College officials, especially at 2-year institutions, fear the effects -- and see Colorado as a cautionary tale.
As Asian enrollment nears 50 percent of freshman class, ethnic groups on campus face new demographics and new issues.
Following a large drop in admitting black freshmen, U. of Kentucky changes its admissions procedures to emphasize diversity.
Arizona State plans to do away with its “main” campus by giving each of its branches a unique identity.
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.
The biggest campuses -- those in the 50,000 student range -- are self-conscious about their size.
Indiana U. president, under fire from faculty, will leave in 2 years -- and issues restructuring plan that wins praise from his Bloomington critics.
David Skorton says he hopes to emphasize undergraduate education and uniting university's campuses and programs.
Ohio State and UT-Austin -- 2 of the largest universities in U.S. -- may revamp requirements with theme-based sequences.
Public universities in the United States may be at a turning point, write Katharine C. Lyall and Kathleen R. Sell in The True Genius of America at Risk: Are We Losing Our Public Universities to De Facto Privatization? (Praeger). The new book comes at a time that many leading public universities are conducting billion-dollar fund raising campaigns while finding it difficult to match their states' ambitions with legislative appropriations.
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