Critics question Education Department's efforts to help students from Puerto Rico

Four-fifths of the money approved by Education Department to help students from Puerto Rico went to those on the mainland. And critics say new pot of money has application process that will disadvantage island universities.

Chief diversity officer position is new path to presidency


Changing demographics and demands for inclusion on campuses open a nontraditional path to the presidency. But two recent appointees have been subject to anonymous email campaigns.

'Focus Fridays' at Alabama university offer four-day weeks

University of Mobile gives faculty and staff members the equivalent of Fridays off, with a 35-hour week that shifts classes to a Monday-Thursday schedule.

The tale of a troubled accreditor and a questionable college

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools seeks a second chance. Over the years it's accredited some questionable institutions that have been likened to visa mills.

Lawsuit charges university fired its lawyer for investigating allegations of misconduct by president's son

Former general counsel says Ohio Christian fired him for investigating alleged misconduct -- including sexual harassment and racist and anti-Semitic statements by president's son. President and son then landed jobs at another university.

Tennessee chancellor dismissed abruptly; president cites 'poor performance'

Unusually public, harsh dismissal letter for Beverly Davenport cites "unsatisfactory performance" across many realms.

University of Rhode Island improves student retention and overhauls gen ed

The University of Rhode Island managed to boost its student completion rates and change its gen-ed curriculum while recovering from the budget slashing of the recession.

Koch agreements with George Mason gave foundation role in faculty hiring and oversight


George Mason says some of its past donor agreements with Charles Koch Foundation have afforded the organization a say in faculty appointments, in violation of the norms of academic freedom.

Leader of trustee group received nearly $2 million in 2016

Over course of 11 years, AGB president Richard Legon earned nearly $1.4 million for a lump-sum payout, nearly tripling his salary and benefits in 2016 -- to just under $2 million.

New recommendations for college basketball include nixing one-and-done

Special commission wants to end one-and-done but largely punts on key issues such as athlete pay and time demands that might impede academic performance.


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