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A series of high-profile scandals have forced leading university presidents — including Ohio State University's E. Gordon Gee and Florida Atlantic University's Mary Jane Saunders — to resign amid unprecedented scrutiny.
A person familiar with the situation tells the Associated Press that Eddie Jordan is nearing an agreement with Rutgers to replace Mike Rice as coach.
Thousands of National Grid utility workers complain they have yet to be fully compensated. Some say they haven't received their overtime pay, others contend they have gotten paychecks with zeros, while still others say payroll deductions they arranged for mortgage, child support and alimony payments were not made, according to union officials.
Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera has a broken bone below his right eye after being struck by a bad-hop grounder, sidelining the star slugger for at least a week with Opening Day on deck.
It's impossible to say just how much responsibility Mr. Barchi personally bears for what took place at basketball practice, but the coverage of the Rutgers controversy and others like it can create a scenario in which schools' credibility is put at risk, Mr. Hurley said.
"There's simply more pressure being put on public university presidents these days. There's a lot of attention on them. Presidents [of colleges] live in fishbowls," said Dan Hurley, director of state relations and policy analysis at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. "Everything they do and say is going to be scrutinized and in the age of social media, it's a lot more challenging."