Erroneous job ads with the preferred candidates' names in the title roil academics who have experienced sham searches

Erroneous job ads with the preferred candidates' names in the titles roil academics who have experienced "sham" searches.

Michigan State board moves to oust interim president after a year of pressure and bad press

Board of Trustees pushes out interim president John Engler after nearly a year of tumult and eye-opening comments at Michigan State, including recent suggestion that some abuse victims enjoy "the spotlight."

Online learning fails to deliver, finds report aimed at discouraging politicians from deregulating

Fully online programs widen achievement gaps and often are unaffordable, says report seeking to discourage politicians from pulling back on federal policy protections.

Hampshire College looks for partner, may not enroll freshmen in fall

Hampshire College, the nearly 50-year-old experiment in self-directed education, facing "bruising financial and demographic realities," looks for a partner.

UNC board moves to accept Folt resignation this month, earlier than expected

Board pushes Folt out in two weeks as chair says she took draconian action, but faculty cheer chancellor for ordering Silent Sam remnants removed overnight.

Franciscan U bans a book that portrays the Virgin Mary as sexual and ousts the department chair who taught it

Roman Catholic colleges have some of the most open curricula among religious institutions. But that didn't stop Franciscan University from banning a book that portrays the Virgin Mary as sexual -- and ousting a department chair for teaching it.

Chapel Hill chancellor's departure comes as tensions at UNC continue boiling over

Carol Folt announces she has ordered removal of Confederate plaques and that she is stepping down. System board leader criticizes her actions.

Retired president's long-simmering lawsuit heads to trial

Lawsuit over whether retired president is owed hundreds of thousands of dollars per year plus perks -- including an apartment -- sheds light on the issue of executive compensation.

Historians and language professors discuss advising at recent conferences


Historians and language professors discuss strategies for improving advising and graduate education in general at recent annual meetings.

Purdue prepares online expansion with support from newly acquired for-profit

The Indiana university will expand online with support from the entity formerly known as for-profit Kaplan. Plans reflect debate over how two unlike institutions can (and should) combine strengths.


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