administrators

Football and faith: the temptation of Baylor

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Baylor University has one of the top football teams in the country. It's also the world's largest Baptist university. Can the two identities coexist without serious compromise?

Racial tensions escalate at U of Missouri and Yale

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At Missouri, football players will boycott games and hunger striker vows to fast until system president quits; at Yale, protests grow over letter questioning focus on offensive Halloween costumes.

U of Texas will require finalists for administrator positions to include women and minorities

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U of Texas System will mandate that searches for all administrator positions -- from deans on up -- include a female or minority candidate in the final interview round.

General education gets a makeover at Utah university, combining full year in one course

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Southern Utah University goes all in with an experiment on general education, combining 13 courses into one year of material that eight professors jointly teach.

More students punished over sexual assault are winning lawsuits against colleges

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Students suspended or expelled over allegations of sexual assault rarely succeed in lawsuits against the institutions that punished them. That's starting to change.

New College Board report shows continued borrowing decline and slow net price increase

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The tuition hikes and high federal borrowing and default rates that hit higher education in the recession's wake continue to stabilize and diminish, according to the College Board. 

Strategic alliances that are more expansive than consortia but less risky than mergers

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A new report recommends a form of strategic alliance among colleges that is more substantive than consortia but less likely to fail than outright marriages.

U of Kansas rejects rule change that would prevent fraternities from recruiting high schoolers

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University of Kansas rejects a sexual assault panel's recommendations that would change how fraternities and sororities woo new members, saying any rule changes are up to the students.

U of Wisconsin Madison approves faculty-backed tenure policy

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Madison faculty members are trying to restore in university policy what Governor Scott Walker and Republican legislators took away. Will the plan work?

Study suggests instructional spending leads to better student employment outcomes

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Study suggests that instructional spending pays off in the long run, in terms of student employment outcomes.

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