Research universities

Boost for the Humanities

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Defying trends, Mellon Foundation puts up $10 million to get the state of Wisconsin to do the same for its flagship university.

How RPI's Faculty Voice Was Quieted

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When the Faculty Senate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute voted, in spring 2006, to widen its membership to include contingent faculty, it set in motion a series of events that left the senate in a state of limbo and shredded the notion of shared governance, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Association of University Professors, which was based on an investigation by the national group.

Green Ideas

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One college breaks ground on a massive geothermal system, another boasts a new park in an unexpected location and a third has a new green bus (literally) on the road.

New Chief for Research University Group

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AAU selects Rawlings, former president of Cornell and Iowa, to lead association at time that institutions -- especially public ones, he says -- are "challenged."

Research Spending Is Up

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Expenditures on funds for research at universities topped $40 billion in 2003, double the level of 1993.

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