Research universities

Budget Cutting Strategies Reviewed

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The hardest hit public universities have eliminated staff and contingent faculty slots, but still have "strategic" thinking to do about the long term, an association survey finds.

New Wave of Student Activism

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Are the protests in California the start of a new national movement for access and affordability?

Mixed Impact of Aid Shifts

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Elite private colleges have seen slight increase in share of student body from low incomes, but their wealthiest students have seen notable gains as well.

Race and Merit at MIT

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Institute, whose report on equity for women was considered pathbreaking, examines gaps in rates at which minority and white professors are promoted -- and the ideal of meritocracy.

Anything But Studying

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Survey of U. of California students shows emphasis on socializing, leisure that may change with recession.

As the Crow Flies

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Arizona State University has serious problems, and that’s just the way Michael Crow wants it.

A Critique of the Cuts

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"Oh be still my beating heart... I just fell in love again. Was that a shawl Eva was wearing, or a superwoman cape?"

Holding Presidents Accountable for Learning

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Regents of Georgia university system individually asked 35 campus leaders how they planned to improve retention and graduation rates. The meetings were occasionally uncomfortable; the answers sometimes unsatisfactory.

Research Deals Under Microscope

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Review of contracts between big oil companies and universities finds too much corporate control over scholarship, but colleges fervently dispute findings.

The Land-Grant Landscape

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DALLAS -- Leaders of land-grant universities see a slight brightening in their institutions' immediate economic situations -- but increasingly recognize that they must make structural changes to accommodate fundamental, long-term shifts in their funding models.

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