administrators

More presidential searches embrace personality assessments

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More and more colleges and universities are asking finalists in presidential searches to undergo personality assessments.

Baylor U facing questions over handling of sexual assault involving football player

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Baylor's successful football program is in crisis over questions regarding the handling of a sexual assault case involving an athlete -- a controversy that could damage the university's reputation, too.

Northwestern U loses second faculty member over alleged censorship of medical school journal

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Northwestern loses second faculty member over alleged censorship of a medical school journal article about a sexual encounter.

Faculty non-poaching lawsuit alleges suppression of wages and violation of anti-trust laws by Duke U

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Some say it's bad form for colleges to actively recruit faculty members from neighbor institutions. Antitrust lawsuit alleges that agreement between Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill essentially barred Duke from hiring UNC faculty.

Freshman orientations add material on affirmative consent

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As affirmative consent becomes law or policy at more colleges, institutions are using songs, skits, videos or online training to teach freshmen the concept.

At UBC, roiling from a president's resignation, board chair is accused of interfering in academic affairs

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The board chair at the U of British Columbia objects to a professor's blog post on the president's sudden resignation -- fueling further concerns about that university's still unexplained leadership transition.

National Labor Relations Board declines to assert role on Northwestern football union

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Board says it won't assert jurisdiction over whether Northwestern University athletes are employees, effectively killing their union drive. The vague decision divides experts on the prospects for athlete unions generally.

Henderson State students say rule barring sagging pants targets black students

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Henderson State University bars pants that fall too far below the waist. Students say the rule is unfair to African-Americans.

AAC&U's moderate, strong voice on competency-based education and disruption

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Amid talk of higher education's possible disruption and unbundling, the Association of American Colleges & Universities stakes out an aggressive middle ground. Are people listening?

U of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal with outgoing chancellor

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University of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal under which Phyllis Wise resigned as chancellor at Urbana-Champaign, and instead moves to fire her.

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