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September 24, 2020
Faculty and staff members have been pushing the issue of payments in lieu of taxes for years with little response from the university board.
September 24, 2020
Jay Hartzell will take over as the University of Texas at Austin’s next president, the university announced Wednesday. Hartzell was announced as the sole finalist for the position last month, and the board voted unanimously on Wednesday to name him president, effective immediately. Previously, Hartzell served as dean of the McCombs School of Business and as a professor at the university.
September 23, 2020
Virginia governor Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that the state will refinance some debt to save millions of dollars for higher education over the next couple of years. “One side effect of the pandemic has potential to help our public colleges -- that’s the low interest rates we’re seeing right now,” Northam said during the announcement. “There’s a significant opportunity for our commonwealth and our public higher education institutions to save money by restructuring our debt.”
September 22, 2020
Mark Thompson, president of the Wentworth Institute of Technology, did not confirm or deny that the institution was considering a merger with the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. Earlier this week, The Boston Globe reported closed-door conversations between the two Boston institutions. Some Benjamin Franklin supporters oppose the possible deal.
September 22, 2020
Deborah Shaffer, vice president for finance and administration at Ohio University, accepted a $100,000 bonus in July after hundreds of university employees had been laid off, The Athens News reported Monday.
September 17, 2020
Rising infection counts drove a shelter-in-place order at the University of Wisconsin at Madison shortly after classes started, prompting questions about bringing students back to campus.
September 16, 2020
A new report examines two decades of research on performance-based funding for public higher education institutions, determining that most studies have found the policy has null or modest impacts on institutional outcomes.
September 15, 2020
Clarion, California and Edinboro Universities in western Pennsylvania are now marked for affiliation.
September 14, 2020
Martin Methodist College could become the fourth college in the public University of Tennessee system. The two institutions signed a nonbinding letter of intent Friday, a move toward the UT system acquiring the private college, contingent on approval from the Boards of Trustees at both institutions, the Tennessee state Legislature and the institutions' regional accreditors.
September 14, 2020
The president of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, N.Y., moved into a neighborhood near campus to make sure students follow pandemic rules. So far, it seems to be working.


June 5, 2020
In the wake of George Floyd's killing and national unrest, activists are demanding their universities cut ties with police. Administrators largely are resisting the calls.
June 3, 2020
A litany of legal issues looms for colleges considering reopening in the fall, from safety to online accessibility to federal stimulus funding. Here's what higher education lawyers say should be on college leaders' radars.
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