Chronicle of Higher Education
Updated: 10 min 53 sec ago
Public anger over a sex-abuse scandal forced Michigan Stateâs leader from office â and demonstrated that ignorance may no longer be an adequate defense for leaders of institutions tainted by scandal.
As Larry Nassarâs sentencing hearing began, the presidentâs support on the campus seemed strong. Then things changed.
Colleges can innovate their way out of some problems. OthersÂ â like those distracted students in the back of the auditoriumÂ â may be harder to crack.
Endowments returned an average of 12.2 percent in the 2017 fiscal year, according to an annual survey. Thatâs a big step up from the previous year, when they dropped by nearly 2 percent.
During a week of scathing, heart-rending testimony by the physicianâs scores of victims, Lou Anna K. Simonâs once-strong support rapidly eroded. On the same day Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison, Simon resigned. Hereâs how that stunning turn of events came about.
Michigan State University's president, Lou Anna K. Simon, submitted her resignation on Wednesday night.
The Faculty Council passed a resolution urging the University of Texasâ flagship to make no use of the company, Academic Analytics, especially for promotion, tenure, and related decisions.
Itâs a commonly accepted narrative that students are exposed to diverse religious perspectives for the first time while in college. A new study says that the opposite may be true.
But another scholar contends that itâs a simple matter of the publicâs undervaluing of higher ed and viewing faculty lives as replete with leisure.
The Faculty Senate shelved a motion that said T. Florian Jaeger had failed to uphold moral standards expected of professors.
Lou Anna K. Simon is widely credited with transforming the university into an academic powerhouse. Her backers also caution against a rush to judgment when it comes to Larry Nassar.
Professors say a lawsuitâs allegation that Andrew Comrie made "sexist and demeaning comments toward female deans" doesnât square with the man they know.
Fiery speakers with racist, sexist, and anti-immigrant views have prompted violent campus clashes. Hereâs how colleges have tried to strike a balance between free speech and safety.
If you are broadening your job opportunities by looking overseas, hereâs how American academics have adapted to expectations and realities in three key regions.
Students whose parents lack bachelorâs degrees face significant financial, cultural, and educational barriers. Hereâs how colleges can help them graduate.
Standard & Poor's said the near future for mid-tier institutions was especially poor.
Focusing on "who owes the most," two researchers write, may be counterproductive.
Student activists say they do not trust Lou Anna K. Simon, Michigan State University's president, as victims of Larry Nassar continue to criticize her handling of the scandal.
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Larry Nassarâs abuse of female gymnasts isnât generating the same level of outrage as Jerry Sanduskyâs abuse of boys. Why not?