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Iowa Alliance

January 30, 2015

Grinnell College and the University of Iowa are using the digital humanities to bridge the physical distance and institutional differences between their campuses. Over the next four years, the two institutions will encourage students, faculty and staffers to form “new kinds of teams” to collaborate on humanities research and use digital resources in the classroom.

No hard alcohol, no pledging: Dartmouth plans major cultural reforms

January 29, 2015

Dartmouth College will prohibit all students, regardless of age, from drinking or possessing hard alcohol on campus and will create a new network of residential communities for student social life in a effort to rid the school of what its president calls “extreme behaviors.”

Vanderbilt Rape Convictions Are Big News, Except on Campus

January 28, 2015

At a time of widespread alarm and almost daily news reports about sexual assaults on college campuses, it is hard to imagine a case more likely than the one at Vanderbilt, captured on video by the assailants, to mobilize a campus. As if to underscore how pervasive the concerns have become nationally, representatives from 76 Tennessee colleges and universities were holding a conference on the subject here, not far from the courthouse where Tuesday’s verdict played out.

13 Years an Archduke

January 26, 2015

Sanford J. Ungar writes: During my 13 years as leader of one of America’s worthiest and most interesting little colleges (in my view, at least). I came to feel, at times, like a pretender to the puffed-up moniker of "president." Whenever I contemplated the scope of the responsibilities of my counterpart who carried the same title down the block at the Johns Hopkins University, for example, it occurred to me that he was the equivalent of the general secretary of the Communist Party of the old Soviet Union, while I was a mere archduke presiding over someplace that might be … well, Andorra.

Clayton S. Rose to Become the 15th President of Bowdoin College

January 26, 2015

Clayton S. Rose, Ph.D., of Brookline, Mass., has been elected president of Bowdoin College, effective July 1, 2015. The announcement was made today by Bowdoin Board of Trustees Chair Deborah Jensen Barker (Class of 1980) following the unanimous and enthusiastic recommendation by an 18-member Presidential Search Committee and a unanimous vote of approval by Bowdoin’s Board of Trustees.

Tennessee Wesleyan College And Cleveland State Community College Announce Dual Admissions Program

January 26, 2015

Tennessee Wesleyan College and Cleveland State Community College will hold an event to showcase the signing of the new Dual Admissions program between the two colleges. This agreement will allow students to complete an Associate’s degree at CSCC and be enrolled automatically at TWC for a Bachelor’s degree upon completion of the Associate’s degree.

AIB merger to strengthen UI footprint in Des Moines

January 26, 2015

The University of Iowa's footprint in Des Moines will increase significantly after its announced merger Monday with AIB College of Business, a capital city institution since 1921. Presidents of the two higher education centers said the AIB campus at 2500 Fleur Drive will be renamed the University of Iowa Des Moines.

'We All Felt Trapped'

January 23, 2015

MIT last month announced that an investigation had determined that Walter H.G. Lewin, 78, had “engaged in online sexual harassment in violation of MIT policies.” The institution cut ties with Lewin, removing his online courses and lectures from MIT OpenCourseWare and its MOOC platform, MITx, and stripping him of his emeritus title.

How One College Is Getting Strategic in the Face of Challenges

January 23, 2015

olumbia College Chicago lost 24 percent of its enrollment in the five years before Kwang-Wu Kim took over as president, in 2013. He has since overseen an effort to re-evaluate the college’s operations and curricula, and to develop a strategy to turn around its fortunes. He shares his thoughts on how a bold new website is only a first step, on making a strategic plan more than a wish list, and on how his experience as a concert pianist helps him as a college president.

New Trinity University president to focus on diversity

January 23, 2015

Trinity University will have a new leader at the helm this spring. President Dennis Ahlburg is stepping down and is, in fact, already on sabbatical. That's opened the door for a new president, who is learning his way through San Antonio streets with purpose. Dr. Danny Anderson will soon become the 19th president of Trinity University. He said he is aiming at more diversity.

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