College administration

President Forced to Fire His Wife

Following a scandal, Georgia technical colleges enforce a strict anti-nepotism rule.

Sudden Departure at Cornell

President quits, citing disagreements with trustees and setting off speculation about why he would leave after 2 years in office.

Losing at the Rate of Inflation

Clerical workers at the University of California strike -- after two years of stagnant wages.

So-So Results With Technology

After spending millions and millions on technology to manage institutions, administrators aren't thrilled with the quality.

No Place Like Home

Compton Community College may lose accreditation because of management problems, but students will lose the most.

Middlebury Goes West

Liberal arts college in Vermont will take over California institute known for its graduate programs in global fields.

The Vice Chancellor Who Wasn't There

When Paul W. Barrows announced in November that he was stepping down from his administrative position at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he cited "changing family circumstances" and said he would use his eligible leave time while preparing for a career change. The university press release included praise for Barrows for his work as vice chancellor for student affairs.

John D. Wiley, the chancellor, praised Barrows for his "thoughtful leadership."

Boston U. Adopts Conflicts Policy for Trustees

New standard is more permissive than recommendation made last year by special governance panel.

Cutting Tuition, Increasing Revenue

Three private colleges that reduced charges dramatically share information on what worked -- and what didn't.

Golf, Gadgets, Gimmicks

When colleges' financial gurus gather, companies use strategy and give-aways to hawk their wares. 

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