William Peace University may bet $21 million of its $33 million endowment on one shopping center

William Peace University, a small liberal arts college, plans to make a big bet on a local shopping center but alumnae are not buying it. Should any university spend two-thirds of its endowment on one project?

Centre College loses huge donation

What would have been the largest donation ever to a liberal arts college isn't headed to Centre College and it's not exactly clear why.

Wisconsin faculty object to idea that shared governance should change

Legislators in Wisconsin say that they want campus chancellors acting more like CEOs, with a more limited faculty role.


Wireless devices weigh down campus networks


Smartphones, laptops, tablets -- students are bringing more and more wirelessly connected devices to college, causing major headaches for college and university CIOs.

Margaret Spellings reacts to Obama higher education plan

President George W. Bush's education secretary got slammed when her commission proposed a new accountability regime for higher education. She responds to the new president's ideas, and academe's reactions to it.

College presidents harbor doubts about governing boards

Only 3 percent of presidents are strongly confident American colleges are well-governed by trustees, and a large majority of public four-year presidents would replace their boards if they could, survey finds.

Prestigious liberal arts colleges face ratings downgrades

Prestigious liberal arts colleges are facing financial pressures, according to recent credit ratings.

President Obama calls for cutting a year off of law school

President Obama endorses idea that legal education is too expensive and too long.

Higher education leaders respond to Obama's ambitous ratings system plan

Obama proposes expansive college rating system. Making it happen won't be easy, but higher education leaders said they'll play ball.

U. of South Florida softens financial management plan after administrator resigns in protest

U. of South Florida vice provost steps down after budget measures upend his five-year strategic plan. With less austere measures now on the table, did he resign too soon?


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