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Wed October 16, 2013

College Presidents Face Scrutiny Amid Public Outcry Over Tuition

Westfield State University President Evan Dobelle is the latest in an increasing number of college presidents to face scrutiny during this age of diminishing resources. Dobelle has been in the spotlight for what some have called "lavish" spending habits during his tenure at the state university. 

WGBH's higher education blog On Campus took a look at the patterns of college presidents and why there has been so much turnover at the top of the Ivory Tower? 

At Suffolk University, the board has discontinued the use of university credit cards. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst, chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy is expecting greater public scrutiny.

All of us take note of what’s happening in Westfield, and we’re making sure our own expenses are as clean and squeaky clean as possible,” Subbaswamy said. “I think we owe it to the public, especially because of the escalating cost of tuition and fees.”

Read more on the On Campus blog here.

Former Massachusetts Education Secretary Paul Reville talked about the issue on Greater Boston

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