College administration

New Presidents or Provosts: College of Idaho, Mary Baldwin College, Smith College

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A President Retires, and Plagiarism Probe Ends

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University of Texas announces that no purpose would be served by looking into allegations that raised questions about the dissertation of the leader of the Pan American campus.

'I Am Less Patient and Dress Better'

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SEATTLE -- Stories abound in higher education about professors with short memories about faculty life once they are promoted into the dean's office or the administration building. Nothing is more galling to many professors than the sense that Dean Jones or Vice Provost Smith really should know better -- they were so nice, after all, when they had the (smaller) office next door and shared teaching duties.

New Presidents or Provosts: Arcadia U., Auburn U., Capella U., Clinton CC, Oral Roberts U., Schenectady County CC, U. of Toronto

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Gordon Gee's Call for 'Reinvention' of Higher Ed

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WASHINGTON -- Noting that the United States created land-grant colleges in the middle of the Civil War, E. Gordon Gee told his fellow college presidents Sunday evening that the current economic crisis is no reason not to consider bold and far-reaching reforms of the institutions. "I am calling for intentional upheaval at our colleges and universities just when fiscal chaos already places us on the edge," Gee said here at the annual meeting of the American Council on Education.

The choice for higher education, he said: "reinvention or extinction."

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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