College administration

University of Texas and Duke remove Lee statues and Bowdoin removes Confederate plaque


Duke removes statue of Robert E. Lee. University of Texas will remove statues of Lee and 3 other Confederate leaders. Bowdoin removes plaque honoring Confederate alumni and Jefferson Davis.

Experts: College presidents' call for students to avoid white supremacist rallies not always the best


Experts say they understand why university presidents want to keep people away from white supremacist events, but they have a tough sell on campus.

Marygrove College to end undergraduate programs after fall semester

Facing budget shortfalls and enrollment declines, Marygrove College in Detroit makes an uncommon decision.

University presidents can't always be quick to apologize, recent cases show

University presidents often seem to struggle to issue apologies in controversial cases, but some say they tend to have reason to be cautious.

Recent scandals show leaders failing to navigate acceptable behavior standards against changing mores

Whether it’s a phone call to an escort service, explosive allegations of dangerous drug binges or questions about turning a blind eye to a problematic situation, recent higher ed scandals lay bare the murky moral waters leaders must navigate.

Bethune-Cookman confronts questions about its future in wake of financial and governance issues

Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university with a proud history, copes with impact of borrowing against its endowment, fighting in court with its alumni, affiliating with a for-profit law school and inviting Betsy DeVos to speak at commencement.

College presidents diversifying slowly and growing older, study finds

Colleges and universities turn to experienced presidents in times of pressure, curtailing gains in diversity, study finds.

Scholar who is popular speaker nationwide ousted from center directorship at Ohio State, amid allegations of misconduct

Scholar who is popular speaker nationwide is ousted from center directorship and resigns faculty job at Ohio State, amid allegations of misconduct.

Colorado-Boulder chancellor suspended for failing to report alleged domestic violence by assistant coach

Colorado chancellor suspended 10 days for not telling authorities of allegations of domestic violence by assistant coach. Athletics director, head coach ordered to each pay $100,000.

Spate of presidents fired early in tenures with few reasons why

Recent spate of college president departures shows evolving nature of board-president relations.


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