College administration

Examining Vendor-College Ties

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Business officers' group plans review of corporate involvement in its own meeting and "best practices" governing relationships between colleges and companies.

Turmoil at Another Progressive College

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Supporters of New College of California say a complete change in administration could save it.

Discouraging 'Course Fishing'

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Policies that allow students to try out courses and drop them by a certain deadline are a time-honored way for colleges to encourage students to sign up for classes they're not sure about or get out of ones they don't like. But the policies are sometimes manipulated by students hunting for easy A's or a sure-to-pass course in ways that can cause headaches for faculty and administrators.

A Quid Pro Quo Gone Wrong?

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Ousted president of New College of California admits special treatment for student who promised a $1 million gift. Were grades bought?

Possible Next For-Profit Target

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Sheldon Jackson, a financially struggling college, is latest nonprofit to consider alliances.

Administrators Indicted in Hazing Death

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Charges against 2 Rider University officials seen as unprecedented. 3 students also charged.

Some Old Fusion for NYU?

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New York University and Polytechnic University, in Brooklyn, are restarting talks over a possible merger -- and a potential reunion.

Navigating the Mammoth University

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U. of Minnesota expands its orientation for new faculty members from 2 hours to 3 days, and gets rave reviews.

UC System Chief to Step Down

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President of the University of California, Robert C. Dynes, will resign in 10 months, a year after weathering a major compensation scandal.

New Presidents or Provosts: Bradley U., Middlebury College, New Hampshire Community Technical College-Claremont, Normandale CC, North Carolina A

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  • Janice G. Brewington, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at North Carolina A&T State University, has been appointed to the job on a permanent basis.
  • Alison Byerly, vice president for academic affairs at Middlebury College, in Vermont, has been promoted to provost and executive vice president there, effective August 15.
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