Governance

Major public universities haven't always been forthcoming with statistical modeling in fall reopening plans

As colleges moved to reopen classrooms this fall, groups of researchers were forthright with statistical modeling showing likely COVID-19 infections on campus. That's more than some public flagship universities can say.

After Texas Southern's president was terminated, Dillard University's Kimbrough urges potential replacements not to apply

Dillard University president warns potential candidates not to apply to lead Texas Southern University, saying TSU board “should be left with a pool that’s so bad, they realize they have to change.”

Governance dispute at Saint Anselm College pits members of the founding religious order against the board

A lawsuit at Saint Anselm is centered on the question of powers held by members of the religious order versus those held by the Board of Trustees.

Could Wayne State be paralyzed for a year?

As friction on Wayne State's governing board ratchets up, some suggest waiting for the 2020 election is the only way to solve the problem. But can a university operate in neutral for a year?

Pennsylvania state system tries to draw redesign efforts off the page and into reality

Move to study systemwide faculty body could be a key development as Pennsylvania's four-year university system tries to build a structure where students have access to courses and programs at any university.

Tied to bishop scandal, Wheeling Jesuit chairman steps down months after exigency

Wheeling Jesuit board chair steps down in wake of confidential report revelations. But the timing of the departure -- and major changes at the university -- leave some wondering what might have been.

USC Board of Trustees to undergo major changes in the wake of recent scandals

Scandal-plagued University of Southern California has a new president coming in, but many believe the institution can't really change without a true overhaul of its large and quarrelsome Board of Trustees.

Governing board at University of Mississippi debates professor's tweets

A professor's future at the University of Mississippi was uncertain for several hours Thursday as the statewide governing board debated his social media record before finally granting him tenure.

UNC Chapel Hill interim chancellor appointment dredges up questions about academic freedom and sports ties

A scheduling fight over a controversial class on college athletics is back in the spotlight because one key player is now Chapel Hill's interim chancellor.

UNC, Michigan State show how partisan politics is infiltrating university governance

As disputes at North Carolina and Michigan State take partisan overtones, can boards, leaders, faculty members and lawmakers back away from polarization to lead public universities effectively?

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