College administration

Duke president tackled weighty issue of Confederate statue after just weeks on the job

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Duke’s president decided to take down Robert E. Lee statue after less than two months on the job.

University of Texas and Duke remove Lee statues and Bowdoin removes Confederate plaque

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Duke removes statue of Robert E. Lee. University of Texas will remove statues of Lee and 3 other Confederate leaders. Bowdoin removes plaque honoring Confederate alumni and Jefferson Davis.

Experts: College presidents' call for students to avoid white supremacist rallies not always the best

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Experts say they understand why university presidents want to keep people away from white supremacist events, but they have a tough sell on campus.

Marygrove College to end undergraduate programs after fall semester

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Facing budget shortfalls and enrollment declines, Marygrove College in Detroit makes an uncommon decision.

University presidents can't always be quick to apologize, recent cases show

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University presidents often seem to struggle to issue apologies in controversial cases, but some say they tend to have reason to be cautious.

Recent scandals show leaders failing to navigate acceptable behavior standards against changing mores

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Whether it’s a phone call to an escort service, explosive allegations of dangerous drug binges or questions about turning a blind eye to a problematic situation, recent higher ed scandals lay bare the murky moral waters leaders must navigate.

Bethune-Cookman confronts questions about its future in wake of financial and governance issues

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Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university with a proud history, copes with impact of borrowing against its endowment, fighting in court with its alumni, affiliating with a for-profit law school and inviting Betsy DeVos to speak at commencement.

Scholar who is popular speaker nationwide ousted from center directorship at Ohio State, amid allegations of misconduct

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Scholar who is popular speaker nationwide is ousted from center directorship and resigns faculty job at Ohio State, amid allegations of misconduct.

College presidents diversifying slowly and growing older, study finds

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Colleges and universities turn to experienced presidents in times of pressure, curtailing gains in diversity, study finds.

Colorado-Boulder chancellor suspended for failing to report alleged domestic violence by assistant coach

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Colorado chancellor suspended 10 days for not telling authorities of allegations of domestic violence by assistant coach. Athletics director, head coach ordered to each pay $100,000.

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