Governance

Boston U. Adopts Conflicts Policy for Trustees

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New standard is more permissive than recommendation made last year by special governance panel.

Florida's Faculty Free-for-All

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When Florida overhauled its higher education system to shift power from the State Board of Regents to boards of trustees at individual campuses in 2003, it invalidated the employment contract between the regents and the statewide union that represented 10,000 professors, throwing academic labor relations into disarray.

Breaking News: a Consensus President at Goddard

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With rare faculty support, board extends contract of the college's chief executive.

Black Colleges Confront Challenges

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At long-planned conference, a new issue emerges, informally, on the agenda.

Ousted at American U.

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Trustees fire Benjamin Ladner as president amid inquiries into questionable spending, but leave key issues unresolved.

The Faculty Role in Sports Reform

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Knight Commission hears from 3 groups that take divergent approaches to the problems in college athletics.

Senate Plans Scrutiny of American U.

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Finance panel's review to focus on board's due diligence in setting ex-president's pay -- and nonprofit trustee oversight generally.

Broken Whistle?

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Several current and former California State U. employees charge that they faced retaliation for reporting abuse.

A Tale of 2 Speakers

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After Senate aide warns private college officials about scrutiny on compensation issues, Santorum butters them up.

Summers Postmortem, Beyond Cambridge

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What does demise of his Harvard presidency suggest about academic leadership, faculty power and women in science?

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