Trustees/regents

Training Public Trustees

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The boards of state colleges and universities need to consider policy changes to become more effective, a new report says.

Auburn President's Permanent No Comment

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Many college presidents consider reporters a necessary nuisance in a democracy. Auburn University's interim president, Ed Richardson, isn't so sure about the necessary part.

He sent a memo to Auburn faculty members and administrators last week telling them that he will no longer speak with Jack Stripling, who covers higher education for the local newspaper, The Opelika-Auburn News.

Staying the Course at Bennett

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Johnnetta Cole -- at the behest of students and faculty -- agrees to continue on as president, rescinding her resignation.

Reversal at 'Daily Texan'

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The Daily Texan will remain unique for at least a little while longer.

The University of Texas at Austin student newspaper is believed to be the only such publication where the student body elects the editor, right alongside student government leaders, in a vote each spring.

Freer Speech at Dartmouth?

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Amid a controversial trustee election, the college clarifies its rules and wins praise from one-time critics.

Renegade Trustees at Dartmouth

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In an unusually controversial alumni election, two candidates who questioned many college policies win.

Questioning a Choice for Chancellor

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Critics say UMass overlooked a strong internal candidate for Boston campus, in part, because he was black.

Baptists Win Fight Over Shorter

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Georgia Supreme Court rules that a college's board didn't have the right to sever ties to a religious group.

Tainted Gift at Washington

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Federal prosecutors charge major donor to Washington & Jefferson with fraud in connection with $500,000 contribution to the college. 

Baptist Conventions 2, Colleges 0

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For 2d time in a month, a state court undercuts religious college's move toward more independence.

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