Trustees/regents

Tightening Reins on Tuition

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In what might best be described as a game of chicken over tuition policy, a handful of public colleges in South Carolina have yet to back down.

Flexing notable muscle in late September, the State Budget and Control Board declared that it would not approve any construction projects on campuses that hiked tuition by 7 percent or more this year, barring those that would agree to roll it back for spring 2011. A slightly lower threshold of 6.3 percent was set for community colleges and technical colleges.

Post-Union Disunion

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After collective bargaining vote at Bowling Green State, trustees eliminate faculty committees and limit professors' roles in other governance areas. Is it necessary or retaliatory?

Cornered in California

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Debate over pension perks for high-paid UC execs is political pickle for Mark Yudof, who risks alienating key players or stoking populist rage. For now, he's opposing execs.

Faith and the Baylor Board

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World's largest Baptist university will allow up to one-fourth of its regents to be Christian non-Baptists.

In Britain, a Call for Alumni on Boards

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Report finds that history of "dispassionate" governance won't serve universities well in a new era.

Perestroika on CUNY Board

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Facing uproar, trustees will hold new vote on giving Tony Kushner an honorary degree. Plus round-up of debates over such awards.

Presidential Ouster at William & Mary

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Departing leader accuses board of trying to buy his silence on ideological splits; conservative critics who waged campaign against Gene Nichol celebrate his departure.

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