EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Hopkins plans shifts in graduate school and faculty hiring

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Pioneer in the research university model wants to shrink graduate enrollment (but offer much better stipends to those who are admitted), to favor junior faculty for tenure-track openings. Grad students object.

Private colleges remain under the weather

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At a number of small private colleges this year, disappointing enrollments have led to layoffs, program cuts, bond-rating downgrades and more.

Black professor's essay raises questions on why she was investigated after offending white students

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A black female professor says she has been repeatedly investigated by her college for talking about race in ways that offended some white students.

How is a new president supposed to clean house?

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How is a new president supposed to clean house? Dos and don'ts from a presidency-cut-short at U. of Wyoming.

Labor College, backed by the A.F.L.-C.I.O. for decades, closes because of finances

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A union-backed college is forced to shut down. To blame: debt on campus renovations, online effort that didn't work, and waning support from organized labor. Are there lessons for other colleges?

 

Brown U. president calls for broad review of a lecture that was shouted down

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President calls for review of incident where speaker was shouted down, and of campus climate for dissenting views. Is this university worse than others -- or has it just become a punching bag for the right?

Secret merger, now public, meets opposition in Georgia

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A plan to merge Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic in Georgia is running into opposition.

Impact of 2013 elections on higher education

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Colleges celebrate passage of several bond measures. Virginia voters reject gubernatorial candidate who frequently clashed with academe. New York City's new mayor has pledged a focus on CUNY.

Professors afforded few guarantees of privacy in the Internet age

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Several professors recently have come under fire for communications with students they intended to remain private. But little is private in the Internet age, experts say.

Louisiana college plans to send all freshmen to Paris in the first days of class

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Centenary College of Louisiana plans to send all its 2014 fall freshmen to France in the first days of class. Is this the future of study abroad or PR?

 

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