Trustees/regents

What's a Board to Do?

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If Lawrence H. Summers needs a support group, he could easily find other presidents who watched their faculties vote "no confidence" in them -- and survived.

However humiliating and damaging Tuesday's vote may have been to Harvard's president -- and experts agree that it was both of those things -- he may well keep his job for years to come. The Harvard Corporation, the university's board, issued a statement backing Summers. And many think that board backing is the norm after such a vote.

A Fight Over Fundamentalism

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Alumni and faculty members at Louisiana College are locked in a battle with trustees over the institution's future.

Knowing When to Fold 'Em

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After a week of lobbying failed to win over skeptical lawmakers, the University of Maine System on Friday postponed a plan to fold the University of Maine at Augusta into the University of Southern Maine. In exchange, the merger's leading opponents in the legislature said they would let the system carry out the rest of its strategic plan.

Remaining in Spain

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A few weeks after ending study abroad program in Spain for practical and political reasons, a community collegereverses itself.

Showdown in Colorado

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As regents gather to discuss Ward Churchill, politicians rush to denounce him and faculty groups offer support.

Different Results, Same Policy?

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Study finds big drop in number of low-scoring students admitted to U. of California, a year after a regent blasted the university.

Going Searchless at AGB

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The college trustees' group hired an internal candidate as its new chief. Should colleges follow its lead?

Lost Faith

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Two Davidson trustees -- including the college's most generous donor -- quit over board's decision to allow non-Christians to serve.

Governing Board 'Gag Order'

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For the last three years, Thomas A. Hamilton has increasingly become a minority of one on the seven-member Board of Trustees of  St. Clair County Community College, regularly challenging policies adopted by the two-year institution's president and questioning whether the board is fulfilling its obligations to oversee and assess her performance.

Training Public Trustees

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The boards of state colleges and universities need to consider policy changes to become more effective, a new report says.

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