College administration

Presidents face scrutiny for involvement in events linked to police killings of black men

Some campus leaders take visible public stands over police killings of unarmed black men. Not everyone likes this type of activism by presidents -- even as others say they long for it.

U. of Alabama at Birmingham sacks its football team citing costs

The University of Alabama at Birmingham cites costs as it ends its football program in one of the country's most football-friendly states.

Eckerd president criticized for his advice to students on how to avoid rape

Leader of Eckerd angers students when he tells them to prevent sexual assault by drinking less and avoiding casual sex.

Lincoln U. of Pa. president, criticized for rape remarks, is out of his job

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania resignation follows intense criticism over comments about women.

Debate over a university president's comments on rape

Video circulates of the leader of Lincoln U. of Pennsylvania questioning the motives of female students who bring rape allegations.

Higher ed trade group presidents make more than many college presidents

Heads of higher education associations often make more than the presidents of the colleges they represent.

Is there a way to reduce costs and preserve appropriate student-faculty ratios?

Gates-funded project looks at how colleges could reduce number of sections, while theoretically being guided by faculty views on teaching. Will this approach change the discussion?


Scrutiny of two presidents over their sexual conduct

Details emerge of harassment allegations against a fired campus leader in Oregon; an incoming head of theological seminary admits to affair.

New Southern Maine cuts announced after months of protest over old ones

The University of Southern Maine plans to eliminate 50 faculty positions, 100 staffers and many freestanding departments, leaving some questioning whether what remains will truly be a university.


Despite faculty opposition, a politician to become president of Florida State U.

Trustees, despite faculty and student opposition, pick political insider without experience in higher education.



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