Fall 2012 law school applications down 20 percent from last year

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.

University of Southern Mississippi campus suffered tornado damage

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 Medical School receives full accreditation

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.

President of Our Lady of the Lake University will resign March 1st

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.

Stevens-Henager College become nonprofit institution

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.


The University of the District of Columbia eliminates nearly 100 positions

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.

Carnegie Mellon has named Dr. Subra Suresh as president

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, retires

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.