EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Virginia Supreme Court orders lower court to reconsider injunction stopping Sweet Briar's closure

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Virginia Supreme Court gives opponents of closure another shot at an injunction to keep the college going. But even if that strategy works, will there be students left to educate?

Faculty members protest tenure, shared governance changes to Board of Regents

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Faculty members say the university system's Board of Regents missed an opportunity to ask that the legislature abandon controversial changes to tenure and shared governance.

$400 million gift to Harvard sets off debate about philanthropy to wealthy institutions

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$400 million gift to the world's wealthiest university sets off a public backlash about the priorities of billionaire donors and their alma maters.

Should universities worry about radical Islam on their campuses?

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University leaders at international conference reject idea that their campuses have become incubators for violence -- and urge governments to stop viewing higher education in this way.

Improving economy brings opportunities for corporate partnerships to higher education

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Confidence and competition are leading more companies to offer their employees tuition assistance benefits. Can higher education capitalize on the opportunity to increase enrollments?

Drake College of Business to close doors at end of July

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A for-profit college in New Jersey that made news five years ago for recruiting homeless people has become the latest to announce it will close its doors.

Mills College struggles with financial difficulty, faculty unrest as president calls it quits

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Mills is across the country from Sweet Briar, but is closer in circumstance. It struggles with declining enrollment, a growing discount rate and faculty-administrator tensions. How endangered is the college?

College defends professor accused of being anti-Christian

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When a Polk State professor found himself accused of being anti-Christian, the college's leaders answered back -- and said he was entitled to academic freedom.

History and anthropology departments at Sacramento State U square off over new gen ed course

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Historians at Sacramento State are furious that an anthropology course has been deemed to meet a state requirement for study of American history.

Study suggests most part-time faculty members want respect even more than full-time work

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Study suggests most part-time faculty members want full-time work. But what they want even more is acceptance as colleagues and peers from full-time professors and administrators.

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