Category: Higher Education

Federal Court Ruling Emphasizes Deference Due Accreditors

Last week, a federal district court sitting in Georgia upheld the decision of regional accreditor, The Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges, to revoke accreditation of The Paine College, a historically black college in Augusta, Georgia. Paine had been accredited by The Southern Association for nearly 100 years.

Foiled by FOIA: How One University President’s Emails May Be His Undoing

We’re all guilty of it. In a hurry or a huff, we’ve all sent an email or text we wish we could take back. Unlike private conversations, those messages often have a hauntingly long, and very public, shelf life. No one knows this better than John M. Engler, interim president of embattled Michigan State University, which has been reeling since news of the Larry Nassar abuse scandal broke.