Presidents draw fire for postelection comments


Campus leaders face intense scrutiny for what they say or don’t say in this tense period. Some messages that go over well on campus receive considerable criticism as they spread.

Dillard University stands by decision to host debate, even when David Duke is candidate


Historically black Dillard University agreed to be site of Senate debate before it knew the candidates. Despite criticism, the president stood by the decision. Protesters disagreed.

William G. Bowen, former president of Princeton and Mellon Foundation, dies

His presidencies and writings such as The Shape of the River had a significant impact on higher education.

Interest rises in politicians as university presidents


Search processes prove to be a key point of contention as West Florida and Kennesaw State have considered making politicians university presidents.

A look at career of late Haverford president illustrates how college leaders and the times have changed

The bold stances and undercover blue-collar work of a former president who died recently highlight the way the world has changed -- and some ways it hasn't.

Texas A&M Commerce president committed suicide

Texas A&M Commerce originally tried to keep records about its leader's death private but has now opted to be open about the impact of depression. Many presidents say it's a tough issue to discuss.

University of Louisville housecleaning raises questions


Kentucky governor's dismissal of most trustees and the president's resignation, designed to end university's governance logjam, could create a new set of problems.

Controversial president leaves University of Akron


President leaves suddenly, after outsourcing deals that didn't work, enrollment declines and presidential house renovation that struck many as over the top. Then there was the olive jar.

At UBC, roiling from a president's resignation, board chair is accused of interfering in academic affairs

The board chair at the U of British Columbia objects to a professor's blog post on the president's sudden resignation -- fueling further concerns about that university's still unexplained leadership transition.

Brit Kirwan on the 'troubling' transformation of college athletics

Brit Kirwan says athletics have spiraled out of control during his 25 years as a university leader, and that he and other presidents have little power to solve the problem.


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