Presidents / chancellors

Virginia audit seeks to find what's driving up college costs

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Virginia audit agency is exploring cost drivers in higher education, placing an initial target on auxiliary services. The multiyear review could influence the national discussion, but finance researchers urge a more sophisticated analysis.

New online learning portal from for-profit veteran

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Michael Clifford has launched a new online course provider, this time a nonprofit. And the site's 27 courses have all earned ACE credit recommendations.

Justice Department launches investigation into merit aid talks

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Justice Department investigation into whether merit aid discussions violate antitrust rules highlights the barriers that private colleges face in dialing back the practice and the unclear laws under which they operate.

Lumina reloads with 10 new short-term attainment goals

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Lumina Foundation sets 10 new degree attainment goals for 2016 while decrying growing racial and ethnic gaps.

Adjuncts at Lutheran university win right to unionize

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NLRB official, rejecting stance of Pacific Lutheran U., says non-tenure-track faculty members have right to vote on collective bargaining.

Communications consultants say athletics controversies are more difficult to manage

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Gordon Gee's retirement in wake of a controversy that got major attention from sports media raises this question: Are athletics issues at universities fundamentally different from others that presidents face?

Colorado colleges can double-count merit scholars to grow non-resident enrollment

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New Colorado law – nominally about merit scholarships – is a backdoor way to let public universities enroll more out-of-state students without raising the state’s statutory cap on out-of-state students.

New book on gender, family and academe shows how kids affect careers in higher education

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A decadelong research initiative out of the University of California at Berkeley culminates in a detailed look at the effects of children on men's and women's academic careers.

Ohio State President Gordon Gee retires amid controversy

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Ohio State President Gordon Gee, who served six presidencies over 32 years, is retiring amid controversial statements. Whether or not it was the remarks that forced Gee’s retirement, his legacy will likely be large.

Appropriations increases and tuition freezes reshape state funding picture

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With many states' economies rebounding, lawmakers are increasing funding for higher education and holding down tuition prices. Are things returning to a pre-recession normal, or simply taking another step toward a new model?

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