EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Former Obama administration officials are being named college presidents

A significant number of former Obama administration officials have become college presidents, and many are women -- revealing truths about hiring nontraditional presidents.

Research examines changes over 45 years at small private colleges

Developments since 1967 at small, private, nonelite colleges are the subject of new research, providing rarely seen insight into changes over time in one of the most worried-about sectors in higher ed.

Wealthy colleges face uncertainty as they seek ways to avoid new endowment tax

Despite unknowns, colleges and universities are looking at investment and spending strategies to dodge a new tax on net investment earnings.

Following cheerleader protest inquiry, Kennesaw State president resigns

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Sam Olens, a controversial pick for president of Kennesaw State last year, has resigned following inquiries into how he handled protests related to the national anthem.

Hiram looks for cuts amid efforts to enact strategic plan

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

Oberlin faces budget crunch due to missed enrollment targets

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

Tax bill with key implications for colleges clears Senate

Legislation would tax largest private college endowments, create new cost burdens for business unrelated to educational mission and could put new strains on state budgets that fund public universities.

Guilty plea by former team doctor renews scrutiny of Michigan State

As former gymnastics national team doctor pleads guilty to molestation charges, some ask whether university let abuse continue by failing to respond adequately to complaints about his conduct.

Texas higher ed commissioner says outnumbered men feel uncomfortable on some campuses

Texas commissioner of higher education says outnumbered men are uncomfortable on some college campuses. How will the state navigate goals for growing numbers of male graduates in a world where the patriarchy women face is being laid bare?

Spate of recent college closures has some seeing long-predicted consolidation taking off

Recent closures make it more likely a trend of private college consolidation has started. Institutions feeling particular pressure are small colleges, those in the Midwest and Roman Catholic institutions located away from Catholic population centers.

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