Herschel Walker, a Black man with dark hair wearing a suit jacket over a T-shirt.
Jun 08, 2022
When high-profile figures lie about their academic records, the institutions they attended must perform a delicate balancing act between protecting their privacy and telling the truth.


June 14, 2007
Conventional wisdom has it that if an alumnus wants to help his kids’ chances of getting into the old alma mater, he should step up his contributions to the college for a few years before a child mails out an application.
January 25, 2007
Jimmy Carter's visit to Brandeis sets off debate about controversial ideas, balance and academic freedom.
December 7, 2006
After two political scientists who study race and ethnicity left in the last year, alumni and students fight to keep a third from bolting.
November 3, 2006
Trustee nominating processes rarely receive much attention. But at Dartmouth College, graduates have voted down a proposed new constitution for its alumni association that would have, among other things, changed the timing for when petition candidates would make their intentions known.Many viewed the proposed changes as designed to make it more difficult for candidates who questioned the board's decisions to win election.
August 10, 2006
A University of Tennessee social club for employees and alumni will close after another money-losing year.
July 6, 2006
Florida A&M's president and trustees are under the microscope after a series of controversial decisions.
April 11, 2006
Placement experts gather to talk about strategies for improving their efforts -- despite skepticism from some professors.
December 8, 2005
A judge dismisses lawsuit by alumni seeking to reverse sale of their house to the university.
December 5, 2005
Despite comments that enraged many alumni, Richmond president keeps his job.
November 23, 2005
Here’s a rule for college presidents: Don’t imply that the brains of your alumni are mush.William E. Cooper, president of the University of Richmond, inadvertently did so, and he’s now doing damage control.


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