Around the industry: GWU President will not renew contract next year

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  • Massachusetts: Northeastern University (NEU) is being criticized on social media for a text it sent encouraging alumni to donate and win a chance for NEU to pay back $1,000 in their student loans. "Inspired by a well-intentioned donor, the university launched a one-time text message campaign to a limited group of alumni," a university spokesperson said in response to the criticism. "It was a one-day effort and has now concluded" (Inside Higher Ed, 6/6).
  • Ohio: Eighty-five students at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine face disciplinary action following an investigation that uncovered a cheating conspiracy. An investigation was launched in February after an allegation surfaced that students had found a way to share answers on their online take-home exams (Mogan Edwards, Columbus Dispatch, 6/7).
  • Washington, D.C.: George Washington University (GWU) President Steven Knapp will not renew his contract when it expires in 2017, the university announced Tuesday. Knapp, who was named president of GWU in 2007, will continue in his role through the coming academic year while the university searches for his successor (Pettit, "The Ticker," Chronicle of Higher Education, 6/7).

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