Yale’s governing board scrapped the petition process for open board seats after several candidates campaigned on single issues and received outside funding and support. Some alumni are worried about becoming disenfranchised and want the original process reinstated.
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Zoraya Hightower opened an email May 24 to disappointment: Her campaign to secure a seat on Yale University’s board of trustees as an alumni fellow had ended in defeat.
TUCKED INSIDE the state budget proposal passed unanimously last week by the Senate is an odd provision directing the chair of the University of Massachusetts board of trustees to invite members of the Legislature “to appear on the agenda for a regular or special meeting of the board.”
The state’s Republican leaders have a strong hand in the public system’s workings — a dynamic observers argue it must break free of.
Attention this week turns to the UW Board of Regents, which finds itself at an interesting inflection point in the political power struggle over control of the University of Wisconsin System with the board holding its first contested election in nearly a decade.
Nikole Hannah-Jones’s tenure bid at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill came to a screeching halt earlier this year. Professors had presumed that Hannah-Jones — who has been recognized with a Pulitzer Prize and a fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for her incisive reporting on race in America — would have a slam-dunk case.
The demographic cliff we have been anticipating since the drop in births with the 2008 recession now has a younger sibling — the COVID-19 cliff is coming with another deep drop in recent births
This op-ed argues that university boards are really in control of many core functions on college and university campuses.
As Covid-19 surged across the country last spring, leaders at Wofford College considered five possible scenarios for the institution’s finances in the fall of 2020. At one end of the spectrum, the small private liberal-arts college in South Carolina would welcome close to its typical number of students back to campus and suffer minimal disruption.
As the pandemic begins to subside in the U.S. and organizations collectively begin to get back on their feet, colleges and universities across the country are opening searches that, if all goes to plan, will allow high-profile leaders to take them into a new era of fundraising, digitalization, sports and, increasingly the case, globalization – not to mention a pandemic and post-pandemic era.