Stories in the category Colleges

Cosby resigns from Temple board

By Laurie Bennett

December 1, 2014 at 4:42pm

Buffeted by allegations of rape and sexual assault, comedian Bill Cosby has resigned from the Temple University board.

Big tobacco and higher education

By Laurie Bennett

May 12, 2013 at 4:45pm

Although tobacco is banned from restaurants, bars and public airwaves, it is still embraced by many of the nation’s colleges.

Thornburgh report on Paterno takes issue with Freeh findings

By Laurie Bennett

February 11, 2013 at 10:51am

Football fans can now choose between dueling reports on Joe Paterno’a involvement in the sex scandals at Penn State.

Billionaires gather at UC Davis

By Laurie Bennett

July 13, 2012 at 2:20pm

It’s not unusual for colleges to invite wealthy individuals to join their boards, but few academic leaders have had more success than the University of California at Davis.

John Hennessy: Stanford president, entrepreneur, investor

By Laurie Bennett

June 7, 2012 at 7:48am

Yesterday we wrote about the Dartmouth College trustees who stand to benefit from the school’s endowment investments.

Trustee-endowment links questioned at Dartmouth

By Laurie Bennett

June 6, 2012 at 9:40am

As might be expected at an Ivy League school, the Dartmouth College board of trustees is well connected.

Major GOP donors also work together helping Michigan college

By Laurie Bennett

July 13, 2011 at 12:44pm

Western Michigan, the state’s GOP stronghold, has long boasted some big-money contributors to conservative causes.

Barnard College president joins Goldman Sachs board

By Laurie Bennett

June 16, 2011 at 2:44pm

Goldman Sachs engaged in a bit of director swapping Thursday, adding Barnard College President Debora L. Spar to its board.

College presidents on Blue Cross boards

By Laurie Bennett

September 13, 2010 at 10:33am

Tom Ross of North Carolina isn’t the only college president to serve as a Blue Cross director.

Former congressmen move to college presidencies

By Laurie Bennett

August 26, 2010 at 9:12am

College presidents and members of Congress have a lot in common, particularly when it comes to public relations and fundraising abilities.

Ivy League presidents find time for corporate boards

By Laurie Bennett

June 30, 2010 at 8:37am

Bloomberg points out today that five of the eight Ivy League college presidents sit on the boards of public companies.

Columbia’s Lee Bollinger: minister without portfolio

By Laurie Bennett

October 19, 2009 at 11:38am

As president of Columbia University, Lee Bollinger has quietly - and sometimes not so quietly - taken on a broader role as ambassador.

University of Illinois president and board done in by ‘clout list’

By A. James Memmott

September 27, 2009 at 8:21am

B. Joseph White seemed like a perfect fit when he was named president of the University of Illinois in 2004.

More than 900 colleges have funds partially frozen by Wachovia

By Carol Eisenberg

October 5, 2008 at 8:25am

Colleges and universities became Exhibit A last week of how quickly the credit crisis is extending beyond Wall Street.

As temporary CEO, Kaplan helped boost Harvard endowment

By A. James Memmott

September 14, 2008 at 9:19am

Robert Steven Kaplan may be the equivalent of a fill-in head coach who takes his team to the Super Bowl and wins.

Did ‘Yoo Doctrine’ spawn torture?

By Carol Eisenberg

April 3, 2008 at 12:59pm

The disclosure this week of a March, 2003 memo from Justice Department lawyer John C. Yoo, asserting that laws banning torture were trumped by the president’s authority as commander-in-chief in a time of war, appears to offer a direct line to subsequent abuses at Abu Ghraib prison.

Kansas Jayhawks have big Muckety in NCAA

By A. James Memmott

April 1, 2008 at 8:30am

Advice to anyone who wants to become a successful (and rich) men’s college basketball coach: Connect to Kansas.

Jane Mendillo taking charge of Harvard endowment

By A. James Memmott

March 29, 2008 at 12:45pm

For the second time in a little more than two years, Harvard University has named a new person to oversee its mammoth endowment fund.

Georgia Tech’s Wayne Clough to lead Smithsonian

By Gary Jacobson

March 15, 2008 at 8:33pm

G. Wayne Clough, the president of Georgia Tech, will become head of the Smithsonian Institution July 1, more than a year after the previous chief, Lawrence Small, resigned over accountability issues.

“This is a treasure of our country, and it needs to move forward,” Clough, 66, said Saturday.

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