Presidents / chancellors

Emory president's controversial column sparks broader discussion of leadership

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Emory president's controversial column, a surprise for a man many say has handled issues of race well in his 10-year tenure, is continuing to drive discussion of race and leadership on campus.

Community college learns that boosting retention comes with a cost

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A community college tries to boost its completion rate, but takes a 20 percent enrollment hit in the process.

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp to become provost at Washington University in St. Louis

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Outgoing chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill will become provost at Washington University, an uncommon move that reinforces a trend of public university administrators finding a home in private higher ed.

White House's new scorecard oversimplifies institutions, liberal arts advocates say

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Advocates for liberal arts education worry that White House’s new College Scorecard oversimplifies the college-selection process and places too much emphasis on financial aspects of the decision.

Age change for Mormon missionaries means financial and cultural changes for Utah institutions

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A lowered age of eligibility for Mormon missionaries is likely to ripple through higher education, pressuring the finances of LDS-heavy institutions and reshaping undergraduate culture for those of the faith. 

Gustavus Adolphus faculty push back against president with aid of confidential leak site

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Anonymous document-leak site at Gustavus Adolphus helps the faculty air grievances about the president and highlights how technology shifts debates between faculty members and administrators.

Wisconsin considers tighter for-profit rules as campuses close in Milwaukee

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Wisconsin heats up as a for-profit regulation battleground, as its largest city turns against sector amid controversial Everest College campus's collapse.

University of California rethinks how it funds campuses

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The University of California system is changing the way it funds its 10 campuses to equalize per-student appropriations.

North Carolina governor joins chorus of Republicans critical of liberal arts

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North Carolina governor becomes the latest Republican to question the value of liberal arts, push more vocational training and target the state's flagship.

Michigan lets community colleges issue four-year degrees, amid controversy

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Michigan is the latest state to allow community colleges to issue bachelor's degrees. But despite controversy and turf wars, actual practice remains limited, for now.

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