College, Inc.: Publics


Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 07/16/2012

St. Mary’s College moves to shore up selectivity

A strategic shift aims to jump-start stagnant admissions at Maryland’s vaunted public liberal arts school. A longtime admissions officer has moved on.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:23 PM ET, 07/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Admissions, Aid, Finance, Liberal Arts, Publics | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland, liberal arts

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012

Sullivan: U-Va. more united than ever

With the president reinstated, university leaders say the recent “near-death experience” has made the institution stronger.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:10 PM ET, 07/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  Teresa Sullivan, Helen Dragas, UVA

Posted at 12:27 PM ET, 06/22/2012

At 150, land-grant public universities struggle to return to roots

Public higher education approaches a milestone.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:27 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  Morrill Act, public universities

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012

McDonnell urges U-Va. board to replace Sullivan swiftly

Faculty leaders announced Friday that they will meet Monday morning with the university’s Board of Visitors to discuss the forced resignation of President Teresa Sullivan.

By Anita Kumar and Daniel de Vise  |  06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012

McDonnell urges U-Va. board to replace Sullivan swiftly

Faculty leaders announced Friday that they will meet Monday morning with the university’s Board of Visitors to discuss the forced resignation of President Teresa Sullivan.

By Anita Kumar and Daniel de Vise  |  06:02 PM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 06/14/2012

Teresa Sullivan’s deputies praise U-Va. board as ‘resolute’

In a note, the U-Va. provost and chief operating officer praise calm and applaud those on the Grounds who have responded to the president’s abrupt resignation with “optimism”.

By Daniel de Vise and Anita Kumar  |  04:13 PM ET, 06/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 06/13/2012

Teresa Sullivan ouster: 33 faculty leaders protest her dismissal from University of Virginia presidency

The letter from 33 department chairs and program directors urges the university’s Board of Visitors to “reopen discussion” with the ousted leader.

By Daniel de Vise and Anita Kumar  |  04:15 PM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia, Teresa Sullivan

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 05/21/2012

Public university presidents nearly crack the $2 million mark

Gordon Gee, president of Ohio State and a college leader since 1981, comes a few thousand dollars short of a compensation milestone.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:35 AM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  higher education, executive compensation

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 02/16/2012

University of Texas moves to enforce ‘slacker’ rule

The Texas flagship looks for ways to boost its four-year graduation rate — even if that means making fifth-year students feel a bit less welcome.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:12 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Attainment, Public policy, Publics

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/18/2012

Should William and Mary students pay ‘market rates’?

President Taylor Reveley says the university should think about a more market-based tuition structure — but it’s just an idea, for now.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Admissions, Aid, Finance, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  College of William and Mary

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 01/03/2012

Berkeley and the public Ivies: Five lingering questions

Further thoughts on the fiscal peril facing Berkeley and other top public universities.

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:24 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Aid, Finance, Public policy, Publics

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Can the public Ivies be saved?

Mary Sue Coleman, president of the University of Michigan, discusses — and rejects — two radical proposals that could potentially save the nation’s top public universities.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:17 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Maryland regents reject merger of College Park, Baltimore

Instead, the two schools will form a “strategic alliance” to find the collaborative spark that has eluded them.

By Daniel de Vise  |  03:20 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 11/18/2011

UT Austin: A model of waste, or efficiency?

The university wrote a point-by-point rebuttal to a critical analysis by a higher-education think tank. Suffice it to say, they reached opposite conclusions.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:18 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Labor, Pedagogy, Research, Publics

Posted at 05:33 PM ET, 10/24/2011

Five arguments against a University of Maryland merger

President of the U-Md. campus in Baltimore — the likely junior partner in a proposed merger with the College Park campus — shares his faculty’s concerns.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:33 PM ET, 10/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Public policy, Publics, Rankings | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 10/05/2011

Harvard falls from top spot in global college rankings

CalTech is now regarded as the world’s top university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, an influential annual list

By Daniel de Vise  |  07:00 PM ET, 10/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Rankings, Publics, Research

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Robert Gates replaces O’Connor as WM chancellor

Former Defense secretary is a 1965 alumnus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  11:58 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  College of William and Mary

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 07/12/2011

St. Mary’s College defends its tuition

Maryland’s public liberal arts college charges more than any other state university in the region, but less than its liberal-arts peers.

By Daniel de Vise  |  10:56 AM ET, 07/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Aid, Finance, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  St. Mary's College of Maryland

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 07/07/2011

Maryland immigrant tuition bill goes to voters

One grass-roots campaign appears to have stalled another, and Maryland’s version of the DREAM Act may be blocked.

By Daniel de Vise  |  06:06 PM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Finance, Public policy, Publics

Posted at 09:49 PM ET, 05/27/2011

Study: Public universities leaner now than in 2001

Public institutions employed 21 staff members per 100 students in the 2009-10 academic year, down from 23 in 2001-02

By Daniel de Vise  |  09:49 PM ET, 05/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Labor, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  college finance, college staffing

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Former Towson (and current U-Mass) President Caret on grad rates

“We all know, from years of experience, which students can graduate from our campuses. Focus on them.”

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:57 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Attainment, Publics | Tags:  Towson University

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 05/24/2011

Study: One-fifth of faculty does most of the work

If the other 80 percent worked as hard as the most productive 20 percent, tuition at the University of Texas could be cut in half, the study suggests.

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:23 PM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Finance, Labor, Pedagogy, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  faculty, Center for College Affordibility and Productivity

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 05/12/2011

D.C. Council recommends separate community college

“Community College Independence Act of 2011” would effectively dissolve the two-year college created in the division of UDC and replace it with an independent entity.

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:56 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Accreditation, Community Colleges, Public policy, Publics

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Loh: One-third of state’s best students should attend U-Md.

Former University of Iowa provost speaks optimistically of potential merger with Baltimore professional campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011

Loh: One-third of state’s best students should attend U-Md.

Former University of Iowa provost speaks optimistically of potential merger with Baltimore professional campus.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:09 PM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Public university presidents aren’t the academy’s top earners

Who earns more? Several private university presidents. And a smattering of coaches, med-school officers and CFOs.

By Daniel de Vise  |  04:24 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Athletics, Finance, Publics | Tags:  University of Maryland, George Mason University, Georgetown University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Mc­Don­nell pledges funds to repair U-Va. Rotunda

Virgina’s governor pledges $2 million to begin repairs on the Thomas Jefferson-designed U-Va. Rotunda, after the General Assembly passed it over.

By Daniel de Vise  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Finance, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  University of Virginia

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/02/2011

Cal State's Reed: Don't cut Pell grant program

California State University broke with years of tradition in the 2008 downturn by adopting competitive admissions. For the first time in a long time, California students in the top third of their classes with B averages weren't guaranteed admission. Since...

By Daniel de Vise  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Access, Administration, Admissions, Aid, Attainment, Community Colleges, Finance, For-profit colleges, Public policy, Publics | Tags:  Cal State University, California higher education, Charles Reed CSU, Pell grants, higher education cuts

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/20/2010

USM's Kirwan: No Pay Cut

Well, here's something you don't see too often in a newsroom. We publish something flattering about a source. He says it's not true and asks for a correction. We reported in Tuesday's paper the latest survey of executive compensation for...

By Daniel de Vise  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Publics, Publics, Publics | Tags:  Executive compensation, University System of Maryland, higher education finance