The New York Times led the Pulitzer Prizes with awards in four categories, including investigative reporting, while InsideClimate News won for the first time for its coverage of regulation of oil pipelines.
After helping lead Columbia University’s 17-acre expansion in upper Manhattan and its $5 billion fundraising campaign, Nicholas Dirks is taking a pay cut to run the University of California, Berkeley, the pre-eminent U.S. public college that has seen its state funding fall 47 percent in the past five years.
Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University and chairman of the New York Federal Reserve’s board of governors, is facing criticism over his support of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon.
Universities may be forced to roll back affirmative action programs that date to the 1960s, as the U.S. Supreme Court’s Republican-appointed majority weighs how far to limit the use of racial preferences in admissions.
In the 25 years Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University have run a joint campus in China, it’s never published an academic journal. When American student Brendon Stewart tried last year, he found out why.
Nicholas Lemann, an author and longtime contributor to the New Yorker magazine, will step down as dean of Columbia University’s Journalism School after a decade in the post, saying that deans shouldn’t serve as “lifetime rulers” of their schools.
Thirty-six presidents of private, nonprofit U.S. universities were paid more than $1 million in 2010, led by Bob Kerrey, the former Nebraska senator and president of the New School in New York, a study showed.