Fontbonne University http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Help Wanted: Local Colleges Search For New Leaders http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/help-wanted-local-colleges-search-new-leaders <p>Updated at 3:23 p.m. Mon., Feb. 17, with announcement of new SIU president. Some of the jobs came open suddenly, one at the end of a long campus standoff and still others quietly at the end of long, productive tenures, but they all have resulted in room at the top of the ivory tower:</p><p>At least four local schools – Saint Louis University, Harris-Stowe State University, St. Louis Community College and the Southern Illinois University system – have vacancies in the office of their top administrator or did until Monday, when SIU named a new president.</p> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 23:12:33 +0000 Dale Singer 33667 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Help Wanted: Local Colleges Search For New Leaders Fontbonne University rescinding graduation speech invite to "Three Cups of Tea" author http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fontbonne-university-rescinding-graduation-speech-invite-three-cups-tea-author <p><strong>Updated 1:45 p.m. April 28:</strong></p><p><em>Via the Associated Press:</em></p><p>Fontbonne University announced Thursday that the &quot;Three Cups of Tea&quot; co-author won&#39;t deliver its May 21 commencement speech nor receive an honorary degree.</p><p>The school noted in a brief statement that it has been unable to reach Mortenson to discuss allegations raised in a recent &quot;60 Minutes&quot; investigation (see below for details). The CBS News program reported that the book is filled with inaccuracies and that Mortenson&#39;s charitable organization has taken credit for building schools that don&#39;t exist.</p><p>Faculty and student leaders at the private Catholic school also voted to rescind Mortenson&#39;s invitation. The author has become a celebrated humanitarian for his work establishing schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan.</p><p> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 19:31:38 +0000 Kelsey Proud & The Associated Press 970 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fontbonne University rescinding graduation speech invite to "Three Cups of Tea" author