College Presidents

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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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Accused Professor Reinstated

Nov 04, 2009 by Ashley Thorne |

Thomas Thibeault, a professor of English at East Georgia College, was escorted from campus by police and suspended from teaching two days after he criticized the school's sexual harassment policy for lack of protection for… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

The Academic Left Has Its Own “The Other”

Oct 08, 2009 by George Leef, Peter Wood |

Peter Wood's piece on the speech by Macalester College president Brian Rosenberg elucidates an interesting point. The academic left loves to talk about how most of America has a backward, irrational aversion to "The Other"… Continue Reading | 1 Comment >

A College President’s False Face

Oct 06, 2009 by Ashley Thorne, Peter Wood |

Macalester College president Brian Rosenberg models the new face of political correctness in his convocation speech “What Am I Doing Here?” Peter Wood takes a close look at the speech in "'Collective Certainty'… Continue Reading | Leave a Comment >

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