The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill installed its 11th chancellor on Saturday, the first woman to hold the position. Carol Folt is the former interim president at Dartmouth College. Folt said during the ceremony she was overwhelmed by "Carolina warmth and a Tar Heel welcome." She replaces Holden Thorp, UNC-Chapel Hill’s leader since 2008.
A new rating of programs which train teachers is creating a stir. The review by the National Council on Teacher Quality finds most college and university education departments have become what it calls “an industry of mediocrity.” U.S. News and World Report published the ratings this week. They’re generating a lot of criticism and not just from schools which scored poorly.