February 12, 2016
Volume 62, Issue 22
The University of Michigan at Flint has long considered itself loyal to its community. Now campus leaders have been challenged to prove what that loyalty is worth.
The president of Mount St. Mary’s University of Maryland has drawn fire for comments about steering underperforming freshmen from the campus. He says bad communication turned the situation messy.
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Also In the Issue
Sweet Briar’s new president says things are looking up, students at the University of Oxford want a statue of Cecil Rhodes to come down, and a Suffolk University squabble hits the newspapers.
Big gifts are critical, but with concerns about the future of the liberal-arts institutions, some would-be donors are asking tougher questions before giving.
Nearly three months after the University of Missouri’s top two officials resigned amid student protests, Michael Middleton leads an institution still wrestling with its path forward.
Christine Ortiz, a dean of graduate education, envisions a new kind of college, built from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology.
The social network for sharing academic papers says the idea is just under consideration, not a done deal, but the critics have responded with outrage on Twitter.