EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Hillary Clinton outlines goals for higher education globally and in the U.S.

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Globally and in the U.S., Clinton calls for more focus on those who need postsecondary training but not necessarily a four-year degree. She endorses online education, but with some cautions.

Consortiums and collaboration abound in the small college sector

Excitement, existentialism fuel collaboration in online education among small, private liberal arts institutions. 

Can U.S. government tell colleges in poor financial shape from those that are not?

The U.S. Department of Education says a school for hypnotists is in better financial health than Harvard University. Could there be something wrong with the math?

After deep cuts, can Iowa Wesleyan rebound?

Iowa Wesleyan eliminates 22 of its 52 professors and half of its academic programs. The president thinks it is now ready to grow. Can it?

Youngstown State U. president gets poached, headhunters tangle over rules of engagement

Should presidents be job-hunting after seven months in office? Should a search firm recruit someone who would walk away at that time?

Colleges and analysts respond to Obama ratings proposal

Responses to Obama administration's request for comments on proposed rating system reveal schism between public and private colleges, confusion about goals of such a system, and skepticism about its viability.

College endowment funds did well in the market in 2013

College endowment funds saw healthy double-digit investment returns in 2013.

At U. of Illinois, decision to keep classes going leads to racist and sexist Twitter attacks on chancellor

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When U. of Illinois chancellor didn't cancel classes, Twitter erupted in racist and sexist comments -- and discussion of those slurs.

State higher ed funding rebounds but not yet to where it was before the recession

Nationally, states are continuing to restore aid to higher ed, but funding is still lower than it was before the recession. 

Donor dependent Bard College faces the future

As Moody's points out the college's financial vulnerabilities – such as cash on hand to last 2 weeks – President Leon Botstein sticks with his philosophy of spending the money he raises.

 

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