Graduate Students

When a Grad Student Called on Black Academics to Vent, Hundreds Answered

A Northwestern U. graduate student invited other academics on Twitter to air examples of racism and microaggressions in higher education. Here’s what he says is driving him.



Basic Training for Higher Ed

Why colleges might look to the armed forces for guidance on serving low-income students.



A Preordained Presidential Pick Gives Rise to a New Governance Battle

Georgia’s university system skipped a formal search in selecting a controversial state politician to run Kennesaw State University. Professors are fighting the move to keep it from happening again.

The Ticker

College of Southern Idaho Settles Discrimination Lawsuit

A former vice president will receive $650,000 after claiming that she had been discriminated against because of her gender and status as an immigrant.

The Ticker

Harvard Reaches Tentative Deal With Striking Dining-Hall Workers

The president of the union representing the workers says the deal accomplished all of their goals, which included increased wages and the preservation of current health-care costs.


Resident Assistants Find Themselves on the Front Lines of Title IX Compliance

College housing’s student workers have long been relied on to resolve roommate disputes, but the heightened enforcement of the federal gender-equity law has made them key reporters of sexual violence.


Leadership & Governance

Video: A Former West Point Official Helps Mount St. Mary’s Find Its Footing

Tim Trainor, interim president of the Roman Catholic institution in Maryland, says he needs to steady the ship, calm faculty fears, and rebuild trust after the tumultuous tenure of his predecessor.



Bill Bowen: Man of Achievement

He never stopped caring, and he never stopped being the most thoughtful and articulate voice on a host of issues central to our educational system and our civic life.



William Bowen, Influential Higher-Ed Thinker and President of Princeton and Mellon, Dies at 83

The former head of a top university and leading foundation in the arts also was a powerful thinker on a range of academic issues, including affirmative action, athletics priorities, and technological change.


The Lasting Impact of William Bowen: An Appreciation

His influence on higher education reached far and wide. But in his later years, his work on two of his great interests — why students drop out, and how well educational technology works — cast an especially long shadow.



William Bowen on Higher Education

He was a higher-education economist who published a series of important books and reports on the challenges facing colleges. He also wrote frequently for The Chronicle. Here's a selection.

The Ticker

Faculty Strike Ends in Settlement at Pennsylvania's State-Owned Colleges

Union members, who had worked without a contract for more than a year, made concessions to reach a deal.



Admissions Offices Scramble to Comply With New Overtime Rule

An update to labor law requires colleges to give raises to some employees in the time-intensive field, pay them overtime, or scale back their hours.


The Chronicle Review

Ballot Pox

It's time to stop pretending that there's such a thing as a rational voter.

Special Reports

Want Breakthroughs That Last? Consider Your Business Model

Colleges too often plunge into innovative strategies without thinking about how much they will cost.


Special Reports

Shadow Those Students, for Their Own Good

This is how colleges — and their students — can benefit from the findings of user-experience teams.



‘Knowledge of X is Preferred’

How can I boost my chances if I have everything else listed in the job ad except for X?



Mountain Climbing and Dissertation Writing

What an Everest climber taught me about surviving the post-Ph.D. blues.