Research universities

The Post-Sputnik Era, Redux

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Bolstering U.S. competitiveness is not just the government's job, research university group says in new report.

Key Harvard Dean Will Leave Post

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William Kirby will return to teaching amid grumbling over curricular review and reported split with Summers.

The President Discovers Science

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In State of the Union address, Bush proposes doubling spending on basic research in physical sciences over a decade.

Much Hyped Tuition Plan Falls Flat

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Miami of Ohio said private-style approach would help state residents and low-income students. Now enrollments are falling.

Summers on the Ropes?

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Reports circulate that board members are considering whether Harvard needs a change at the top.

Summers Postmortem, Beyond Cambridge

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What does demise of his Harvard presidency suggest about academic leadership, faculty power and women in science?

The New Carnegie Classifications

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Foundation unveils different approach to grouping colleges -- but don't look for who is No. 1.

Revolt at Case Western

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Professors angry over growing deficits and "pervasive secrecy" will meet today to consider a motion of no confidence.

Case Western President Vows to Learn

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Arts and sciences professors vote "no confidence" by margin of 131 to 44.

Chicago's Next President Is Outsider-Insider

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One choice facing search committees for college presidencies is whether to go with an inside candidate (promoting a provost or vice president) or going outside to a top administrator at a comparable institution.


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