EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Elizabeth Warren outlines debt-free college plan, calls for more funding of higher ed, with strings attached

Senator Elizabeth Warren, an influential progressive voice among Democrats, lays out her vision for accomplishing debt-free college. It will take a drastic overhaul of higher education policy, she says.

Virginia Supreme Court orders lower court to reconsider injunction stopping Sweet Briar's closure

Virginia Supreme Court gives opponents of closure another shot at an injunction to keep the college going. But even if that strategy works, will there be students left to educate?

$400 million gift to Harvard sets off debate about philanthropy to wealthy institutions

$400 million gift to the world's wealthiest university sets off a public backlash about the priorities of billionaire donors and their alma maters.

Faculty members protest tenure, shared governance changes to Board of Regents

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Faculty members say the university system's Board of Regents missed an opportunity to ask that the legislature abandon controversial changes to tenure and shared governance.

Should universities worry about radical Islam on their campuses?

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University leaders at international conference reject idea that their campuses have become incubators for violence -- and urge governments to stop viewing higher education in this way.

Improving economy brings opportunities for corporate partnerships to higher education

Confidence and competition are leading more companies to offer their employees tuition assistance benefits. Can higher education capitalize on the opportunity to increase enrollments?

Drake College of Business to close doors at end of July

A for-profit college in New Jersey that made news five years ago for recruiting homeless people has become the latest to announce it will close its doors.

Mills College struggles with financial difficulty, faculty unrest as president calls it quits

Mills is across the country from Sweet Briar, but is closer in circumstance. It struggles with declining enrollment, a growing discount rate and faculty-administrator tensions. How endangered is the college?

College defends professor accused of being anti-Christian

When a Polk State professor found himself accused of being anti-Christian, the college's leaders answered back -- and said he was entitled to academic freedom.

History and anthropology departments at Sacramento State U square off over new gen ed course

Historians at Sacramento State are furious that an anthropology course has been deemed to meet a state requirement for study of American history.

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