Presidents

Drawing the line between policy and personality on Twitter

A student newspaper at the University of British Columbia has criticized President Santa Ono for mixing policy statements with personal views on social media. The president has been uncharacteristically quiet in response.

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New findings cast net more broadly on 'nontraditional' college presidents

New findings tweak "traditional" label for presidents, asking whether U.S. public colleges and universities these days are being led by more nonacademics than we think.

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William R. Harvey marks 40 years as Hampton University president amid questions about proton therapy institute and daughter as Title IX coordinator

William Harvey can point to substantial growth in enrollment and finances, but celebrations of his successes come amid student complaints, financial concerns about one of his signature projects and questions about family members employed by the university.

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Oklahoma City University's next president is a former trustee and energy executive

Oklahoma City University raised eyebrows when it picked a trustee and search committee member as its next president. But nontraditional presidents are common in the state.

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Lehigh president moves quickly on growth plans

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As many Northeastern colleges fear enrollment declines, Lehigh University charts ambitious growth plan including 1,000 additional undergraduates, 100 more faculty members and a new college of health.

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Decision on Morehouse president sparks debate

Students protest process and experts decry high turnover at HBCUs as trustees decide not to renew contract of president.

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Survey finds gender gap in presidential spouse expectations

Survey finds a quarter of presidents have made decisions on taking or turning down jobs based on spouses' expected role. And study finds that much more remains expected of presidents' wives than presidents' husbands.

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Presidents draw fire for postelection comments

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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