College Presidents

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Taking Back the University: Better to be Feared Than Loved

Mar 08, 2013 by Robert Weissberg |

Weissberg explains how the political correctness gang is responsible for the attack on Emory University President. 

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Emory University’s Outcry Against Its President

Feb 28, 2013 by George W. Dent |

Emory University President John Wagner has been vilified by faculty and students for praising the three-fifths compromise in the original Constitution.

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John Silber, R.I.P.

Sep 28, 2012 by Keith Whitaker |

Whitaker offers his salute of farewell to Silber, former President of Boston University.

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John Silber, Intellectual Gunslinger

Sep 28, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Former president of Boston University and NAS board of advisors member dies.

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Why Higher Ed Costs So Much and Delivers So Little

Sep 21, 2012 by George Leef |

The Pope Center looks at how higher education funds are allocated, for better or for worse.

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Rookie (University) Presidents

Apr 24, 2012 by Mitch Pearlstein |

Some quests for openness come at a real cost, writes Mitch Pearlstein.

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Community College Presidents and Compensation

Apr 12, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

What do they make?  

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Choosing a Non-Ideological President to Lead Shimer College

Mar 12, 2012 by Michael Strong |

Shimer College has announced the appointment of a new president, Susan Henking, a feminist religious scholar.

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Rick Santorum Is Right

Mar 07, 2012 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood reviews the presidential hopeful Rick Santorum’s controversial remarks about higher education.

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What Hath Crow Wrought?

Feb 15, 2012 by George Leef |

A skeptical look at Arizona State president Michael Crow.

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Are College Presidents Paid Too Much? NAS’s Herb London Weighs In

Dec 12, 2011 by Ashley Thorne |

Herb opines that some presidents may deserve the high salaries they receive, but often their income can hurt morale at a university if faculty members perceive it as unfairly extravagant. 

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Not Lost, Just ‘Finding Our Way’

May 03, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood proposes a famously confused guide on the Oregon Trail as the archetype of today

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Statement by the California Association of Scholars Regarding Chancellor Birgeneau’s…

Jan 19, 2011 by |

NAS's California affiliate calls out UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau for his improper use of his position for political advocacy.

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Is “Good President” Redundant?

Nov 20, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Time magazine recently published a list of the 10 best college presidents. But what makes a president "good"? Are there good college presidents, or are they all just silly people in silly jobs?

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CSU Chico Buckles Down on Employees’ Mileage

Nov 12, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

A faculty member at California State University, Chico, sent me the following email from the director of the university's institute for sustainable development:
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