College administration

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. 

'Old Main'

For most of American history, small colleges have been "the defining core of postsecondary opportunities" for students, writes Samuel Schuman in Old Main: Small Colleges in Twenty-First Century America, just published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

The Hot Seat

Is a teacher getting canned for helping the student paper be a watchdog?

Thinking Green

Colleges take environmental issues seriously when they think doing so will save money, study suggests.

Disciplines Matter

Administrators are urged to pay more attention to differentials in expenses of various departments.

Crossing the Line

The University of Georgia removes an associate provost amid reports that he shared a hotel suite with a graduate student.

Final Straw for a Harvard Board Member

Letter details disagreements between only black member of the Harvard Corporation and Lawrence H. Summers.

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