Trustees/regents

Porn, Without Protection

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Citing First Amendment, Maryland’s public universities defy legislature’s demands for a policy barring the use of public facilities for the display of obscene materials.

Tufts Defines Speech Limits

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Trustees approve a policy that applauds free expression, but says it's not an "absolute" right on campus.

New Wave of Student Activism

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Are the protests in California the start of a new national movement for access and affordability?

Gender Matters

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Colleges with women as presidents and provosts and a critical mass as trustees have been speedier than other institutions in increasing share of faculty that is female, study finds.

The Trustee-Faculty Relationship

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New report finds "generally healthy, constructive" governance roles, but some wonder whether the right people were asked.

Limits on Presidents' Love Lives

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When Robert Zimmer separated from his wife and disclosed to trustees that he was romantically involved with a faculty member, the University of Chicago president gave rise to a host of thorny issues. How will conflicts of interest be resolved? How long will Zimmer’s estranged wife remain in the presidential residence, where official university functions are still taking place? And, more broadly, how might Zimmer’s own credibility be affected by his decision to date a professor on the campus?

Efficiency from Incompetence

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Hatched amid public conflict between board and employees, plan to redesign large Arizona community college district aims to heal institutional wounds.

Questions on Erskine's Accreditation

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Last week’s dismissal – by a religious body -- of 14 trustees of Erskine College (to be followed by reconsidering the status of the remaining trustees) may violate two requirements of the institution’s accreditor, putting its recognition at risk.

Play on Our (Political) Team

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Talking about race, politics or football can be a recipe for conflict. Talking about all three at the same time? That’s an engraved invitation to a duel, especially in South Carolina.

Old School Shimer

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Shimer College’s new interim president signaled efforts Tuesday to end a contentious chapter at the small Chicago-based institution, pledging to uphold traditions many had seen as being under fire during his predecessor’s short and controversial tenure.

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