College administration

Can U.S. government tell colleges in poor financial shape from those that are not?

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The U.S. Department of Education says a school for hypnotists is in better financial health than Harvard University. Could there be something wrong with the math?

After deep cuts, can Iowa Wesleyan rebound?

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Iowa Wesleyan eliminates 22 of its 52 professors and half of its academic programs. The president thinks it is now ready to grow. Can it?

Youngstown State U. president gets poached, headhunters tangle over rules of engagement

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Should presidents be job-hunting after seven months in office? Should a search firm recruit someone who would walk away at that time?

Brandeis changes compensation policies after $5 million payout to ex-president

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As Brandeis announces a jaw-dropping payout to its former president, the university also says it has changed compensation rules in ways that might prevent a future payment of that size.

At U. of Illinois, decision to keep classes going leads to racist and sexist Twitter attacks on chancellor

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When U. of Illinois chancellor didn't cancel classes, Twitter erupted in racist and sexist comments -- and discussion of those slurs.

State higher ed funding rebounds but not yet to where it was before the recession

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Nationally, states are continuing to restore aid to higher ed, but funding is still lower than it was before the recession. 

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.


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