Academic Leadership

Eastern Kentucky University Taps 12th President

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  • Michael T. Benson will put his knack for leadership and raising funds to use as president of Eastern Kentucky University, beginning August 1. Currently leading Southern Utah University, he is working to raise $30 million for the Southern Utah Center for the Arts, $28 million of which has been raised so far. He directed and developed SUU’s $100 million The Future is Rising comprehensive campaign, of which $85 million had been raised as of early April.

Cornell Names Logevall Vice Provost for International Relations

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Frederik Logevall, the John S. Knight Professor of International Studies and director of the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University, has been appointed the university’s vice provost for international relations, to begin July 1. He will succeed Alice Pell, who has served as vice provost since 2008. A history professor with expertise in U.S. foreign relations, Logevall will remain director of the Einaudi Center and will assist the office of the vice provost for undergraduate education in the oversight of the Cornell Abroad program.

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Community Colleges Help India with Ambitious Education Plan

About 25 community college leaders traveled to India last month to advise government officials and education leaders as they implement an ambitious plan to upgrade the nation’s technical education system. India has made a commitment to establish 200 community colleges over the next few years.

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Rutgers To Propose Merging Newark And Camden Law Schools

Rutgers University is preparing to merge its two law schools, campus officials said today.

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LSU Considering Research Focused Medical School For Baton Rouge

LSU’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is seeking to open a four-year medical school focused on research, and the idea has drawn tentative support from the LSU System Board of Supervisors.

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New 'Flipped Classroom' Learning Model Catching On In Wisconsin Schools

It's being employed not only in local elementary and high schools, but also at Madison Area Technical College, UW-Madison and even the Madison Fire Department.

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The New Face of Higher Education: Why "College-lite" Simply Will Not Cut It

One of the most pressing concerns for many potential college students is access to education, particularly as it relates to the affordability of schools with rising tuition and fees that cannot always be offset by having a job.

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The Presidency Job: Public versus Private

The search for and first years in office of a new president at a public university can carry extra burdens, say experts on those institutions. For starters, says presidential search consultant John Thornburgh, the vetting of candidates becomes a more complicated proposition because of the transparency usually practiced by state schools.

The Tumultuous Presidency

A rash of high-profile firings offers some lessons in starting out

The Universities of Oregon, Illinois, and Virginia have plenty in common. They all rate as leading research institutions, boast a high-achieving graduate and undergraduate student body, and field formidable athletic teams that compete regularly for national championships.

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Post-College Success Not All About the Money

A broader look at liberal arts graduates’ futures

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