EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

ABA cracks down on low-performing law schools in wake of criticism by feds

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In the wake of federal criticism of its accreditation standards, the American Bar Association sanctions another for-profit law school.

President proposes consolidation at Connecticut State system

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Connecticut system hopes for big savings by running 12 campuses centrally and combining back-office functions at colleges and universities.

Drew University, after spending to attract more students, faces large deficits

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Ratings agency dings small university for spending big after a new president took over. As focus shifts to a budget deficit, question becomes whether Drew can cut spending while growing enrollment.

Split verdict for Graham Spanier

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Former president of university found guilty of child endangerment. Leader of outside investigation questions whether institution has learned lessons from the scandal.

Trump budget protected institutional aid for black colleges but not programs that help black college students

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Institutional aid was preserved in White House budget. But several programs facing significant cuts serve disproportionate numbers of minority students -- at HBCUs and elsewhere.

Trump seeks deep cuts in education and science programs

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Proposals would keep Pell level, but cut work-study and TRIO and eliminate SEOG. In science, president would make massive cuts to NIH and research at Energy Department. And budget formally seeks to kill NEH and AmeriCorps.

How a controversial speaker drew protests but was able to give his talk at Franklin & Marshall

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On the same day Charles Murray was shouted down at Middlebury, Franklin & Marshall hosted a speaker opposed by some Muslim students and others. They protested, but didn't disrupt. And he spoke.

Questions linger about NYU affordability plan

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NYU’s push to help students graduate in under four years leaves questions about who it helps and how much of a difference it can make at one of the country’s most expensive universities.

Notre Dame, known for commencement speeches by new presidents, invites Pence

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University typically invites first-year presidents to give commencement address. Amid debate over whether to invite current president, vice president gets the nod, with praise for his “reserved dignity.”

DeVos criticized for calling black colleges 'pioneers of school choice'

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Education secretary's remarks astound many advocates for colleges that were created because black students were denied choices.

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