Governance

War and Peace at Columbia

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The report on controversial Middle Eastern studies professors got some predictable, loud reactions and some less predictable, quiet reactions.

Going Searchless at AGB

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The college trustees' group hired an internal candidate as its new chief. Should colleges follow its lead?

Permanent Leave

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SUNY's chancellor won't get a sabbatical, but SUNY might get a new chancellor.

Pickets and Protests

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Teaching assistants at Columbia and Yale vote to strike; students walk out of classes at Emerson to back faculty union.

Playing Defense and Offense

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Leaders of the AFT's college unions plan opposition to David Horowitz, cooperation with the NEA, and new organizing efforts.

Governing Board 'Gag Order'

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For the last three years, Thomas A. Hamilton has increasingly become a minority of one on the seven-member Board of Trustees of  St. Clair County Community College, regularly challenging policies adopted by the two-year institution's president and questioning whether the board is fulfilling its obligations to oversee and assess her performance.

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.

Pink Slips

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Grand Canyon University dismisses 17 professors -- including 5 with tenure -- drawing scrutiny from AAUP and an accreditor.

ROTC Debate Not Over at Columbia

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Trustee chair says board will discuss return of military unit despite Senate’s rejection of the idea.

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.

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