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The Council of Graduate Schools' meeting came at a time of increasing pressure on programs to prove their worth. Talk often turned to life after the Ph.D.
The chief executives of Arizona State, Duke, and Stanford Universities and of Spelman College also win recognition for improving town-gown relations.
These individuals made their mark through the courts, through the power of an idea, through the act of writing an open letter, even in death.
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Michael Cunningham, an entrepreneur and former business dean, is working on ways to help National University better serve its nontraditional students.
The ambitious venture serves as the central link in an expanding network of cultural institutions that want their holdings spread far and wide.
Colleges that oppose the unionization of part-time instructors are accused of violating the teachings of their own faiths.
System officials hope Christopher Blake will guide Middle Georgia State College toward university status.
Transitions: U. of Nebraska Taps New Chancellor for Its Medical Center; Michael Kammen, Historian, Dies at 77
Jeffrey P. Gold will join Nebraska from the University of Toledo, where he led biosciences and health affairs. Read about that and other job-related news.
Scientists say recent work shows that a new push to identify and block the processes of human aging is worthwhile.
Glimpses of life in academe from around the world .
The agency's director wants to expand the approach used in the Pioneer Award program, which focuses more on researchers than on specific projects.
The judge in the closely watched case agreed with the university's argument that the student had not shown evidence of discrimination and retaliation.
Argosy University, a subsidiary of the Education Management Corporation, settled with the Colorado attorney general's office.
People invited to next week's higher-education summit are being urged to take concrete steps to help more low-income students enroll in and complete college.
And those graduates continue to face a challenging academic job market, according to the National Science Foundation's Survey of Earned Doctorates.
Timothy D. Sands said he had decided to become president of Virginia Tech because it was a place with "momentum."
The system's chancellor faced resistance everywhere he looked, but he persuaded people he'd made the right call.
A proposal to open the shared-governance body to non-tenure-track instructors failed to garner a needed two-thirds majority in two rounds of voting.
The department's solicitation is an opportunity to formally test the merits of a variety of ideas, such as competency-based learning.