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On November 12 a large group of protesters at Dartmouth College finished a night of demonstrations about racism by entering a campus library, disrupting students at work there, and loudly chanting “black lives matter.” Twelve days later the college is still responding to the protest.
Colgate University has selected its 17th president. Brian Casey, the current president of DePauw University, has been tapped to serve as the Hamilton college's next president, announced Colgate University on Thursday. He will officially start serving as Colgate University's president on July 1, 2016.
Walter Harrison, the baseball-loving administrator who stabilized the University of Hartford's finances, boosted its enrollment and bolstered its academic reputation, will retire as the school's president on June 30, 2017.
Affirming its commitment to making a college education available to students of all financial backgrounds, Lehigh University has announced a new financial aid initiative that will see the university meet 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated financial need. Lehigh will leverage a combination of scholarships, grants, work study and loans to fill the gap between the cost of attendance and the calculated expected family contribution. Additionally, Lehigh will cap loans included in a student’s Lehigh financial aid package for all students with need, at a maximum of $5,000 per year.
Washington College officials on Saturday announced the death of sophomore Jacob Marberger, whose disappearance shut down the Maryland school as police and FBI searched for him this week.
A tide of Muhlenberg College students washed into Wood Dining Commons, driven by a racial divide that's seething on campuses across the country. They came despite having only about 24 hours' notice for the town hall meeting on race relations. New Muhlenberg President John Williams had announced it the day before, after someone in or near the campus posted what were perceived as racist remarks on a social media website.
Guilford College professors have been promoting an Every Campus a Refuge program in which campuses such as Guilford will help refugees as they relocate to the United States. But North Carolina Representative John Blust, a Republican, is calling on the college to abandon the program.
Washington College closed its Maryland campus Tuesday morning until further notice as police and the FBI intensified the search for a “despondent” sophomore who is believed to be armed.
Bethany Lutheran College officially welcomed its tenth president, Dr. Gene Pfeifer, when he was inaugurated November 13, 2015, in Trinity Chapel. Prior to Bethany Lutheran College, Dr. Pfeifer served as president of St. Croix Lutheran Grades 6-12 in West St. Paul, MN.
The College of Wooster has named Sarah Bolton, dean of the college and professor of physics at Williams College, as president.
Bolton will take office on July 1, 2016. She replaces Grant Cornwell, who was named president of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida earlier this year.
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