Presidents / chancellors

College presidents are older, whiter, more likely to come from outside academe

Study shows sharp upturn in proportion of campus leaders older than 61 and those coming from outside higher ed -- and continued dominance of white men.

 

Mount Holyoke and a handul of other private colleges freeze tuition for next year

Mount Holyoke joins a short -- but longer than usual -- list of colleges to freeze tuition. Moves could signal awareness of a limit to families' willingness to pay high sticker prices.

Giving to colleges grew 8.2 percent in 2011

Donations to universities grew by 8.2 percent in the 2011 fiscal year, but wealthy institutions received the overwhelming majority of gifts.

UC system weighs shift in tuition payments to after graduation

Proposal being weighed by University of California to shift student payments to after graduation and tie them to income would be a dramatic change in how education is financed.

Kean University president faces questions about his academic record

The controversial president of Kean University is facing questions from faculty members about the veracity of academic records dating back almost 30 years.

Endowment returns for 2011 near pre-recession levels

Institutional endowments for the 2011 fiscal year showed returns similar to pre-recession levels, but many still worth less than in 2007.

University of Virginia falls short of $3 billion fund-raising goal

University of Virginia's $3 billion fund-raising campaign falls short at deadline, a victim of the economy and overly optimistic ambition.

Cornell and Technion's win in New York competition reflects desire to grow urban ties

Cornell's victory in New York City competition, and its intense desire to win, show the importance of urban ties for the future of research universities.

Cornell poised to win New York City competiton after Stanford withdraws

Cornell is expected to be named today as winner of New York City competition. On Friday, the university announced $350 million gift for effort just after Stanford withdrew.

Report finds trustees unwilling to push institutional change

Trustees see numerous problems on the horizon, but few are willing to challenge presidents or push radical changes, report finds.

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