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The Vice Chancellor Who Wasn't There

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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."

Crash Course

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Intensive summer program preps students from low-income L.A. high schools for top colleges -- and will track their progress.

California Considers a Cap on Spending

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College officials, especially at 2-year institutions, fear the effects -- and see Colorado as a cautionary tale.

New Politics of Race at Berkeley

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As Asian enrollment nears 50 percent of freshman class, ethnic groups on campus face new demographics and new issues.

Moving Beyond Test Scores

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Following a large drop in admitting black freshmen, U. of Kentucky changes its admissions procedures to emphasize diversity.

Lowering the Flag(ship)

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Arizona State plans to do away with its “main” campus by giving each of its branches a unique identity.

'Solutions for Our Future'

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Nearly every gathering of college officials these days reveals at least an undercurrent of concern, if not a full blown anxiety fest, about the public’s heightened scrutiny of and skepticism about higher education.

Filled to the Brim

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The biggest campuses -- those in the 50,000 student range -- are self-conscious about their size.

Hoosier Shake-Up

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Indiana U. president, under fire from faculty, will leave in 2 years -- and issues restructuring plan that wins praise from his Bloomington critics.

Cornell Turns to Iowa (Again) for a President

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David Skorton says he hopes to emphasize undergraduate education and uniting university's campuses and programs.

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