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How To Spend It

Charles Kolb | Posted 10.14.2016 | Education
Charles Kolb

Every couple of weeks, The Financial Times publishes a glossy magazine filled with baubles for the super-rich. Dubbed "How To Spend It," this supplem...

A 'Slush Fund' At Mr. Jefferson's University?

Charles Kolb | Posted 08.14.2016 | College
Charles Kolb

Public higher education institutions often plead poverty, as many state legislatures have cut their support. These reductions have, in turn, prompted many schools to shift more costs to students and their families, a scenario that partially explains the almost overnight explosion in student debt.

Tyler Kingkade

In Emergency Meeting, UVA Announces More Steps To Address Campus Rape | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.25.2014 | College

The University of Virginia's governing body, the Board of Visitors, announced during a special meeting held Tuesday that the school will begin to take...

Controversial UVA Figure Set For New 4-Year Term

Richmond Times-Dispatch | | Posted 03.17.2013 | DC

The Republican leader of the Virginia Senate plans to vote to confirm Helen Dragas to a controversial second four-year term on the University of Virgi...

Tyler Kingkade

Helen Dragas Faces Battle To Stay On UVA Governing Board | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.17.2012 | College

More than 1,500 people have signed a petition started by a University of Virginia student calling for the state's general assembly to block the appoin...

Was Climategate' The Reason For The UVA-Teresa Sullivan Controversy?

The Guardian | Posted 11.14.2012 | College

"Without an understanding of history, we can't understand the present or predict the future." Being a historian myself, I couldn't agree more. But ...

Algebra, Zakaria and Lady Gaga

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.20.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

As the Class of 2016 arrives on campus, my thoughts turn to algebra, Zakaria, and Lady Gaga -- shorthand for critical issues facing higher education today: What should our students learn? Will they learn enough about ethics? Who decides?

UVA Leader Not A Fan Of Lady Gaga Class

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.10.2012 | College

Helen Dragas was not gaga for Gaga. Dragas, the rector of the University of Virginia's governing board, was at the center of a controversy in June ...

Donations Pour In To UVA & Student Paper After Controversy

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.16.2012 | College

When Teresa Sullivan was ousted as the president of University of Virginia, the community worried donors would withhold money from the school. In the ...

Tyler Kingkade

She's Back: University Board Reverses President's Ouster | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.11.2012 | College

The University of Virginia's Board of Visitors voted unanimously Tuesday to reinstate Teresa Sullivan as president of the flagship campus, capping 16 ...

Jason Linkins

No, The Conflict At The University Of Virginia Has Got Nothing To Do With A 'Queen Bee Scenario' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.26.2012 | Media

Back when the contretemps that's currently engulfing the University of Virginia concerning the ouster of University President Teresa Sullivan started ...

Zach Carter

University of Virginia Scandal Fingers Education's Corporate Masters | Zach Carter | Posted 06.25.2012 | College

For more than two weeks, the University of Virginia has been in an uproar over the abrupt resignation of school President Teresa Sullivan. Sullivan st...

Run It Like a Business? Really?

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.22.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Let's stop trashing academic governance while exalting corporate governance as perfect. There's a need for governance reform in many businesses, and it all coalesces around innovation, speed to market, inclusion of those affected and ethics.

Lessons on Leadership: The University of Virginia Fires a President

Terry Newell | Posted 08.22.2012 | College
Terry Newell

The university will survive this difficult period. Yet UVA's leaders, including Sullivan, would do well to identify the lessons about leadership to be learned from this episode.

Zach Carter

University Coup Led By Political Donors Lacking Academic Experience | Zach Carter | Posted 06.21.2012 | College

WASHINGTON -- The leadership coup at the University of Virginia was conducted by a governing board with profound financial means and limited professio...

Rain Down

The Cavalier Daily | Posted 08.18.2012 | College
The Cavalier Daily

We don't need this. School starts in August. The interim president will have no confidence from the community -- let alone the Board, whose lasting support we all know of. We are not at the point of no return.

Presidential Politics (College Edition)

Patricia McGuire | Posted 08.18.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

I have no special insight into what might have caused Teresa Sullivan's abrupt departure as president of UVA. However, having been a college president for two decades, I do know this: these are not jobs for people with a low tolerance for risk.