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Temple University faces scrutiny over rejection of African-American studies department's choice as chair

Temple was the first institution to offer a doctorate in African-American studies and has seen heated debates over the discipline's direction. The rejection of the department's choice as chair has set off a new controversy.

Major turnover in research university presidencies could lead to unconventional picks

Search consultants say dramatic turnover in research university leadership – including at least 11 major searches this year – is likely to result in more unconventional selections.

Reaction to UNC chancellor resignation shows influence of Virginia controversy

In rally to support outgoing UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor, reflections of U.Va. controversy and lessons about the limitations of that kind of faculty support.

Emory misreported admissions data for more than a decade

Emory investigation finds that staff and administrators intentionally misreported admissions data for at least 10 years and that individuals with knowledge of the data fraud did not speak up.

U.Va. board retreat focuses on structure and attitudes

In second half of retreat, U.Va. board focuses on how to restructure and divide responsibility between board and president, with lessons that might be applicable to other boards.

U.Va. board tries to move past leadership controversy

At first meeting since its leadership controversy in June, U.Va.’s board tries to move past mistakes and begin to confront emerging challenges.

Wofford finds new revenue letting nearby medical students pay to use campus

Wofford lets nearby medical school pay for students to use campus facilities, highlighting potential revenue stream for liberal arts colleges that don't want to change their missions.

Penn State report says board didn't ask tough questions of administrators

Penn State report blames board members for not asking tough questions of administrators, raising the question: Does a successful president get too much deference?

Trustees are different than they used to be, and U.Va.-like clashes will be more common

Boards are different than they used to be. Expect more incidents like the one at the University of Virginia.

U.Va. board reinstates president Sullivan and prepares for strategic planning effort

U.Va. reinstates Sullivan as president and sets the stage for a major strategic planning effort to answer many questions facing the institution -- and all public universities.

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