Pink Slips

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Grand Canyon University dismisses 17 professors -- including 5 with tenure -- drawing scrutiny from AAUP and an accreditor.

ROTC Debate Not Over at Columbia

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Trustee chair says board will discuss return of military unit despite Senate’s rejection of the idea.

Baptists Win Fight Over Shorter

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Georgia Supreme Court rules that a college's board didn't have the right to sever ties to a religious group.

Baptist Conventions 2, Colleges 0

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For 2d time in a month, a state court undercuts religious college's move toward more independence.

Boston U. Picks a President (Again)

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18 months after last search blew up, university selects MIT provost as new leader.

3 Colleges Censured

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Meharry Medical College, U. of the Cumberlands, and Virginia State join AAUP's bad list. Southern Nazarene and Wingate get off it.

Boston U. Adopts Conflicts Policy for Trustees

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New standard is more permissive than recommendation made last year by special governance panel.

Florida's Faculty Free-for-All

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When Florida overhauled its higher education system to shift power from the State Board of Regents to boards of trustees at individual campuses in 2003, it invalidated the employment contract between the regents and the statewide union that represented 10,000 professors, throwing academic labor relations into disarray.

Breaking News: a Consensus President at Goddard

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With rare faculty support, board extends contract of the college's chief executive.

Black Colleges Confront Challenges

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At long-planned conference, a new issue emerges, informally, on the agenda.


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