Law school applications have declined by 20 percent from last year and 38 percent from 2010. There are concerns over soaring tuition, student debt and diminishing availability of lucrative employment.
Sunday, February 10th, the University of Mississippi had significant damage to several of its buildings on the southern part of the campus. No injuries have been reported by University police.
Florida International University’s Werthiem College of Medicine now has full accreditation. The Liason Committee on Medical Education (LCME) says the college has met all of the required steps to become an accredited medical school.
Our Lady of the Lake University President Tessa Martinez Pollack will leave office effective March 1st after more than 10 years in that post. An interim president has not yet been chosen.
In January, Stevens-Henager became a nonprofit institution. The change in status from for-profit to non-profit will allow the school to seek scholarship donations and accept donated equipment.
Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, has donated $350 million to his alma mater, bringing the total donations over the past four decades to $1.1 billion.
The Board of the University of the District of Columbia, in an effort to save $8.5 million a year, has laid off dozens of positions from its staff and faculty and eliminated 69.
Dr. Suresh, previously director of the National Science Foundation, has been selected as Carnegie Mellon’s ninth president. He succeeds Dr. Jared L. Cohon who is stepping down at the end of the academic year.
Millikin University president Harold Jeffcoat has retired effective January 30, 2013. He stated that it was simply a good time for him to leave office. Rich Dunsworth, Vice President of Enrollment, has been named Interim President.