Robert Diamond, the former Barclays Plc chief, gave $6 million to finance a Colby College building that has become a focal point for student dissent over his role at the 199-year-old school in Waterville, Maine.
Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman said she worried she wasn’t qualified 11 years ago when the search committee urged her to apply for the post. A renowned molecular biologist, Tilghman sought the advice of then Princeton President Harold T. Shapiro, who was retiring.
Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman’s retirement next June along with departures of the heads at Yale University and Dartmouth College mark a generational shift in leadership in the Ivy League.
As much as higher education and corporate America would like to be engaged, college presidents are struggling to reconcile the demands and values of academia with shareholder skepticism about their boardroom commitments.
Providence, Rhode Island’s capital, had its rating cut by Standard & Poor’s even as it seeks to repair its finances by overhauling an ailing pension system and extracting bigger voluntary payments from Brown University.