Governance

Silencing a Staff Voice

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U. of Colorado ends funding for independent newspaper for employees, citing dire budget situation.

Anatomy of a Flawed Hire

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Looking back, financial aid administrators' choice of Phil Day as president was clearly a mistake. But was it one that could have been avoided?

Dampened Spirit

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The firing of the president of Wheeling Jesuit University has prompted resignations from the board, and charges that an area bishop overextended his authority.

Unprecedented Demand, Dwindling Funding

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Survey of state directors of community college systems finds many experienced midyear state budget cuts last year and expect another round of such cuts in 2010.

Oh Governor, Where Art Thou?

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Gov. Pat Quinn was quick to intervene when an admissions scandal broke at the prestigious University of Illinois, but he's yet to respond to problems at long-troubled Chicago State.

A Trustee Calls the Plays

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Florida State board chairman says it's time for the university's longtime football coach to go, arguably ignoring state and national guidelines about interference in sports programs.

President Resigns, Stevens Settles With N.J.

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Technology institute agrees to governance chances to resolve lawsuit brought by state attorney general; board chairman keeps job.

Efficiency from Incompetence

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Hatched amid public conflict between board and employees, plan to redesign large Arizona community college district aims to heal institutional wounds.

Finances First

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Amid complaints that faculty and others were excluded from search for new president -- an accountant with no advanced degree -- trustees at private college say fiscal concerns trumped all.

A Cure For Meetings?

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Ohio State experiment suggests that wikis could let professors make decisions more collaboratively without gathering in the same room.

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