College administration

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp to become provost at Washington University in St. Louis

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Outgoing chancellor of UNC-Chapel Hill will become provost at Washington University, an uncommon move that reinforces a trend of public university administrators finding a home in private higher ed.

White House's new scorecard oversimplifies institutions, liberal arts advocates say

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Advocates for liberal arts education worry that White House’s new College Scorecard oversimplifies the college-selection process and places too much emphasis on financial aspects of the decision.

Age change for Mormon missionaries means financial and cultural changes for Utah institutions

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A lowered age of eligibility for Mormon missionaries is likely to ripple through higher education, pressuring the finances of LDS-heavy institutions and reshaping undergraduate culture for those of the faith. 

Gustavus Adolphus faculty push back against president with aid of confidential leak site

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Anonymous document-leak site at Gustavus Adolphus helps the faculty air grievances about the president and highlights how technology shifts debates between faculty members and administrators.

University of California rethinks how it funds campuses

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The University of California system is changing the way it funds its 10 campuses to equalize per-student appropriations.

North Carolina governor joins chorus of Republicans critical of liberal arts

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North Carolina governor becomes the latest Republican to question the value of liberal arts, push more vocational training and target the state's flagship.

State appropriations for higher education up in 31 states, report says

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State appropriations for higher education increased in 31 states last year, according to new report, though the gains were small in most, reflecting broader economic shifts.

New Purdue president outlines critiques of higher education

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Former governor of Indiana, in first week as Purdue president, issues unusually frank letter about challenges facing higher education, urging university to become "counterexample" to the failings of academe.
 

Moody's report calls into question all traditional university revenue sources

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Every university funding source is under pressure, Moody’s asserts, meaning that all institutions -- even the elites -- need to rethink their business models.

Universities spend more on athletics per athlete than on academics per student, report finds

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Colleges spent much more on athletics per athlete than on academics per student between 2005 and 2010, new report finds, with growth in the former outpacing the latter.

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