In a 3-1 decision this week, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that teaching and research assistants at Columbia University are covered employees under the National Labor Relations Act, and therefore have the right to unionize. The Board’s decision will have major financial and academic implications for private institutions of higher education throughout the United States, with the potential to impact both the balance sheets and the curriculum of private colleges and universities nationwide.
Suffolk University is still reeling after the university's Board of Trustees voted last month to abruptly fire President Margaret McKenna, who had already agreed to resign. Suffolk has burned through five presidents in five years. By any account, that's a lot of break-ups. But Suffolk isn't alone; the problems there represent broader relationship issues between presidents and their boards.
Hillary Clinton’s alma mater is eager to see the first woman in American history officially accept the presidential nominee of a major political party. After Clinton accepts the nomination Thursday night in Philadelphia, Wellesley College is also expecting a bump.
This month, Doctor David Podell takes the helm at Massachusetts Bay Community College. For the past eight years, he was the vice president for Academic Affairs at Marymount Manhattan College in New York.
As part of our Leaders in Higher Education series, On Campus' Kirk Carapezza caught up with Podell on campus in Wellesley and asked him how his previous experience at a private college prepared him for his new job.
Students and faculty at four Boston-area colleges will welcome new leaders to campus for this upcoming school year. These soon-to-be college presidents will serve their schools during a time of nationwide racial tensions, increasingly competitive higher education markets, and a palpable anxiety about the fate of private liberal arts colleges and state-funded universities.
Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential search has created some buzz in the Boston area, where a university dean was being vetted for the democratic ticket. With Clinton’s vice presidential pick imminent Friday or Saturday, Tufts dean Admiral James Stavridis was on the presumptive democratic presidential nominee’s shortlist.