EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

University presidents join in statement calling for next U.S. president to embrace diversity and diplomacy

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Eight university presidents join statement on values they and others hope to see in next U.S. president. The statement doesn't name a candidate, but it's hard not to see who is being talked about.

Liberty blocks its student paper from publishing column critical of Trump

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University blocks student paper from publishing column criticizing Trump. Liberty says it acted because the piece was "redundant" with another. The blocked column may be found at the end of this article.

As Clinton targets young African-American voters, HBCUs see chance for improved relationship with Democratic White House

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As campaign focuses on turnout of young black voters, leaders of historically black colleges see opportunity for stronger relationship with Clinton than they had with Obama White House.

Trump makes his most substantial comments yet on higher ed

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In most sustained comments on colleges in the campaign, GOP candidate worries about student debt, endorses income-based repayment, blasts institutions with "bloat" and large endowments, and vows to protect students' free speech. UPDATE: Clinton campaign responds.

Author discusses new book about how administrators can develop mindfulness and self-compassion

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Author discusses his new book about how administrators can lead colleges with "mindfulness and self-compassion" -- and the right emotions.

Flagler College flooded by hurricane as other campuses wait for the storm to pass

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Flagler flooded; students at many campuses are evacuated; many colleges in region hit by Hurricane Matthew will remain closed Monday.

Christian college group tries to define membership categories based in part on views on same-sex marriage

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For full voting membership, institutions must view sexual relations as limited to marriage between a man and woman. Colleges that teach otherwise may be nonvoting members.

East Carolina U says band will not permit taking a knee during national anthem

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East Carolina U bars band members from protest during national anthem. Stance differs from that of other public colleges and universities.

Author discusses new history of the struggle for elite universities to admit women

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Author discusses new book on the history of elite universities becoming coeducational -- with the push coming from male leaders for reasons having little to do with equity.

Study finds major access gaps in higher education in developing countries

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As higher education expands, enrollment of female and low-income students may not grow much at all.

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