College administration

Too Catholic, Even for Many Monks

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At Saint Vincent College, a president with a White House pedigree raises hackles of students, professors and many Benedictine clergy with his orthodoxy and perceived interference.

'Failures of Leadership'

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A panel charged with investigating West Virginia University's decision to award a master of business administration degree retroactively to the governor’s daughter last fall found that senior administrators showed poor judgment and a failure of academic leadership in hastily opting to grant the degree -- without clear or sufficient evidence that Heather Bresch had fairly earned it.

In fact, the panel found, she had not.

Unexpected Departure at Simmons

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President quits after less than 2 years in office; board chair without academic background named as interim for 2-3 years.

New Presidents or Provosts: American U. in Cairo, Benedictine U., Kilian CC, Marquette U., Metropolitan State U., Minnesota State U. Moorhead

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Degree Scandal at West Virginia Fells Provost

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As anger builds in wake of report finding wrongdoing in awarding of M.B.A. to governor's daughter, questions arise whether resignation will be the last.

The Spending Side of the Equation

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New analysis -- attempting to shift college cost debate -- finds shrinking share of funds going to instruction and growing public-private gap.

New Presidents or Provosts: Bucknell U., Gustavus Adolphus College, Loyola U. New Orleans, Saint Xavier U., Tarleton State U., Texas A

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The Buck Stops Where?

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Professors at West Virginia U., outraged by scandal, demand president's ouster. Will anyone listen?

Solution to Financial Woes: More Classes?

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Kean University considers extending its academic week to six days, a change that would require more instructors and has some professors up in arms.

New Presidents or Provosts: California College of the Arts, Cedar Crest College, Cleveland Institute of Music, College of the Redwoods, State U. of New York at Cortland, U. of Massachusetts-Amherst, Voorhees College

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