College administration

UC business schools see different levels of resistance to innovation plans

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UCLA wins approval to make M.B.A. program self-sufficient, which the school sees as key to long-term success. The UCLA plan remains controversial, but Berkeley’s Haas School has changed its business model with much less resistance.

UT-Austin president and admissions director discuss the Fisher decision

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UT-Austin's president and admissions director discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. the University of Texas and its impact on the university.

Virginia audit seeks to find what's driving up college costs

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Virginia audit agency is exploring cost drivers in higher education, placing an initial target on auxiliary services. The multiyear review could influence the national discussion, but finance researchers urge a more sophisticated analysis.

Justice Department launches investigation into merit aid talks

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Justice Department investigation into whether merit aid discussions violate antitrust rules highlights the barriers that private colleges face in dialing back the practice and the unclear laws under which they operate.

Communications consultants say athletics controversies are more difficult to manage

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Gordon Gee's retirement in wake of a controversy that got major attention from sports media raises this question: Are athletics issues at universities fundamentally different from others that presidents face?

Colorado colleges can double-count merit scholars to grow non-resident enrollment

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New Colorado law – nominally about merit scholarships – is a backdoor way to let public universities enroll more out-of-state students without raising the state’s statutory cap on out-of-state students.

Ohio State President Gordon Gee retires amid controversy

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Ohio State President Gordon Gee, who served six presidencies over 32 years, is retiring amid controversial statements. Whether or not it was the remarks that forced Gee’s retirement, his legacy will likely be large.

Appropriations increases and tuition freezes reshape state funding picture

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With many states' economies rebounding, lawmakers are increasing funding for higher education and holding down tuition prices. Are things returning to a pre-recession normal, or simply taking another step toward a new model?

Rutgers president faces controversy on multiple fronts, including athletics

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Even before athletics scandals, Rutgers president faced criticism on several fronts. Given his limited background in athletics, observers said it’s no surprise sports got away from him, and some worry about the cumulative impact of events in the last year.

Distribution of New Jersey's $1.3 billion higher ed bond raising multiple issues

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New Jersey’s opaque process of divvying up $1.3 billion in state money for capital projects leaves many unhappy with the proposed plans. But few “best practices” exist.

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