Research universities

Cornell Turns to Iowa (Again) for a President

David Skorton says he hopes to emphasize undergraduate education and uniting university's campuses and programs.

The Post-Sputnik Era, Redux

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

Key Harvard Dean Will Leave Post

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

The President Discovers Science

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

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

Summers on the Ropes?

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

Summers Postmortem, Beyond Cambridge

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

The New Carnegie Classifications

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

Revolt at Case Western

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

Case Western President Vows to Learn

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


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