Volume 62, Issue 8: October 23, 2015

October 18, 2015

This week's highlights.

Administration October 18, 2015

What you need to know about the past seven days.

Administration October 18, 2015

Compared with the public’s idea of what city departments do, college policing might seem like a cushy gig. It’s not.

Administration October 15, 2015

The University of Texas at Austin is trying to comply with legislation that many people there fear will make the institution less safe.

Teaching October 12, 2015

Gallows humor masks feelings of helplessness and anger as faculty members speculate on the grim probability of more classroom shootings.

Faculty October 14, 2015

Female scientists who approached the Berkeley astronomer about what they viewed as inappropriate behavior over the years say he promised to change. But the complaints kept coming.

Students October 12, 2015

The answer isn’t as simple as ugly tradition, experts say. Cultural factors also influence the rituals of groups that struggle against challenges and stereotypes.

Students October 14, 2015

A growing number of the student leaders want to curb dangerous behavior on their campuses. But it's hard to take a stand when many of your constituents just want to keep the party going.

Administration October 08, 2015

The chance to apply for aid earlier, using so-called prior-prior-year tax records, is widely seen as a win for students, but much will depend on how colleges and states respond.

Global October 18, 2015

A debate league started by two Americans pushes students to reject rote learning and discuss touchy topics.

Admissions & Student Aid October 08, 2015

Seizing an opportunity that won’t come often, Drew University has made William Campbell, who just won the Nobel Prize in Medicine, the focus of a broad-ranging marketing campaign.

Graduate Students October 18, 2015

In response to the Affordable Care Act, some campuses have cut back on insurance coverage, leading graduate assistants to cry foul.

Teaching October 14, 2015

An algorithm to tease out evidence of copying among students uncovered a correlation between shared answers and chosen deskmates.

Finance October 10, 2015

For now, the university is barred from enrolling active-duty military personnel under a Department of Defense program. The loss of that ability, and the money that comes with it, could have an outsize impact.

People October 18, 2015

Niall Ferguson, a professor at Harvard University, will join Hoover full time to continue work on his Kissinger biography.

People October 18, 2015

A collection of science fiction spurs a university vice president to consider how to build a better world.

Commentary October 18, 2015

In their arguments against divesting from fossil fuels, Ivy League presidents offer a lesson in sophistry.

Advice October 04, 2015

How do you recognize when the favored candidate in a search has been predetermined?

Commentary October 02, 2015

You can think a religious belief is wrong without being intolerant. It’s time to start recognizing the difference.