Politics

New York University vote of no confidence raises debate about ambitions and governance models

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A vote against NYU’s president raises questions about the university’s local and global ambitions, as well as whether the traditional structure of shared governance can survive rapid changes in higher education.

U.Va. remains battleground of national debate about governance

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U.Va. remains a battleground in the broader debate about what roles faculty and board members should play in governance, even as campus tensions linger.

Emory president's controversial column sparks broader discussion of leadership

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Emory president's controversial column, a surprise for a man many say has handled issues of race well in his 10-year tenure, is continuing to drive discussion of race and leadership on campus.

Gustavus Adolphus faculty push back against president with aid of confidential leak site

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Anonymous document-leak site at Gustavus Adolphus helps the faculty air grievances about the president and highlights how technology shifts debates between faculty members and administrators.

Saint Louis U. faculty and board at stalemate over fate of president and vice president

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Saint Louis University president who pushed controversial reforms has lost the support of faculty, but still has his board’s support. How does that get resolved?

Reaction to UNC chancellor resignation shows influence of Virginia controversy

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In rally to support outgoing UNC-Chapel Hill chancellor, reflections of U.Va. controversy and lessons about the limitations of that kind of faculty support.

U.Va. board retreat focuses on structure and attitudes

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In second half of retreat, U.Va. board focuses on how to restructure and divide responsibility between board and president, with lessons that might be applicable to other boards.

Survey finds that social psychologists admit to anti-conservative bias

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Survey finds healthy minorities of social psychologists admit that they would be more likely to reject a journal submission or a job candidate because of conservative politics.

U.Va. and other leadership controversies show that tenured faculty can still wield influence

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U.Va. controversy and other leadership disputes show that, in particular instances, organized, tenured professors can still wield significant influence in direction of institutions.

Cornell alumni and faculty members protest proposed College of Business

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A proposal to merge Cornell's three business schools into a unified College of Business raises faculty and alumni concerns about shared governance and institutional culture.

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