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Kenyon, Facing Criticism, Will Review Sex Assault Policies

Inside Higher Ed
April 29, 2016

Sean Decatur, president of Kenyon College, has announced that the college will commission an independent review of the way it handles sex assault allegations, and has said that the inquiry may lead to difficult questions for the college.

Small Colleges, Losing Market Share, Struggle to Keep Doors Open

New York Times
April 29, 2016

In the last few years, small liberal arts colleges have been under financial siege, forced to re-examine their missions and justify their existence. Even several established and respected ones — Bard College, Yeshiva University, Mills College and Morehouse College, among others — have received negative financial ratings.

Delayed Promise in Kentucky

Inside Higher Ed
April 29, 2016

A planned scholarship to provide students in Kentucky with free tuition for the first two years is put on ice for a year by the state's governor.

Duke President Will Step Down Next Year

Charlotte Observer (NC)
April 29, 2016

Duke University President Richard Brodhead will step down in June of next year, having ushered in an era of fundraising and expansion after the reputation-battering lacrosse saga a decade ago.  Brodhead, 69, has led the university for 12 years. He will leave the presidency when his current term ends as a $3.25 billion campaign winds down. Already, Duke has brought in $3.1 billion toward the goal.

President Robert Brown Sheds Light on Efforts for Dependence Shift to Endowment

The Daily Free Press (Boston University)
April 29, 2016

Boston University is on a journey,” BU President Robert Brown told The Daily Free Press on Thursday.  Brown highlighted some of the ways in which the university aims to shift its tuition-heavy dependence to the university’s endowment, including the Campaign for Boston University that just reached its goal of $1 billion on April 14.

What’s a Degree Worth? Depends on What You Study — And Where

Washington Post - Opinion
April 29, 2016

Mark Schneider, vice president and institute fellow at the American Institutes for Research, writes: While education pays, it pays a lot more for some graduates than for others — and not all will reach or even come near the million dollar mark.

'Ban the Box' Goes to College

The Atlantic
April 29, 2016

The long-running “Ban the Box” campaign is now gaining ground at colleges and universities. The movement aims to protect job, and now student, applicants from being asked about their criminal histories and was recently bolstered by President Obama, who is taking executive action to ban the practice at federal agencies.

How Colleges Are Turning Their Racist Pasts into Teaching Opportunities

Chronicle of Higher Education
April 29, 2016

In deciding to keep John C. Calhoun’s name on a residential college, Yale University’s president, Peter Salovey, says he hopes to turn the story of the 19th-century statesman who defended slavery into a teaching moment.

Lake Erie College Names 12th President (Cleveland, OH)
April 29, 2016

Dr. Brian D. Posler, provost and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, will take office June 15 as the 12th president of Lake Erie College (OH).

Elmhurst College Names Its 14th President

Chicago Tribune
April 29, 2016

The Elmhurst College Board of Trustees has announced the selection of Dr. Troy VanAken to serve as the 14th president of Elmhurst College (IL).  Dr. VanAken will begin his presidency this summer, after leaving the presidency of Thiel College in Greenville, PA.

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