College administration

Donor dependent Bard College faces the future

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As Moody's points out the college's financial vulnerabilities – such as cash on hand to last 2 weeks – President Leon Botstein sticks with his philosophy of spending the money he raises.

 

Can Cooper Union survive without tuition?

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An 18-member panel has a plan to save Cooper Union without charging tuition. The blueprint already has opponents inside the administration.

Gordon Gee, star college president, is back

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Gordon Gee, among the most visible and certainly the most prolific of college presidents, is coming out of retirement to go back to where he began.

Private colleges remain under the weather

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At a number of small private colleges this year, disappointing enrollments have led to layoffs, program cuts, bond-rating downgrades and more.

How is a new president supposed to clean house?

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How is a new president supposed to clean house? Dos and don'ts from a presidency-cut-short at U. of Wyoming.

Labor College, backed by the A.F.L.-C.I.O. for decades, closes because of finances

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A union-backed college is forced to shut down. To blame: debt on campus renovations, online effort that didn't work, and waning support from organized labor. Are there lessons for other colleges?

 

Harvard rejects call to divest from fossil fuels

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University president says she doesn't believe selling holdings in fossil fuel companies is "warranted or wise," and suggests doing so would be inconsistent with how students and professors use energy.

In fifth presidency, Evan Dobelle faces many allegations that ended his fourth

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Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle is facing allegations that mirror the charges that ended his last presidency. Did anyone on the search committee notice?

William Peace University may bet $21 million of its $33 million endowment on one shopping center

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William Peace University, a small liberal arts college, plans to make a big bet on a local shopping center but alumnae are not buying it. Should any university spend two-thirds of its endowment on one project?

College presidents harbor doubts about governing boards

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Only 3 percent of presidents are strongly confident American colleges are well-governed by trustees, and a large majority of public four-year presidents would replace their boards if they could, survey finds.

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