EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Pew study finds more poor students attending college

A new report claims more poor students than ever are enrolling in the nation's colleges and universities, but a disproportionate number are attending less selective or open-access institutions, which may hinder their chances for success.

GAO report reviews studies on student hunger

New report says federal agencies should improve public awareness of food assistance programs to help combat hunger among college students.

Dream Center colleges closing at year's end

Converting for-profit colleges to nonprofits may not be the solution to saving failing campuses.

Cal State system sees record increases in graduation rates

At same time, gaps between underrepresented minority students and everyone else are narrowing.

More budget cuts and tuition hikes at U of the Pacific lead to student and faculty unrest

Budget controversies prompt complaints of censorship of protest boulders, demands for more financial information, questions about athletic deficits and demands for president's resignation.

Re-evaluating perceptions about first-generation college students and their academic engagement

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New survey data challenge perceptions about first-generation college students, showing strong academic engagement and commitment to college. But the group lagged behind their peers in social comfort and resiliency.

Southern Illinois U appears prepared to oust system president

After email about strategy to "shut up the bitchers" on the faculty, Southern Illinois University's system president appears likely to be placed on leave. He expresses surprise at the plan.

Following latest scandal, professors demand firing of president of Southern Cal

He has "lost the moral authority to lead the university," says letter from 200 faculty members, in wake of latest scandal.

Anger at Sweet Briar over commencement speech

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Comments such as "it's only natural for men from Mars to follow the shortest skirt in the room" leave many in audience shocked that a graduation address at women's college would defend sexist and harassing behavior. And there was more.

Chief diversity officer position is new path to presidency

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Changing demographics and demands for inclusion on campuses open a nontraditional path to the presidency. But two recent appointees have been subject to anonymous email campaigns.

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