April 28, 2017

Volume 63, Issue 34

Highlights

Formal mentoring programs like those at two universities in Iowa aim to diversify the professoriate, especially in the sciences and mathematics.

The Chronicle Review

After the president tried to bar travelers from six countries, the personal effects are still being felt.

A Yale philosopher seeks to set the movement on firmer conceptual ground.

Also In the Issue

A self-described liberal, Zachary Wood wants to ensure that conservative scholars and views are heard at Williams College. His classmates don’t always agree.

Academics were among the winners of the PEN America Literary Awards and the Pulitzer Prizes. Fellowships were awarded to academics doing research on education and public engagement.


Women in science and engineering may overcome some of the barriers they find in the United States by being more involved in international collaborations, a new book says.

In a republished essay from 1939, a president finds persuasive arguments in support of the liberal arts.

What’s the difference between an adviser and a mentor? Iowa State University has stepped up its training for professors who give students more than just advice.

New education deans were appointed at Austin Peay State and Quinnipiac Universities.

Among the new books is a collection of autobiographical essays by 13 Native American undergraduates and graduates of Dartmouth College.

Columbia University ranked second-highest among four-year nonprofit institutions in the average amount borrowed by each undergraduate who took out federal student loans in 2014-15.

Both Auburn and Texas A&M Universities got unwelcome visits from a prominent white supremacist as a result of policies that let outsiders stage events on campus.

As the campus leader’s job has become more dynamic, the traditional career trajectory toward it has become more varied. The provost’s office is no longer a mandatory steppingstone.

Richard Spencer brought his defense of the alt-right movement to the Alabama institution on Tuesday, against the wishes of university leaders.

When Washington State closed its theater and dance department, in 2011, the displaced professors were forced down circuitous career paths. But the closure presented opportunities for some.

Strained relationships among boards, presidents, and faculties have led to no-confidence votes at two institutions in recent weeks. But experts say it doesn’t have to be that way.

Commentary

The risk of failure — that we might not "get it" — is the price we pay for the gift of new knowledge.

Bills pending in Congress do not bode well for the rights and interests of the academic community.