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.
Many college graduates leave campus deeply in debt. Not "Michael," a Navy ROTC midshipman at a Southern university who paid most of his tuition bills by stripping at a nightclub’s weekly "ladies’ night." In Texas, a community-college student got $400 for giving up a wisdom tooth in a painkiller test. (It was "pretty horrific" and "a pretty good deal," she said.) Students’ increasing involvement in the sale of bodily goods or services prompted scholars to take a renewed look at how forms of "body commodification," as it’s called, are socially and morally categorized.