Presidents / chancellors

JPMorgan's $600 million in grants for career education and community colleges

Financial firm rolls out $350 million for career education programs in high-demand fields, following a previous $250 million in similar grants.

East Carolina chancellor's departure prompts internal criticism of system board chair

East Carolina leader's planned departure at a university plagued by accusations and resignations causes board member to blast system chair.

University of Maryland University College will change name and spend big to grow national footprint

The online university will become University of Maryland Global Campus and spend $500 million to grow nationally, while some in the Maryland system mull whether the university could help run online programs for other campuses.

White House wants 12 percent cut in education spending

Congressional appropriators have rejected previous White House calls to cut student aid. New budget plan also backs congressional deal on "risk sharing" for colleges.

Looming White House executive actions on higher education may cover more than free speech

White House may be planning executive actions on program-level outcomes data and student loan risk sharing, as well as on free speech, perhaps around the release of its proposed budget next week.

Homeland Security creates fake university to lure undocumented immigrants seeking to stay in U.S.

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Federal agents created a fake university, even enlisting help from an accreditor, to lure undocumented immigrants who were trying to stay in the U.S.

Study: Investment in public university presidents doesn't mean return in philanthropy or state funding

Study finds no relationship between pay for public university presidents and money brought in from state appropriations or fund-raising.

Online learning fails to deliver, finds report aimed at discouraging politicians from deregulating

Fully online programs widen achievement gaps and often are unaffordable, says report seeking to discourage politicians from pulling back on federal policy protections.

Court revives lawsuit over online threats made to feminist students at U of Mary Washington

Federal appeals court revives lawsuit charging U of Mary Washington failed to address anonymous online harassment of feminist students.

UW Whitewater chancellor resigns while the UW system investigates her husband

Wisconsin Whitewater's leader will be gone by end of year.

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