Governance

Yudof 'Right Guy at the Right Time' for UC System

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It is hardly uncommon for officials at organizations that have just hired new leaders to express great enthisiasm about the men or women they've just selected. It's a little rarer, though, when those expressions of satisfaction also ring loudly with wonderment, as if the organization is almost surprised by its good fortune in lassoing the candidate. And rarer still when the organization is widely viewed as a preeminent one that is accustomed to getting what it wants.

Revising the Core Curriculum -- at 35 Colleges

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After Georgia proposes a general education framework built around theme of globalization (rather than built up from disciplines), faculty fire concerns about content and procedure.

New Presidents or Provosts: Florida Gulf Coast U., Manatee CC, Marylhurst U., Metropolitan State U., Northwest Nazarene U., Quinnipiac U., U. of Southern Mississippi

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Too Catholic, Even for Many Monks

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At Saint Vincent College, a president with a White House pedigree raises hackles of students, professors and many Benedictine clergy with his orthodoxy and perceived interference.

Degree Scandal at West Virginia Fells Provost

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As anger builds in wake of report finding wrongdoing in awarding of M.B.A. to governor's daughter, questions arise whether resignation will be the last.

The Buck Stops Where?

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Professors at West Virginia U., outraged by scandal, demand president's ouster. Will anyone listen?

In Search of Self-Governance, Unionization?

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Embattled Faculty Senate at Ohio U. endorses pursuing collective bargaining amid an impasse between professors and administrators.

New School Sit-In Ends

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Student protesters vacate the dining hall they had occupied for more than 30 hours after President Bob Kerrey agrees to an updated list of demands.

Following the Money in New Mexico

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Questions about administrative growth, use of resources, "corporatization," and shared governance are at root of faculty-administration conflicts.

Death of a University Builder

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Constantine Papadakis, who transformed Drexel U. and earned fans and critics along the way, dies suddenly.

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