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Debate Over Robert E. Lee at Washington and Lee U.

Inside Higher Ed
April 16, 2014

Black law students at Washington and Lee University, under a new group called "The Committee," have asked Washington and Lee University to take a series of steps to address "the racist and dishonorable conduct of Robert E. Lee." Lee served as president of the university after the Civil War, and has historically been revered at the institution.

College Sports' Antitrust Vulnerability

Inside Higher Ed
April 16, 2014

The NCAA has lost its share of antitrust lawsuits in federal courts, notably the 1984 decision striking down the association's authority of the televising of college football and the 1998 ruling invalidating NCAA-imposed limits on the salaries of assistant coaches. But as a general rule, cases that have sought to take down the NCAA's alleged restraints on athletes themselves have run smack dab into the long-held assertion that college athletes are amateur students, not professional workers.

Samuel Hoi Appointed President of MICA

Art in America Magazine
April 16, 2014

Samuel Hoi has been named the next president of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), effective July 1. His predecessor, Fred Lazarus IV, in the top spot since 1978, announced his retirement, effective this coming May, in April of last year.  Hoi comes to MICA from Los Angeles, where he has been the president of the Otis College of Art and Design since 2000.

Lakeview College of Nursing Announces New Leader

April 16, 2014

Lakeview College of Nursing has promoted Sheila Mingee to the position of president. She succeeds Dick Shockey, who has served as chief executive officer for the College since 2005.  Since 1989, she has held the positions of administrative assistant to the dean and president, resource assistant, director of administrative services and facilities management, and associate chief executive officer at the nursing college.

New Union University President Samuel Oliver Plans to Listen, Learn

Jackson Sun (TN)
April 16, 2014

Samuel “Dub” Oliver will take over as president of Union University June 1 following the 18-year tenure of David Dockery.  Union’s board of trustees voted Feb. 10 to name Oliver president. He has spent five years as president at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, TX.



Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., Named President of the University of San Francisco

USF Newsroom
April 16, 2014

Paul J. Fitzgerald, S.J., has been named the next president of the University of San Francisco, the 28th in its 159-year history. He will take office Aug. 1.  Fr. Fitzgerald has worked in higher education for more than 20 years and is currently the senior vice president for academic affairs at Fairfield University in Connecticut, where he oversees the recruitment and retention of faculty, develops curriculum, and works with deans to direct academic programs.

Revised SAT Won’t Include Obscure Vocabulary Words

New York Times
April 16, 2014

The College Board on Wednesday will release many details of its revised SAT, including sample questions and explanations of the research, goals and specifications behind them.

Wyatt: We all have stake in higher education

Columbia, S.C., The State - Opinion Piece
April 16, 2014

An education, not a credential, but an education — that exquisite combination of actionable knowledge and practical skills, creative insights and fine appreciations, personal awareness and global responsibility — is, and will be, at the heart of individual and national success.

Stand Up and Be Counted

Inside Higher Ed
April 16, 2014

The Maryland Higher Education Commission is cracking down on institutions that provide distance education to students in the state. But the commission has a problem: It doesn’t know who those distance education providers are. The commission last month fired off letters addressed to presidents and provosts of institutions that offer fully online programs (seen at the bottom of this article), asking them to self-report if they enroll students in Maryland.

When a 43 Percent Graduation Rate Means Success

National Journal
April 16, 2014

Historically black colleges and universities—or HBCUs—typically have lower-than-average graduation rates, which is not surprising given the large numbers of low-income, often academically underprepared students they serve. But demographics aren't destiny. Within the educational sector, there's significant variation in how many entering freshmen go on to earn degrees.

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