Leadership & Governance

The Attorney General Who Wants to Keep Private Colleges on Course  

Eric T. Schneiderman, New York’s top law-enforcement officer, took an activist role in forcing the struggling Cooper Union to submit to state oversight. His office plans to steer other institutions away from trouble, too.


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A Women’s College Goes Coed and Works to Preserve Its Mission

For the first time, Chatham University is enrolling men in its undergraduate programs. President Esther L. Barazzone talks about how the Pittsburgh institution is staying true to its values.

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U. of Iowa Chief’s Past Meetings With Regents Rekindle Faculty Worries

Revelations that J. Bruce Harreld met with regents before he was chosen as the university's president have again raised fears that the board had been set on hiring him.


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Talking About Talent: Jamie Merisotis on the Role of Higher Education

The Lumina Foundation's chief executive discusses his new book, his take on modernizing higher education, and immigration.


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Burning Question at U. of Iowa: Who Threw Bruce Harreld’s Hat in the Ring?  

Critics of the businessman’s selection as president say they’re skeptical that the process played out fairly.


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An Academic Reputation at Risk  

The University of Oregon’s big brand masks its fragile status.


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When Nontraditional Presidents Come to Campus, the Reception Varies  

Iowa isn’t the first university to select a nonacademic leader. We talk to three other executives who are making the transition to the ivory tower.

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U. of Iowa Faculty Members Vote No Confidence in Board of Regents

The Faculty Senate vote signaled growing discontent over the regents’ hiring of a new president whom many have criticized as unqualified to lead the university.


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A Controversial Search Ends With a Controversial Chief for the U. of Iowa

Faculty members raised fears about J. Bruce Harreld’s lack of college-leadership experience.

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Cooper Union’s Leadership Crisis, in 5 Damning Allegations  

A court filing by New York’s attorney general paints a deeply unflattering — if disputed — portrait of the institution’s leaders.


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From Corporate Leader to Flagship President? A Finalist at the U. of Iowa Sparks Faculty Worries  

J. Bruce Harreld, a career businessman, visited the campus on Tuesday. While openness to nonacademic leaders has grown, it’s still an idea that makes some uneasy.


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Video: Where Do Sweet Briar, and Other Liberal-Arts Colleges, Go From Here?

Phillip C. Stone talks about the pressure he feels to succeed for the sake of all liberal-art colleges and what his institution might look like in five years. Part 3 of 3.


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Video: What Did They Save When They Saved Sweet Briar?

President Phillip C. Stone discusses what students and faculty can expect this fall and how he'll work with alumnae. Part 2 of 3.


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Video: How Sweet Briar Plans to Keep Surviving

Phillip C. Stone, the new president, thinks he can succeed where others have failed. Part 1 of 3.


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Chancellor’s Surprise Resignation May Not Quell Controversy at Illinois

Phyllis M. Wise, who presided over the Salaita affair, said she would leave office.


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Cincinnati Shooting Tests the University’s Twitter-Savvy Chief  

Few college leaders are as active on social media as Santa Ono, who has stepped carefully online since a campus police officer killed an unarmed man.


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Video: How One President Manages Change and Gets People on Board

Seton Hall University’s A. Gabriel Esteban talks about how he furthers new strategies while seeking to shift the institution's direction.


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How the U. of Puerto Rico Plans to Ride Out a Fiscal Storm  

The president of the island’s public-university system sees hope in the promotion of entrepreneurship and in a possible reorganization.


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As College of Charleston’s President Speaks on Confederate Flag, Faculty Question His Timing and Message

Glenn F. McConnell’s personal history with the flag has complicated his response to the brewing controversy over its prominence in South Carolina.

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Video: It’s On Colleges to Make a Better Pitch for Their Value, One President Says

Timothy M. Wolfe of the University of Missouri system says higher ed needs to do a better job of defending itself when its budget comes under attack.