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Battling the Fallout of a Racist Comment

Purdue Northwest faculty members want Chancellor Thomas L. Keon to step down after a racist remark. Keon is clinging to his job despite a reprimand from the Board of Trustees.

Reshaping North Idaho College

After four meetings in a month, the board majority at North Idaho College has forced immediate changes, leading to public outrage from employees and other constituents.

Harvard Hires Its First Black President

The university’s next president is Claudine Gay, the daughter of Haitian immigrants and first Black woman to lead the university. Gay is set to begin her presidency next summer.

Florida Shops for New Accreditors

Education officials in Florida have been meeting with agencies as they seek a new accreditor for state colleges and universities. A lengthy and expensive process awaits.

A Leadership Vacuum at North Idaho College

North Idaho College president Nick Swayne questioned the legality of board actions on open records and procurement. Three days later he was placed on administrative leave.

Cazenovia to Close in 2023

Citing inflationary pressures and slumping enrollment, Cazenovia College announced it will close in 2023. The move comes after the college missed a bond payment months earlier.

John B. King Jr. to Lead SUNY System

The new chancellor of the State University of New York served as U.S. education secretary in the Obama administration and, before that, as New York’s education commissioner.

Florida’s Failed Searches

A search for a president at Florida Gulf Coast University and a provost at the University of South Florida both failed recently. Critics see the failures as fallout from Florida’s thorny politics.