Chief executives / executive directors

Washington and Lee moves Confederate flags, apologizes for having owned slaves

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Washington and Lee U., named in part for a hero of the Confederacy, apologizes for having owned slaves and moves Confederate flags from near statue of Lee.

Corinthian's failure (and U.S. role in it) fuels for-profit critics

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The Education Department improvised in helping to shut down Corinthian Colleges, raising questions about a similar approach with other large for-profits.

New analysis challenges the narrative of decline about liberal arts colleges

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New analysis suggests that the institutions aren't disappearing -- and may be growing if one counts honors colleges at public universities. 

 

For-profit chain works with feds on phase-out plan

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Corinthian Colleges and the Education Department strike a deal to keep the for-profit chain afloat long enough to sell or "teach out" its 107 campuses.

For-profits lead the way as adaptive learning becomes more popular

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Experiments with adaptive learning spread, particularly at large for-profits, as technology takes a wide range of sometimes overlapping forms.

A look at the three university research efforts White House says can contribute to combatting sex assaults

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Hopkins, U. of New Hampshire and U. of Texas at Austin were praised by Obama administration for research on campus sexual assaults. What can they teach other institutions?

Pitzer's approach to divestment: as much as possible, but not yet all

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Pitzer's decision to divest some -- but not yet all -- of its fossil fuel holdings challenges assumptions about colleges' obligation to grow their endowment funds.

Community College of Philadelphia trustees hire president despite faculty concerns

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Should serving as the provost of a school that closed amid state investigations disqualify one to lead a community college?

 

Calif. city brings search for engineering school to ACE meeting

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A California city makes a pitch for a new engineering campus at the American Council on Education's annual meeting.

Sarah Lawrence creates its own assessment tool, bypassing standardized tests

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Sarah Lawrence, faced with the pressure to assess student learning, bypasses the commonly used tools and invents its own approach. It's not nationally normed, and this college is proud of that.

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