Author: Todd J. Zywicki

Todd J. Zywicki, a professor at George Mason Law School and a regular blogger at the Volokh Conspiracy, served as a trustee at Dartmouth from 2005 to 2009.

A Bit of Sarbanes-Oxley for Universities, Please

The impulse to impose Sarbanes-Oxley on universities is tempting.  Indeed,  formal legal mandates on conflicts of interest and the other attributes of good governance might be even more appropriate for universities than for public corporations, as universities lack many of the safeguards of good governance, such as the ability to measure performance through profitability and […]

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Faculty Bewildered as Administrators Siphon Off Money

“Inside Higher Ed” reports that Dartmouth College, facing a $100 million budget gap, is taking more funds from endowed chairs and endowed programs to help pay for administrative costs, alarming faculty, some of whom think the move is unethical. Here is a first reaction to this news: we still think faculty run our institutions, but […]

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