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Governance and the Future of Black Colleges

For a variety of reasons, some historically black colleges and universities are in a death spiral and must seriously explore new options, writes Alvin J. Schexnider.

Tensions in St. Louis

Protests and altercation at St. Louis Community College board meeting highlight division over layoffs and a budget deficit in a large district that is losing students.

Gender Trouble

A departmental committee told a professor he had to teach Judith Butler in his class in the name of gender balance. He refused. As for Butler, she doesn’t want her work forced on him.

Sweet Briar's Curriculum Comes at a Cost

Small private women's college is cutting more than 10 percent of its faculty as it overhauls curriculum.

Infighting and Turmoil in N.J.

An accreditor's decision to place an embattled New Jersey community college on probation may have been the wake-up call officials needed to improve its operations.

‘New Liberal Arts,’ Without Some of the Old

Hiram College, hoping to stay financially and academically competitive, launches overhaul and floats idea -- on hold for now -- of ending some tenure protections.

Oberlin's Enrollment Headache Lingers

A smaller-than-expected freshman class is continuing to cause budget issues at the Ohio institution. Professors are tired of salary freeze.

Saying No to the Majors

Faculty and student groups pushed against proposal from Oakland Athletics to build new ballpark on college property. And their board listened.