EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Purdue's deal for Kaplan packs low up-front costs, long terms and boundary-pushing details

Purdue’s deal for Kaplan U trades a long-term business relationship for low up-front costs while raising worries -- especially among faculty groups -- about blurred lines between public and private higher ed.

Study examines role of search firms in finding women leaders

Female candidates tend to do better as recruitment processes progress, a study finds.

Ann Coulter will back out of Berkeley talk

The controversial conservative author has decided not to speak at Berkeley, saying it would not be safe.

New York's tuition-free college program sparks debates and defenses

Clawback provisions and residency requirements worry critics, but New York's governor is pushing the big picture.

New York State reaches deal to provide free tuition for SUNY and CUNY students

SUNY and CUNY students from families with incomes up to $125,000 will not pay tuition. But some aid experts are alarmed by requirement that graduates stay in state for same number of years they receive the benefit.

Rider University plows new ground with Westminster Choir College sale

Rider University, once seen as a savior for Westminster Choir College, looks to sell the institution after groups raised their voices against relocation.

ABA cracks down on low-performing law schools in wake of criticism by feds

In the wake of federal criticism of its accreditation standards, the American Bar Association sanctions another for-profit law school.

President proposes consolidation at Connecticut State system

Connecticut system hopes for big savings by running 12 campuses centrally and combining back-office functions at colleges and universities.

Drew University, after spending to attract more students, faces large deficits

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Ratings agency dings small university for spending big after a new president took over. As focus shifts to a budget deficit, question becomes whether Drew can cut spending while growing enrollment.

Split verdict for Graham Spanier

Former president of university found guilty of child endangerment. Leader of outside investigation questions whether institution has learned lessons from the scandal.

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