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Why Are Campus Administrators Making So Much Money?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.21.2014 | College
Lawrence Wittner

Americans committed to better living for bosses can take heart at the fact that college and university administrators -- unlike their faculty (increasingly reduced to rootless adjuncts) and students (saddled with ever more debt) -- are thriving.

College Presidents Fight Against Student Athletes

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 07.04.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University on Thursday urged the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional ruling that would allow its sc...

Tyler Kingkade

These Public College Presidents Make More Than President Obama | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.03.2014 | College

Nearly 100 public college presidents and chancellors made more money in 2013 than President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. A review by...

Number Of Public College Presidents Making More Than $1 Million Doubles | Posted 05.18.2014 | College

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The number of public college presidents earning over $1 million more than doubled in the 2012-2013 fiscal year from the year before,...

Hattie Biscuit Clementine Fred Sidney Captain Foosey: Take a Dog to College!

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 07.04.2014 | College
Cynthia Huggins

I'm a Saint Bernard. The dog, not the saint. Definitely not the saint. As part of my goal of reaching the end of the day without checking off a singl...

Confederacy of Dunces: College Presidents, Lost Causes and the Abuse of History

W. Scott Poole | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
W. Scott Poole

The culture war skirmishes at the College of Charleston represent something more than Dixie-fried corruption and anti-intellectualism. They reflect the misuses of history that have long been a powerful political tool in the hands of white, conservative elites.

Back to the Future: Why Is the Diversity of University Leadership Stuck in the '80s?

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

In the 1980s, we communicated via landlines and snail mail, we enjoyed our music on Walkmans and boomboxes, and we read books using... well, books. Much has changed in the past 30 years. Yet if you put a university president from 1986 next to a university president of today, you could hardly tell them apart.

Guilford College Board of Trustees to Choose First Female President In Its History

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Victor M. Feraru

While Jane has some big shoes to fill, I think she is just the woman for the job.

HBCUs: Over-Governed and Under-Led

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 06.16.2014 | Education
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

The question is not who is in charge. Rather, it is how well is the university doing in fulfilling its mission.

NCAA To College Presidents: Help Us Make Student Athlete Unions Sound Awful

AP | Posted 04.14.2014 | College

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA contends that unionization by college athletes could lead to fewer scholarships and championships as well as a drop in ...

What Presidents Think: The Inside Higher Ed/Gallup Survey of College CEOs

Laura Skandera Trombley | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Laura Skandera Trombley

And now to use a decidedly 20th-century term, "hot off the press," to refer to a 21st-century invention, the web-based survey: Here we have the fourth survey of college and university presidents by Gallup and Inside Higher Ed.

Tyler Kingkade

Nearly All College Presidents Think Their School Handles Sexual Assault Just Fine, Thank You | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.07.2014 | College

Despite an unprecedented wave of federal complaints accusing universities of mishandling sexual assault on campus, a vast majority of college presiden...

Manage by Wandering Around

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 05.06.2014 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

I enjoyed wandering around, and I learned from the wandering. Of course, you had better be prepared for the occasional comment -- always offered jokingly -- that you apparently have nothing better to do. In fact, you do not.

Inequality on Campus

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 04.25.2014 | College
Lawrence Wittner

Some of the nation's poorest people work at higher educational institutions, and many of them are members of the faculty. Oh, yes, there are still faculty members who receive comfortable middle class salaries. But most faculty do not.

Diverse Conversations: Alternate Pathways to the College Presidency

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 04.22.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

In the past, college presidents from other schools and college vice presidents have most often ascended the ranks to fill empty presidential seats. Wh...

Facing the Facts in Higher Education

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.29.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

One of the recurring themes making the higher education circuit these days is that "Paris is burning . . . and higher education's leadership - including trustees, faculty, and most presidents - is pretending that nothing is happening."

Diverse Conversations: You Can Go Back Home

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.28.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

You see, President Hendricks is a 1979 graduate of Mansfield University and he recently returned to the university as it's 28th president. Apparently, 'you can go back home' and to much fanfare and excitement.

Diverse Conversations: Preparing Students for the Labor Force

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 03.28.2014 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

I interviewed Dr. Lynn C. Owens, Associate Professor of Communication, William Peace University, Raleigh, NC., concerning the research that she has conducted on the intersection of higher education and the labor force.

The Gold Standard: The Powerful Impact of Residential Liberal Arts Colleges

L. Jay Lemons | Posted 03.22.2014 | College
L. Jay Lemons

These reflections are those of a parent, not an educator, but they reinforce my professional conviction about the distinctive and powerful impact of residential liberal arts colleges.

Meet Obama's Favorite College Leader

Politico | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

The next time President Obama touts a new higher education plan, look around. You’ll likely find Nancy L. Zimpher in the background. Zimpher, the...

Obama And First Lady Urge College Presidents To Take Action

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. still has a long way to go to open the door to college for low-income Americans. Obama is co...

Obama Meeting With College Presidents To Push For Changes

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is bringing university presidents from across the country together to exact commitments from each to expand...

Choose the Presidency and the President for the Right Reason

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 03.17.2014 | College
Dr. Roger H. Hull

During my years on the job, I was surprised by the number of colleagues who, having risen through the academic ranks, seemed to have little understanding of the position they held. I soon came to understand why.

President's Contract Restricts Love Life

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

The new Alabama State University president’s contract comes with strings attached -- to her love life. Gwendolyn Boyd is coming back to her alma ...

What A College President Does While You're Gone

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

This season is full of winter cheer, snow-on-sidewalks and very, very empty college campuses. Titled "T-Pain Misses You," the video above gives a ...