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  • Alabama: Alabama State University's Board of Trustees voted 8-6 last week to place President Gwen Boyd on administrative leave. Boyd will receive a statement of charges at a Nov. 14 post-determination hearing, although she has been charged with not maintaining the board's confidence. While the board searches for a new leader, Provost Leon Wilson will serve as interim president (Davis, Montgomery Advertiser, 11/4). 
  • Arkansas: Arkansas State University is teaming up with information skills solutions provider Credo to offer Arkansas students in grades 7-12 a suite of information literacy resources. Through the Literati High School Partnership, students will have access to Credo's School Core Content Collection of e-books and reference entries (Nagel, Campus Technology, 11/4).
  • Connecticut: The University of St. Joseph, which has been a women's institution for 84 years, is now considering opening up the school to male students. In an email sent last week, President Rhona Free said she will be convening a task force this month to consider enrolling men. "I really do believe in the power of a women's education, and if we were to decide to admit men, we would do that if we see evidence that it would allow us to enhance the experience of undergraduate women," Free says (Megan, Hartford Courant, 11/4). 

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