The university has given Eric F. Spina, the new president, 10 months to learn from his predecessor, Daniel J. Curran, before taking over. In a recent conversation, the two leaders talked about the methodical changing of the guard.
The celebrity businessman and ed-tech mentor says education "is a mess." He hopes to help turn it around with investments in start-ups and sharp criticism of bloated administration, glitzy facilities, and "easy money" in student loans.
The Education Writers Association recognizes "a fresh lens" on a "hard to crack" beat and an ambitious data collaboration that showed how more than 200 college sports programs were supported on the backs of students.
Ann Rondeau, a consultant with the IBM Watson Group and a former president of the National Defense University, will take office at the troubled Illinois college in July.
The symbolic vote is the latest volley in a long-running dispute over the state of tenure and shared governance in the system.
A Republican congressional candidate sought the order to keep the granite marker in place, arguing that it is protected by state and federal laws.
Gov. Bill Haslam did not sign the legislation because he wanted colleges to decide individually whether faculty and staff members may bring guns to work.
John McAdams's lawsuit accuses the university of illegally suspending him after he criticized a teaching assistant for her handling of a classroom discussion of gay marriage.
Ambassador Martin Dahinden explains why two-thirds of his nation’s high-school graduates serve as apprentices and describes how America could import elements of the Swiss plan.
Michael H. Schill, president of the University of Oregon, also talks about his plans to focus marketing efforts more on academics and less on athletics.
Buzz Aldrin, who is 86, advises a center run by his son that is bent on figuring out how to get people settled on a neighboring planet.
"Serious and troubling questions" land the University of California at Davis chancellor on administrative leave; a third of financial aid at top public institutions goes to students who don't need it; and more news from this week.
The Education Department's move followed calls from activists who have accused the colleges of pursuing such exemptions in order to discriminate against gay, lesbian, and transgender students.
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County's president affirmed its commitment to academic freedom after a poster showing the female reproductive anatomy was moved.
The piece, which is worth roughly a year's in-state tuition, features a flashing LED display and was purchased to demonstrate healthy-cooking tips to students.