College administration

Anger over state board's decision not to renew U. of Mississippi chancellor

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U. of Mississippi chancellor has grown enrollment, attracted better prepared students, set records in fund-raising, championed diversity, practiced shared governance and supported athletics revival. But amid disagreement on medical center, he is being forced out.

 

Private college in Iowa gives itself to the University of Iowa rather than be forced out of business

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Instead of fighting on and trying to stay alive, a college in Iowa is giving itself to the University of Iowa.

Will Sweet Briar's closure prompt college leaders to rethink their fight to stay open?

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Some fear Sweet Briar's decision to close will prompt other small private colleges to do the same, leading a number of presidents to outline how their colleges are not like Sweet Briar.

Father Hesburgh, leader at Notre Dame and in American higher education, dies at 97

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Revered figure in American higher education led Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987.

Colleges with debt troubles are making new promises to investors

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Colleges with distressed debt are making new promises to delay financial ramifications from investors.

President, under scrutiny from accreditor, has to return to school

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San Bernardino Valley College's accreditor said the college's new president doesn't have the necessary education to be president.

Wisconsin looks to cut higher ed by $300M, tries to give something in return

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Governor Scott Walker wants to remove $300 million from university system, and offers campuses more autonomy in return. But higher ed leaders say the trade isn't nearly enough to offset the cuts.

Higher ed spending up in most states, but recession still stings

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Spending on higher education is up in most states since last year, but half of states are still below their recession-era levels.

A Long Island private college hopes to make it past next fall

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Dowling College's seventh president of the last 10 years hopes to be the one who can save it.

Presidents face scrutiny for involvement in events linked to police killings of black men

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Some campus leaders take visible public stands over police killings of unarmed black men. Not everyone likes this type of activism by presidents -- even as others say they long for it.

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