EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Berkeley announces major strategic planning process to address long-term budget issues

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University announces major strategic planning initiative to address long-term budgetary concerns. Is it a canary in the coal mine or will it emerge as a model for other institutions seeking similar solutions?

Academics and academic groups respond with fury over firing of 2 professors at Mount St. Mary's

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Academics respond with speed and anger after the president of Mount St. Mary's -- who advocated treating at-risk students as bunnies to drown -- fires two faculty members.

Mount St. Mary's president fires two faculty members, one with tenure

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Mount St. Mary's fires two faculty members. One was tenured professor charged with lack of loyalty. The other advised student newspaper that recently exposed president's quotes about "drowning bunnies."

Senator Ted Cruz’s views on higher education and scientific research

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The Texas Republican's record and views put him largely at odds with colleges and universities.

Mount St. Mary's board blames faculty for furor over president's metaphor and plans

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Mount St. Mary's board defends president and blames small faculty group for controversy over his "inappropriate metaphor" and plans for freshmen. Emails obtained by Inside Higher Ed back original reports about president's goals.

Oberlin's president refuses to negotiate with student list of demands

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Faced with 14 pages of demands by black students, he says that he won't respond to "any document that explicitly rejects the notion of collaborative engagement."

Proposed faculty union at Carroll College is the first to be rejected under new guidelines

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NLRB rejects bid from tenure-line professors at Carroll College, suggesting that it remains difficult to win collective bargaining rights at private colleges.

Private colleges found consortium to collaborate, negotiate with vendors

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Private colleges found a consortium to collectively negotiate with companies that develop enterprise resource planning software.

University of Oregon drops multimillion-dollar branding campaign

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The University of Oregon is scaling back a multimillion-dollar branding campaign, much to the delight of faculty members.

Obama comments to Southern U student set off debate on president and black colleges

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President’s answer to a question from a Southern University student frustrates some HBCU advocates and sets off debate on the administration's priorities.

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