Dartmouth Approves Controversial Board Changes

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More trustees will be added in shift opposed by many alumni, who fear loss of influence.

Board Rights vs. Alumni Rights

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Movements at Dartmouth, Mississippi University for Women and elsewhere raise questions about governance, legal standing and role of alumni.

Speech Hits a Sore Spot at Dartmouth

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Trustee charges college leadership with not believing in God, and trashes its late president -- but says some comments were taken out of context.

Sudden Departure at Deep Springs

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Unusual college ousts its president after only six months on the job, apparently due to dispute with trustees over fund raising.

How Offensive Can a Trustee Be?

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Board member at California's College of the Siskiyous refuses to apologize or quit after trying to block courses on Arabic or Middle Eastern history because Arabs are "our enemies."

At U. of California, a Systemic Governance Crisis

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Compensation scandal was a symptom, not a cause: Regents' intrusion into university's day-to-day operations seen as potential barrier to recruiting top-notch president.

Two Steps Forward, One Big Step Back

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U. of California taps esteemed Texas chancellor as president and unveils plans for smaller central office. But critics say board chair's backdoor search process proves regents don't respect university governance.

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.

Salt in the Wounds at Antioch

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After another round of negotiations that some thought would keep college open, university board rejects deal to do just that.

When the Base Disappears

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Political support wanes for West Virginia U. president, suggesting the vulnerabilities for campus leaders who lack academic credibility.


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