October 23, 2015
Volume 62, Issue 08
The University of Texas at Austin is trying to comply with legislation that many people there fear will make the institution less safe.
Also In the Issue
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.