EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

Problems mount at Cheyney University, the oldest HBCU

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Cheyney U, the nation's first black college, faces rising deficits, falling enrollments and a crumbling campus. Are its problems due to decades of unfair treatment by Pennsylvania, inept management or both?

Should nonacademics who become college presidents also get tenured faculty positions?

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New U of Iowa leader was offered the prospect of a tenured position, but he passed. When presidents never earned tenure, does a faculty job belong in the contract?

Survey finds support by college presidents for free tuition plans

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Survey finds half of college presidents back or somewhat back idea of federal infusion of funds to allow two free years of public higher education. Support exceeds two-thirds at public institutions but is less than one-third at private colleges.

Appointment of businessman Bruce Harreld as next U of Iowa president upsets faculty

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Iowa Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously votes to appoint former IBM senior vice president Bruce Harreld as Iowa’s next president -- despite outspoken criticism by professors.

Deal changes governance at Cooper Union and could lead to end of tuition

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Deal between New York attorney general, the university and its critics will change governance and could lead in a few years to the end of tuition.

Changing search process and nontraditional candidate rankle some at the University of Iowa

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A changing presidential search process and a nontraditional finalist are causing widespread faculty concern at U of Iowa.

More presidential searches embrace personality assessments

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More and more colleges and universities are asking finalists in presidential searches to undergo personality assessments.

U of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal with outgoing chancellor

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University of Illinois board rejects $400,000 deal under which Phyllis Wise resigned as chancellor at Urbana-Champaign, and instead moves to fire her.

U of Illinois releases inappropriately withheld emails on controversies over Salaita and Kilgore

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University admits some officials used personal email accounts to inappropriately withhold information sought in FOIA requests on Salaita and other controversies. Here's what the chancellor and others didn't want known.

Clinton proposes $350 billion plan to make college affordable

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Democratic front-runner seeks $350 billion over 10 years to encourage public 4-year colleges to be debt-free for tuition, and to make community colleges tuition-free. Plan also proposes cuts in interest rates and tougher regulation of for-profits.

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