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Ferrum College Launches Online Degree

April 1, 2015

Ferrum College has launched a fully accredited Criminal Justice Bachelor of Science Online Degree Completion Program, which is designed to prepare students with applied science degrees in criminal justice for enhanced careers in law, law enforcement, corrections and social science research.

Syracuse University to Divest Fossil Fuel Investments

April 1, 2015

Syracuse University is ending its direct investment in coal mining and other fossil fuel companies.  The university announced the policy change Tuesday, after years of student and faculty calls to do so. Last fall, student protesters, calling for divestment, among other issues, occupied SU's administration building for 18 days.

In Due Time

April 1, 2015

Online students at Oral Roberts University have a new item to add to their college shopping lists: a smartwatch. O.R.U. is one of few institutions piloting wearable technology this spring, requiring all new online students to purchase a smartwatch. The experiment, which began in January, initially seeks to extend the university’s belief in the importance of physical fitness to online students, but may later this year give researchers insight into student motivation.

Timothy Law Snyder Chosen to Lead Loyola Marymount University

March 31, 2015

The Loyola Marymount University Board of Trustees has selected a former administrator from another Jesuit institution to lead the Los Angeles campus.  Timothy Law Snyder will be the 16th president when he takes over in June. He will replace David W. Burcham, who has served as president since 2010 and is retiring.

Cyber Attack Hits Fairleigh Dickinson; Rutgers Works to Restore Internet Service

March 31, 2015

Fairleigh Dickinson University officials confirm that a cyber attack attack shut down the university's computer network Saturday.  Both the Teaneck and Florsham Park campuses were affected.

How This Private College Maintains a $1 Billion Endowment Without Charging Tuition

March 31, 2015

Berea College, a liberal arts college located in Kentucky, has a massive $1 billion endowment.  But unlike other private liberal arts colleges with whopping endowments, Berea has accumulated its endowment all while offering four-year degrees to students tuition-free.  Now that student loan debt is the second-largest source of consumer debt in America, it might be time to glean some lessons from Berea.

Racist Graffiti Prompts Connecticut College to Cancel Classes, Reflect

March 31, 2015

Connecticut College suspended life as usual Monday as students, faculty and administrators came together for a dayong dialogue on racism and hate speech prompted by the discovery Sunday of racist graffiti in a college bathroom.  College President Katherine Bergeron, who canceled classes and worked with students and faculty late into Sunday night to arrange the mandatory Monday program, said it's been a "difficult month." 

Mary Schmidt Campbell Named New President of Spelman College

March 30, 2015

Spelman College has named Mary Schmidt Campbell as its 10th president of the Atlanta-based historically-black women’s institution.  Campbell, who will begin her new job on Aug. 1 following the tenure of Beverly Daniel Tatum’s 13 years as Spelman’s president, is the dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and university professor in the Department of Art and Public Policy at New York University. 

How Sweet Briar's Board Decided to Close the College

March 30, 2015

Hilary Bowie remembers when she made the mental jump from being a college student to being a member of her college’s Board of Directors. It was at her first board meeting, in November 2012, six months after she had graduated from Sweet Briar College.

Roosevelt University Names New President

March 27, 2015

At a time when Roosevelt University faces financial uncertainty, it has named an accomplished fundraiser as its new president.
Ali Malekzadeh, who will take over as the Chicago school's sixth president July 1, is a 59-year-old Iranian-American who has been a business dean at private and public universities for 17 years, most recently at the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University since 2011.

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