Trustees/regents

None of the Above

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The search for a new president at the University of Iowa has proven tumultuous this fall, as many continue to wonder why the Iowa Board of Regents rejected a search committee's list of candidates to replace  David J. Skorton.

Battle of the Boards

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State and local community college panels in North Carolina tangle over a range of oversight issues.

Presidential Ouster at Quincy

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The Illinois college cites no reason for the move, but enrollment has declined sharply in recent years. 

Holding Trustees Accountable

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Statement lays out common responsibilities for college governing board members, to prod them and reassure higher education's critics.

From Mayor to (College) President?

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The man in charge of running Westfield, Mass., says he's prepared to lead an institution, but some question his credentials. 

Cost and the College Trustee

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Though charged with institutions' fiscal health, even board members lack information about where the money goes, survey finds. 

Surprising Departure at SUNY

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Popular chancellor of 64-campus system quits after only two years -- with significant change possibly in offing for the university.

Politics and the College Presidency

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A candidate for West Virginia U.'s top job faces controversy over alleged conflicts of interest.

Stacking the Deck?

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Appointment of harsh critic to U.S. panel that reviews accreditors seen as part of broader effort to alter federal role in college oversight.

Morehouse's Choice

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Imagine a book in which the author devotes a section to the "crisis of moral purpose" among colleges, calls for presidents to become their colleges' "chief ethical officers" and to stop focusing so much on fund raising, praises presidents of the past who devoted commencement addresses to institutional failings rather than the "pieties" and "superficial inspiration" that are heard today, and criticizes students who focus on their own advancement as opposed to giving more of themselves to their community.

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