Daniel Fromson

From the Boardroom to the Quad

Once Obama’s “pay czar” takes on the bloated bonuses of Wall Street, writes David Grant in the Christian Science Monitor, he should begin prowling the halls of higher education. Grant’s recent article, based on data from the Chronicle of Higher Education and the AFL-CIO, makes a compelling case that because university endowments have dwindled due… Read more »

Bad News Golden Bears

The Associated Press reports that the faculty of UC-Berkeley is up in arms over the university’s continued subsidizing of college sports. Yesterday, the campus Academic Senate voted 91-68 to approve a nonbinding resolution calling for an end to campus support of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA). According to the resolution (click here for a… Read more »

No More Holiday Inn Overnights?

As Jesse noted earlier today, collegiate athletics spending has been surging with the momentum of an offensive lineman, but schools with major football programs agree that rising costs cannot be sustained. According to a study released Monday by the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, most Football Bowl Subdivision university presidents believe that some kind of… Read more »

Campus Audits of Employees Take Hold

Inside Higher Ed: As pressure has built on colleges and universities to prove their performance to increasingly questioning external audiences, many institutions have realized that they must start by better understanding their own strengths and weaknesses. That has led increasing numbers of individual institutions, public university systems (like the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities), and… Read more »