EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

U of Chicago calls off classes due to threat of gun violence and other campus safety developments

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U of Chicago calls off classes due to report of planned gun violence; film students arrested in Los Angeles for causing panic with replicas of weapons. UPDATE: Arrest and new details on threat against Chicago.

Thomas Jefferson is next target of students who question honors for figures who were racists

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At University of Missouri and William & Mary, some place notes on statues honoring the author of Declaration of Independence, calling him a rapist and a racist.

Obama administration, states reach major settlements with Education Management Corporation

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Obama administration and state attorneys general settle cases against EDMC. Could these be a blueprint for others?

University of Missouri looks ahead as it tries to combat race issues on campus

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After week of racial turmoil and administrative disruption, U of Missouri begins long journey of working with student activists as it permanently replaces its two top leaders.

Protests over campus race relations spread to more campuses

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At Ithaca, demanding a president's resignation; at Vanderbilt, seeking a professor's ouster; online, sharing what it means to be #BlackOnCampus.

A university president's unique approach to curbing student drinking

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Iowa State's leader, trying to curb dangerous drinking and related behavior, goes where the students are.

U of Missouri leaders resign amid student concerns over racism and diversity

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Amid escalating tensions, students protesting what they see as a culture of racism at the University of Missouri successfully oust the system's president and the flagship's chancellor.

Racial tensions escalate at U of Missouri and Yale

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At Missouri, football players will boycott games and hunger striker vows to fast until system president quits; at Yale, protests grow over letter questioning focus on offensive Halloween costumes.

U of Texas will require finalists for administrator positions to include women and minorities

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U of Texas System will mandate that searches for all administrator positions -- from deans on up -- include a female or minority candidate in the final interview round.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology to launch half MOOC, half in-person master's degree program

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology will explore stackable credentials and massive open online courses as an alternative path to earning a master's degree.

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