Volume 62, Issue 14: December 4, 2015

November 29, 2015

This week's highlights.


What you need to know about the past seven days.


College leaders test the boundaries when it comes to influencing decisions, a Chronicle investigation shows.


Backlashes on some campuses and compromises on others have prompted some student activists to settle for less.


At the University of Oklahoma, administrators hope candid conversations about race and bias can help build understanding.


Historical figures central to the identities of Princeton, Amherst College, and the College of William & Mary are suddenly the focus of widespread protests.


Amid mounting critiques of the surveys’ reliability and validity, a nonprofit group in Kansas has crafted an alternative.


Officials ask about their legal obligations under Title IX and the Clery Act when students report such incidents overseas.


Sure, financial, consulting, and tech firms recruit heavily. But universities themselves play a key role in structuring the pathways to those careers, according to new research.


Nearly nine years ago, Colin Goddard was shot four times in a college classroom. Today, with the campus-carry debate raging, that experience helps shape his advocacy for gun-safety legislation.


A noted chemist will join Michigan State as part of its global-impact effort while a private-industry researcher fits in at a new university in Florida.


A book about empowering employees has lessons for colleges about the way they treat their adjuncts, a professor says.


The University of Exeter's vice chancellor speaks on what American policy makers and colleges can learn from Britain as they look to improve access to higher education for disadvantaged people.


In hindsight, it’s easy to see the failures in leadership that foreshadowed the current upheaval at the University of Missouri.


"Good Lord, I certainly learned nothing about writing from grad school!"


Although the goals may be laudable, college applications should not encourage students to declare their sexual identity.


Keep Woodrow Wilson and John C. Calhoun on campus.


In an era of one-stop thinking and instant commenting, we've lost the slow work of reflection.


The places where intellectuals used to thrive have disappeared, but a new one has arisen.


So much of their work is dedicated to insisting that they even exist.


As the audience for academics shrinks, playwrights and comedians have moved to the fore.


A composer-turned-researcher urges ecologists to listen to nature’s chorus.


The surveillance state needn't reveal us. The vast digital hydra has seduced us into revealing ourselves.

Historians want back in to presidential studies.

Steve Jobs sought to be one with the universe. The catch? He was his universe.

Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category.