Research universities

Anything But Studying

Survey of U. of California students shows emphasis on socializing, leisure that may change with recession.

As the Crow Flies

Arizona State University has serious problems, and that’s just the way Michael Crow wants it.

A Critique of the Cuts

"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

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

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

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

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

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 i

Green Ideas

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

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

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