This year’s academic newsmakers shook up higher education by organizing, by speaking out, by pushing limits, and sometimes just by doing their jobs. Here are nine who made a mark—for better or worse—in 2014.
She made it clear colleges would pay a price for sexual assault on campus
Catherine E. Lhamon
He sparked a movement to recognize college players as employees
They changed the debate about sanctions against Israel
American Studies Association
He put higher education on notice about athletics programs run amok
In a year when trustees were pressed to get tough, he was the toughest
Wallace L. Hall Jr.
She showed thousands of students college is a possibility
He raised new questions about the limits of academic freedom
Steven G. Salaita
His offer to pay community-college tuition got policymakers talking nationwide