Presidents / chancellors

Southern Illinois President Cleared of Plagiarism

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Faculty panel finds that Glenn Poshard’s citation "errors" in doctoral dissertation probably resulted from “carelessness" but not intentional wrongdoing.

Back to School for Outspoken Student

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Georgia Board of Regents reversed the expulsion of a Valdosta State U. student who heavily criticized the president's plan to build parking garages on campus.

'Time Out' to Reconsider Core Changes

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Many a curricular overhaul is controversial. At the University System of Georgia, where two preliminary plans were met with intense skepticism from some quarters earlier this year, the uproar is causing second thoughts among administrators, who wrote in a letter to faculty members on Monday that they would "halt the current core revision process until later in the year" to allow for more input from faculty at each of the 35 campuses, and "to take stock of where we are."

Are 4-Day Workweeks the Future?

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After experiments this summer, some colleges may go year-round with option, which saved money for commuting students, employees and colleges.

A River Runs Alongside It

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A rising river. At Valley City State U., a young new president moves classes from campus to online in the face of floods.

Rights of the Accused

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As faculty and administration at Southern Illinois at Carbondale hammer out a policy for sexual harassment claims, professors fear for due process rights.

Slipping (Further) Off the Pedestal

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Americans increasingly recognize centrality of higher education, but believe more each day that colleges care more about bottom line than about students, survey finds. Does that matter?

Flexibility -- But for (and From) Whom?

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Debate over Madison's possible separation from U. of Wisconsin system spotlights national tensions among states, systems and flagship institutions.

About Face?

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Trustees at financially struggling Birmingham-Southern turn to retired general and banker to lead hoped-for recovery.


Date Announced: 
Mon, 08/15/2011


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