Trustees/regents

Presidential Ouster at Quincy

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The Illinois college cites no reason for the move, but enrollment has declined sharply in recent years. 

Holding Trustees Accountable

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Statement lays out common responsibilities for college governing board members, to prod them and reassure higher education's critics.

From Mayor to (College) President?

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The man in charge of running Westfield, Mass., says he's prepared to lead an institution, but some question his credentials. 

Cost and the College Trustee

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Though charged with institutions' fiscal health, even board members lack information about where the money goes, survey finds. 

Surprising Departure at SUNY

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Popular chancellor of 64-campus system quits after only two years -- with significant change possibly in offing for the university.

Politics and the College Presidency

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A candidate for West Virginia U.'s top job faces controversy over alleged conflicts of interest.

Stacking the Deck?

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Appointment of harsh critic to U.S. panel that reviews accreditors seen as part of broader effort to alter federal role in college oversight.

Morehouse's Choice

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Imagine a book in which the author devotes a section to the "crisis of moral purpose" among colleges, calls for presidents to become their colleges' "chief ethical officers" and to stop focusing so much on fund raising, praises presidents of the past who devoted commencement addresses to institutional failings rather than the "pieties" and "superficial inspiration" that are heard today, and criticizes students who focus on their own advancement as opposed to giving more of themselves to their community.

Southern Discomfort

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Sexual harassment charges against university’s board chairman lead to suspensions for him and system’s president.

Harvard's Sort-of Divestment

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Two years ago, Harvard University became the first major university to announce a policy of selling off stocks in companies that operate in Sudan in ways that support the genocide taking place in Darfur. The announcement was huge for the nascent movement to push universities to take a stand on Darfur. No university has a larger endowment.

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