New York University vote of no confidence raises debate about ambitions and governance models

A vote against NYU’s president raises questions about the university’s local and global ambitions, as well as whether the traditional structure of shared governance can survive rapid changes in higher education.

U.Va. remains battleground of national debate about governance

U.Va. remains a battleground in the broader debate about what roles faculty and board members should play in governance, even as campus tensions linger.

U of Texas political tensions to come to a head in legislative hearings this spring

Years of tension between state policy makers and administrators at the University of Texas at Austin could come to a head in a series of legislative battles this spring.

Emory president's controversial column sparks broader discussion of leadership


Emory president's controversial column, a surprise for a man many say has handled issues of race well in his 10-year tenure, is continuing to drive discussion of race and leadership on campus.

Carnegie Mellon's online efforts include spinoffs and subsidiaries but not MOOCs


Carnegie Mellon doesn't want to give its courses away. It does want to promote new forms of instruction -- but only if they have business models.


Campus IT officials discuss Oxford's Google Docs block


Oxford's decision to temporarily cut off access to a popular Google product because of security concerns generates discussion -- and some disagreement.

Emory president sets off uproar with statements on three-fifths compromise and then apologizes


Emory president praises Constitution's three-fifths compromise as model for dealing with disagreements today.  Facing outrage, he apologizes for "clumsiness and insensitivity."

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp to become provost at Washington University in St. Louis

Outgoing chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill will become provost at Washington University, an uncommon move that reinforces a trend of public university administrators finding a home in private higher ed.

White House's new scorecard oversimplifies institutions, liberal arts advocates say

Advocates for liberal arts education worry that White House’s new College Scorecard oversimplifies the college-selection process and places too much emphasis on financial aspects of the decision.

Age change for Mormon missionaries means financial and cultural changes for Utah institutions

A lowered age of eligibility for Mormon missionaries is likely to ripple through higher education, pressuring the finances of LDS-heavy institutions and reshaping undergraduate culture for those of the faith. 


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