College administration

William G. Bowen, former president of Princeton and Mellon Foundation, dies

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His presidencies and writings such as The Shape of the River had a significant impact on higher education.

Disagreements over wages and health care cause Pennsylvania faculty members to strike

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After contract talks between faculty union and Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education crumble over wages and benefits, many students woke up Wednesday morning to no classes.

Students and faculty members rally against appointing politician with anti-gay record as president of Kennesaw State

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Students and faculty members rally against appointment of a politician as next president of Kennesaw State, in part because of his anti-gay record.

Racist chalk messages at college directed against president's children and diversity efforts

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Racist chalkings and phone threats criticize Bethany College in Kansas over its leader's family and its efforts to diversify student body.

President's medical leave raises questions of tenure length and health

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A longtime president's controversial medical leave highlights issues of leaders' age, health and time in charge.

Bard College faces liquidity (and strategy) questions

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Bard College takes (another) ratings downgrade on liquidity concerns. Can leaders keep defying the conventional financial wisdom?

Universities struggle with spate of contested presidential ousters

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Presidents are facing more scrutiny and capturing headlines as they fight publicly with boards for their jobs.

Former professor at Southern Maine returns as provost after being laid off

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Why would a faculty member return to the institution that laid her off after 12 years of stellar service, amid broad retrenchment and program cuts? For the U of Southern Maine's new provost, it came down to institutional loyalty and a new president.

Vermont pushes to combine public colleges' administrations

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Experts praise a proposed arrangement -- which system officials avoid calling the "M-word" -- but faculty members on the affected campuses worry about local identity.

Temple U board announces plan to remove president just weeks after he removed provost

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Weeks after the president ousted the provost, the board says it will remove the president.


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