Research universities

A Critique of the Cuts

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"Oh be still my beating heart... I just fell in love again. Was that a shawl Eva was wearing, or a superwoman cape?"

Holding Presidents Accountable for Learning

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Regents of Georgia university system individually asked 35 campus leaders how they planned to improve retention and graduation rates. The meetings were occasionally uncomfortable; the answers sometimes unsatisfactory.

Research Deals Under Microscope

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Review of contracts between big oil companies and universities finds too much corporate control over scholarship, but colleges fervently dispute findings.

The Land-Grant Landscape

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DALLAS -- Leaders of land-grant universities see a slight brightening in their institutions' immediate economic situations -- but increasingly recognize that they must make structural changes to accommodate fundamental, long-term shifts in their funding models.

Boost for the Humanities

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Defying trends, Mellon Foundation puts up $10 million to get the state of Wisconsin to do the same for its flagship university.

How RPI's Faculty Voice Was Quieted

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When the Faculty Senate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute voted, in spring 2006, to widen its membership to include contingent faculty, it set in motion a series of events that left the senate in a state of limbo and shredded the notion of shared governance, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Association of University Professors, which was based on an investigation by the national group.

Green Ideas

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One college breaks ground on a massive geothermal system, another boasts a new park in an unexpected location and a third has a new green bus (literally) on the road.

New Chief for Research University Group

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AAU selects Rawlings, former president of Cornell and Iowa, to lead association at time that institutions -- especially public ones, he says -- are "challenged."

Research Spending Is Up

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Expenditures on funds for research at universities topped $40 billion in 2003, double the level of 1993.

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