Mid-Continent University, a Southern Baptist-affiliated college in Mayfield, Ky., will close at the end of June, according to The Paducah Sun and WPSD-TV.
The university’s Board of Trustees met for more than three hours on Tuesday before announcing the decision. Robert (Tom) Walden, who was recently appointed to replace the university’s interim president, said all of the institution’s employees had been laid off. The college has recently faced severe financial problems.
Mr. Walden said the colle…
The University of Utah and leaders of the Ute Indian Tribe on Tuesday announced that they had reached an agreement that allows the university to continue using the “Ute” name and drum-and-feather logo for its athletics teams, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
The five-year agreement commits the university to financing scholarships for American Indian students, with a permanent scholarship category designated for Ute members. The university will also appoint an adviser to its president, David W. Pe…
Jackson College, in Michigan, plans to lay off seven full-time faculty members as part of an effort to cut costs. The layoffs are expected to save about $910,000 in the college’s budget for 2014-15. The cuts will take effect in August, following a round of layoffs last year that affected 17 administrators and support-staff workers.
A bill in Colorado that sought to improve the pay and job security of adjunct instructors at the state’s community colleges has been shelved indefinitely after the measure was defeated by the Colorado House of Representatives’ Appropriations Committee. The committee voted last week, 9 to 4, against the measure, known as the Community College Pay and Benefits Act of 2014. The committee then voted to postpone the bill indefinitely.
Members of the committee raised concerns about the measure’s costs and said that the matter would be best handled by the community-college system itself, rather than through the legislature.
Liberty University has scaled back the duties of Ronald S. Godwin, its provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, after he drew scrutiny for appearing to endorse a partnership between the university and a Texas-based faith healer. The university has said that the partnership was unauthorized.
Liberty said in a written statement that Mr. Godwin would no longer serve as vice president for academic affairs, though he will continue as provost. “I have apologized to President Falwell for this error and am grateful that I can continue to contribute to Liberty University’s health and success,” Mr. Godwin said in the statement.
Virginia Intermont College and Webber International University have called off a proposed merger announced earlier this year, the Bristol Herald Courier reported.
The college’s financial troubles had put its accreditation with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges in jeopardy. Last summer the college won an injunction in federal court to temporarily restore its accreditation. In January the college and Webber International, in Babson Park, Fla., announced plans…
Theodora J. Kalikow, the University of Southern Maine’s president, on Friday reversed course on 12 faculty layoffs that had prompted loud protests in recent weeks, saying that the layoff notices were “off the table for now.”
The university proposed the cuts last month in an effort to cut $14-million from its budget. Ms. Kalikow said she was open to considering alternatives for finding that money, and the university’s Faculty Senate is due to submit a report on its proposals next month. The university did not rescind the elimination of about 35 staff positions.
Three outside experts hired by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to review a learning specialist’s findings about the subpar reading abilities of Tar Heel athletes did not find evidence to support those claims, the News & Observer reported.
The researcher who made the original assertions, Mary C. Willingham, was featured in a CNN report in January about the literacy levels of football and basketball players. Her views sparked a backlash from Chapel Hill’s administration, and the …
An independent report released on Friday has criticized the University of Missouri at Columbia’s handling of a case involving a former swimmer’s alleged rape, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported.
The student, Sasha Menu Courey, committed suicide in 2011, about 16 months after the alleged assault.
In January the ESPN program Outside the Lines raised questions about how the Missouri flagship had handled the case. The university said at the time that it had not investigated because neither the stud…
N. Clark Williams resigned on Thursday as president of Cowley County Community College, after nine months in office and amid complaints about his decision making.
The chief concern voiced by attendees of a special Board of Trustees meeting this week involved the college’s decision to end its soccer programs. Mr. Williams’s tenure also included the firing of the college’s men’s basketball coach and the resignation of a veteran administrator.