1994: No Appeasing Angry Historians

June 19, 2016

50 Years of Covers

In November 2016, The Chronicle of Higher Education will mark its 50th anniversary. To lead up to the occasion, we’ve chosen front pages featuring some of our reporting on key events in higher education and capturing the zeitgeist of the nation’s colleges and universities over the years.

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W hen Drew Gilpin Faust (above) became head of the American Historical Association’s professional division, which reviews ethics violations, she found herself amid more than a few bitter debates within a newly diverse membership. "No one is happy," she told The Chronicle. Among the issues were not just traditional ones, like plagiarism, but now allegations of sexual harassment, racial and age discrimination, and unfair hiring and promotion practices as well. Ms. Faust, a historian at the University of Pennsylvania at the time, presumably found the experience useful for the job she got 13 years later, as president of Harvard University.