Governance

Baptist Conventions 2, Colleges 0

For 2d time in a month, a state court undercuts religious college's move toward more independence.

Boston U. Picks a President (Again)

18 months after last search blew up, university selects MIT provost as new leader.

3 Colleges Censured

Meharry Medical College, U. of the Cumberlands, and Virginia State join AAUP's bad list. Southern Nazarene and Wingate get off it.

Boston U. Adopts Conflicts Policy for Trustees

New standard is more permissive than recommendation made last year by special governance panel.

Florida's Faculty Free-for-All

When Florida overhauled its higher education system to shift power from the State Board of Regents to boards of trustees at individual campuses in 2003, it invalidated the employment contract between the regents and the statewide union that represented 10,000 professors, throwing academic labor relations into disarray.

Breaking News: a Consensus President at Goddard

With rare faculty support, board extends contract of the college's chief executive.

Black Colleges Confront Challenges

At long-planned conference, a new issue emerges, informally, on the agenda.

Ousted at American U.

Trustees fire Benjamin Ladner as president amid inquiries into questionable spending, but leave key issues unresolved.

The Faculty Role in Sports Reform

Knight Commission hears from 3 groups that take divergent approaches to the problems in college athletics.

Senate Plans Scrutiny of American U.

Finance panel's review to focus on board's due diligence in setting ex-president's pay -- and nonprofit trustee oversight generally.

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