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He Was an Up-and-Coming Leader. Then His University Accused Him of Threatening Violence.

One September day last year, Mark McPhail was lying in bed when he heard a knock at the door. He…

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Education

Loan-Forgiveness Debate Rekindles an Old Question: Why Does College Cost So Much?

The national debate over whether to forgive outstanding student loans has circled around a set of policy questions. How much,…

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Education

Will a More Open Search Produce a Better President at Oregon State?

After being chosen in a closed search process, F. King Alexander didn’t last a whole year as president at Oregon…

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Transitions: New President at Davidson College; Pratt Institute Makes Interim Provost Permanent

Douglas A. Hicks has been named president of Davidson College. CHIEF EXECUTIVESAppointmentsJoy Bodin, vice president for academic and student affairs…

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Education

Its Finances Dire, This Arkansas University Will Lay Off 44 Tenured Faculty Members

A public four-year college in Arkansas plans to cut 25 degree programs and lay off 67 faculty members, 44 of…

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NYU Backs Down on Hiring a Star Researcher and Accused Harasser

In the face of fierce backlash from faculty members and students at New York University, a biologist who is accused…

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Education

He Accused the University of Florida of Violating His Academic Freedom. The Provost Disagrees.

In November, an associate professor at the University of Florida accused the institution of violating his academic freedom. In meetings,…

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Education

Transitions: Hampton U. Names New President; Columbia U. President to Step Down Next Year

Darrell K. Williams is the next president of Hampton U. CHIEF EXECUTIVESAppointmentsAdrien Bennings, president of Kellogg Community College, in Michigan,…

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Education

Does a University Need a CEO?

The University of Miami is getting a new leader: a CEO. The idea came from the university’s de facto chief…

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Education

Transitions: U. of Maryland-Baltimore County Names New President; New Provost at U. of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Shaun KingValerie Sheares Ashby has been named president of the U. of Maryland-Baltimore County. CHIEF EXECUTIVESAppointmentsValerie Sheares Ashby, dean of…

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