College administration

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

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.

College merger negotiations are long and complicated

Negotiations to combine colleges are incredibly complex, as two Massachusetts institutions showed after abandoning a union that, while academically beneficial, would have been a financial drain. Here's how they reached that conclusion.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire responds to massive cuts in state support

At a regional university far from Madison politics, administrators and faculty struggle to make huge cuts quickly while preserving what they say has made their campus mean so much to students.

Brit Kirwan on the 'troubling' transformation of college athletics

Brit Kirwan says athletics have spiraled out of control during his 25 years as a university leader, and that he and other presidents have little power to solve the problem.

Exit interview with outgoing University System of Maryland Chancellor Brit Kirwan

After 25 years leading two major universities and a public higher ed system, Brit Kirwan has retired. In an interview, he discusses online education, historically black universities and other key issues.

As colleges struggle, some look to partnerships and mergers for relief

As institutions struggle with enrollment and money, more join forces or consider doing so. But sometimes a merger is really more of an absorption.

Survey finds severance packages commonly offered for presidents

A new survey finds that 60 percent of four-year colleges offer severance packages to fired presidents.

Deal will save Sweet Briar College

In a stunning reversal, board reaches agreement with alumnae who sued to keep the college open. Supporters of institution celebrate and begin dealing with challenges that led trustees to favor closure.

 

Enrollment declines drove closure of Marian Court College

Marian Court College's president says after years of declining enrollment and tuition revenue, the institution ran out of options -- sooner than professors expected.

Are lazy rivers and climbing walls driving up the cost of college?

Elizabeth Warren and Chris Christie both made statements last week that luxury college amenities like lazy rivers and climbing walls are driving up the cost of college. Are the claims true?

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