Higher education plays a role in Democratic platform


The Democrats' positions on higher education center on what the administration has done.

Long Island University overspending on financial aid reflects affordability concern

Long Island U. is latest college to face budget problems after overspending on financial aid, a reflection of how the affordability crisis is squeezing institutions.

Sallie Mae survey highlights a changing marketplace for students

Recently released Sallie Mae survey shows decreased willingness to pay for some forms of higher education, but the news might not be as bad for all institutions as it seems.

Report reveals divergent views on where to take U. of North Texas at Dallas

Divergent views by consultants and faculty members on where to take the U. of North Texas at Dallas, a high-profile experiment in rethinking higher education, present a challenge for administrators.

U. of Texas system adopts a performance pay system for campus presidents

U. of Texas System adopts a performance pay system for presidents and other administrators, a move that could signal a new strategy in executive compensation -- and, critics fear, skew priorities.

New book criticizes culture of sex at Yale

Recent graduate's book takes on what he sees as hedonistic and irresponsible culture on campus.

University of Toledo to appoint former finance chief as provost

U. of Toledo set to appoint former finance chief to the top academic post, an unconventional career move causing concern among faculty members.

Emory misreported admissions data for more than a decade

Emory investigation finds that staff and administrators intentionally misreported admissions data for at least 10 years and that individuals with knowledge of the data fraud did not speak up.

U.Va. board retreat focuses on structure and attitudes

In second half of retreat, U.Va. board focuses on how to restructure and divide responsibility between board and president, with lessons that might be applicable to other boards.

U.Va. board tries to move past leadership controversy

At first meeting since its leadership controversy in June, U.Va.’s board tries to move past mistakes and begin to confront emerging challenges.


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