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A popular University of Virginia president is forced to resign because board members thought she wasn't working quickly enough to address diminished funding and other challenges. Purdue University hires as its new president a governor who lacks academic experience but is adept at raising money and cutting education spending.

And the president of the University of Texas enlists a committee of high-profile corporate executives to examine the school's budget and operations.

The governing boards of colleges and universities are...

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