Higher Education
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Student protesters force out another university leader

Higher Education | Critics bemoan school administrators’ willingness to let students make staffing decisions
by Melinda Taylor
Posted 6/09/16, 08:30 am

Buckling under student demands for more diverse faculty and a “non-Eurocentric curriculum,” the interim provost at Seattle University last week placed the dean of its Matteo Ricci College on administrative leave.

On day 22 of a sit-in by protesting students, interim provost Bob Dullea announced Jodi Kelly would be placed on leave as dean of the Jesuit university’s humanities college. 

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Ken Starr loses job amid Baylor sex scandal

Higher Education | Rocked by claims administrators ignored claims of violence against women, the Baptist university removes its president and football coach
by Bonnie Pritchett
Posted 5/26/16, 08:25 pm

Citing a “fundamental failure” by Baylor University to comply with federal regulations regarding sexual violence against students and a football program that appeared to operate “above the rules,” the university today announced it had removed President Ken Starr from office and fired head football coach Art Briles and other unnamed members of the administration and athletics program.

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More details emerge in Liberty, DeMoss split

Higher Education | Both sides respond to the circumstances surrounding the resignation of the longtime board member over Jerry Falwell Jr.’s endorsement of Donald Trump
by Jamie Dean
Posted 5/18/16, 02:05 pm

Nearly a month after Mark DeMoss resigned as chairman of Liberty University’s executive committee and from the school’s board of trustees, DeMoss and school leaders have offered more details on the circumstances that led to the separation. DeMoss’ resignation came less than two months after he publicly expressed his disapproval of Liberty president Jerry Falwell Jr.’s endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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