georgia Institute of Technology, Mississippi Valley State U., Mount Mary College, Ranken Technical College, Swarthmore College, U. of California at Riverside

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Dartmouth's Historic Choice

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On Saturday at a meeting sponsored by the Education Writers Association, L. Ling-chi Wang told a group of journalists that Asian Americans were "marginalized" and "invisible" at the top rungs of American higher education, despite considerable success as students and professors at many institutions. Wang, who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley and was one of the founders of Asian Americans in Higher Education, recalled a joint conference planned by Asian American studies and black studies scholars at Berkeley.

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