Day: June 5, 2013

Gordon Gee: A Brilliant Hustler Steps Down

Gordon Gee’s sudden retirement from Ohio State (after a widely reported, off-the-cuff slur on Catholics) probably ends a remarkable career of academic leadership almost without parallel in American higher education. For a university president to survive 10 years as president of one institution or 25 years in total as president is very unusual, yet Gee […]

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Lower-Tier Schools are in Big Trouble

Joseph Urgo, the President of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, has resigned after a major embarrassment: under his leadership  the incoming freshman class is so small–nearly a hundred student fewer than expected–that the school faces a $3.5 million budget shortfall. That shortfall comes after St. Mary’s, a secular private college, greatly simplified its application and […]

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