Category Archives: Administration

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Janet Napolitano Disputes Finding That Her Office Held $175 Million in Undisclosed Funds

The University of California’s Office of the President did not disclose $175 million in its reserve funds to the university’s Board of Regents or California’s Legislature, according to a state audit released on Tuesday. The audit’s findings were disputed by Janet Napolitano, the UC system’s president, who wrote that figures in the audit had mischaracterized the office.

The audit found that the Office of the President had spent less than it budgeted while asking for funding increases based on pre…

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After a Week of Protest, U. of Utah Cancer Researcher Is Reinstated

A week after the University of Utah announced that the chief executive and director of its Huntsman Cancer Institute was leaving her post, she’s been reinstated.

In a written statement, the university’s president, David W. Pershing, confirmed the decision to keep Mary Beckerle.

“Effective today we have changed HCI’s reporting structure, and Dr. Beckerle will report directly to the president of the university,” the statement said. “I am grateful for her committed leadership and look forward to wo…

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NLRB Clears the Way for Resident Advisers to Unionize

In an unprecedented decision, the National Labor Relations Board has held that undergraduate resident advisers are eligible to unionize, in a case involving George Washington University.


For more on the decision, as well as reaction and analysis, see this new article from The Chronicle.


In a decision handed down on Friday, Sean R. Marshall, acting regional director at the NLRB’s Baltimore office, accepted the labor organizers’ argument that the resident advisers are technically university e…

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Cal State’s Growth in Hiring of Managers Exceeds Other Staff, Audit Finds

The California State University system has increased its hiring of managers at a steeper rate than its hiring of other employees over the past 10 years, according to a new state audit.

And in a report on the audit released on Thursday, the state auditor, Elaine M. Howle, wrote that the system could not sufficiently explain why it needed all the new managers, including deans, head coaches, and vice presidents, among other positions.

From the 2007-8 to the 2015-16 fiscal years, the system’s growth…

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Berkeley Reverses Decision to Cancel Ann Coulter Speech

The University of California at Berkeley will allow the firebrand conservative commentator Ann Coulter to speak on the campus after all, officials said on Thursday, after having canceled the event two days earlier, citing security concerns.

The Daily Californian, a student newspaper, reported that the chancellor, Nicholas B. Dirks, said the administration had found a place for Ms. Coulter to speak on the campus, but on May 2, rather than April 27, as originally scheduled.

Ms. Coulter had said sh…

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Faculty Votes No Confidence in Fordham U. President

Updated (4/20/2017, 7:10 p.m.) with statement from the university’s board.

Faculty members at Fordham University have voted no confidence in the university’s president, the Rev. Joseph M. McShane, reports The Fordham Ram, a student newspaper.

The vote, conducted on Wednesday, was a reaction to a recent salary and benefits package offered by university administrators, according to the Ram. In the final tally, announced Wednesday evening, 431 faculty members voted that they have no confidence in F…

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Berkeley Cancels Speech by Ann Coulter, Citing Possibility of Rioting

Citing security concerns, administrators at the University of California at Berkeley have canceled a planned speech by the right-wing commentator Ann Coulter.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that vice chancellors at the university emailed the student groups hosting the event on Tuesday night with the news of the canceled event.

“We have been unable to find a safe and suitable venue for your planned April 27 event featuring Ann Coulter,” they wrote.

Ms. Coulter is a popular author and right-w…

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Faculty Union at Rider U. Votes No Confidence in University’s President

Updated (4/19/2017, 7:07 p.m.) with a statement by President Dell’Omo.

Members of Rider University’s faculty union have voted no confidence in the New Jersey institution’s president, Gregory G. Dell’Omo, with 75 percent of the votes against him.

“A series of rash actions by President Dell’Omo and a decade of dubious financial management by his financial team has compelled Rider’s faculty to pass the motion,” the university’s chapter of the American Association of University Professors said in a …

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Baylor U.’s Pick as New President Will Be First Woman at Its Helm

Linda A. Livingstone, dean and professor of management at the George Washington University School of Business, will be the new president of Baylor University, it announced on Tuesday in a news release.

She will be the first woman to serve as president of the Texas institution, the world’s largest Baptist university, and will take office on June 1.

Ms. Livingstone’s appointment will serve as a clean slate for Baylor after an investigation last year revealed that the university had failed to take …

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Top Researcher’s Departure Prompts Faculty Protest at U. of Utah Institute

After 11 years as chief executive and director of the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute, Mary Beckerle will leave the posts, a move that has faculty members upset.

The university’s senior vice president for health sciences, Vivian Lee, notified the faculty in an email on Monday but did not offer an explanation, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

At a meeting on Tuesday morning, faculty members could be heard chanting, “Vivian Lee has got to go” and “Who do we want? Mary!” They also…