Fueling Lawsuits

Nov 26, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

Harvard students sue to divest from fossil fuels.

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Divestment’s Gettysburg?

Mar 11, 2014 by Rachelle Peterson |

The divestment movement suffers a devastating defeat at Hamilton College.

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The University of California Regents Contradict Themselves

Jun 25, 2013 by Charles L. Geshekter , John Ellis |

In a new series of correspondence about the California Association of Scholars' report A Crisis of Competence, the University of California Regents appear less than transparent.

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Calling on the Regents to Protect Academic Integrity

Aug 29, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

John Ellis writes about the controversy at UCLA in which a professor included a link, "Boycotting Israel," on his class website.

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Stop Treating Trustees Like Mushrooms

Aug 22, 2012 by George Leef |

Most college and university trustees are generally kept in the dark; they need independence to get the right information.

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Richard Vedder on PSU Report and University Governance

Jul 17, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

NAS Board member Richard Vedder suggests some necessary reforms in university governance in light of the Penn State scandal.

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Don’t Count on Trustees

Feb 01, 2012 by George Leef |

Are Trustees trustworthy? Not until they become CEOs.

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Video: Ben Novak on Trusteeship and Shared Governance

Sep 13, 2011 by Andy Nash |

Former PSU trustee Dr. Ben Novak joins Andy Nash for an insightful look at the historical and current role of trustees in higher education.

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Anne Neal Argues That Trustees Should Get Involved

Aug 23, 2011 by George Leef |

Anne Neal urges trustees to find out what’s actually going on at their schools and to stop sitting around like potted plants and do something about the clear erosion of academic standards and student learning.

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Totems in America

May 23, 2011 by Peter Wood |

Peter Wood defends the CUNY trustee who opposed an honorary degree for playwright Tony Kushner.

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CUNY Trustees Stand Up Against Faculty’s Anti-Israel Sentiments - In Vain

May 11, 2011 by NYAS |

A statement of NAS's affiliate the New York Association of Scholars on the Kushner controversy.

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NTNU Board Rejects Boycott of Israel

Nov 16, 2009 by Candace de Russy |

The trustees of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), reports the Jerusalem Post, have unanimously voted against severing ties with Israeli universities, and no one rose to argue in favor of the corrosive proposal.… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

Three Cheers for the Dons: Part 2

May 06, 2009 by Tom Wood |

Governance structures that take control of the university out of the hands of the faculty make it easier for

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University Governance: Will Dartmouth Become Shutmouth?

Dec 12, 2007 by |

Poor Dartmouth College. Having opted back in the nineteenth century to allow its alumni to choose half of its governing board, it is now stuck with the consequences: four successive trustee elections lost to insurgents and an administration… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >