Academic Leadership

UND Teaches Students To Deal With A Post-College Reality

As student loan debt reaches unprecedented highs, UND’s new Financial Wellness program is using students to teach students ways to manage that debt.

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'(Bleep) Censorship' Posters Not OK On Saginaw Valley State Billboards, Prompting Legal Challenge

A Saginaw Valley State University student says the school is inhibiting his freedom of speech, but university officials say otherwise.

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UT and A&M Stack Up Well Against Peers (Opinion)

Critics of the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M have had tough questions the last couple of years about how efficiently the state’s flagship universities use their dollars.

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Roger Wms. U. Makes Standardized Tests Optional

Roger Williams University has joined other colleges and universities nationwide to make standardized tests optional for college admissions.

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Courting Merit Scholars Opens Door to Questions

An introductory course here in American government offers the kind of intimate, interactive learning that scholars prize: just 20 students, most of them freshmen, debating the merits of the Senate filibuster one recent morning, and parrying pointed questions from a professor who knew their names.

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Rutgers University To Rewrite Its Long-Term Plan

Rutgers University has a new president, a new athletic conference and a new deal to merge with a medical university.

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University of Phoenix Partnering with Community Colleges

Facing declining enrollment and regulatory scrutiny, the University of Phoenix has targeted community college students as a safe and profitable investment. And some community college administrators, eager to offer their students more opportunities to earn a bachelor’s degree, are embracing the school’s overtures.

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Financial Group Donates Downtown Building to University

In what will be the largest donation it has ever received, the University of the Fraser Valley (British Columbia, Canada) will take ownership in early 2013 of the former BMO Bank of Montreal branch building at historic Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack. The university will renovate and refurbish the facility to create UFV Plaza, a downtown education centre with a focus on programming related to business development and training.

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CFO Theobald Receives Indiana University President's Medal

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie has presented the President's Medal for Excellence to Neil Theobald, IU's chief financial officer, who will become the next president of Temple University in Philadelphia on Jan. 1. The President's Medal is the highest honor an IU president can bestow. Theobald, who joined IU in 1993 as an associate professor of educational finance in the School of Education, has served as chief financial officer since July 2007 and was named senior vice president in October 2011.

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