February 12, 2016

Volume 62, Issue 22

Top News

The University of Michigan at Flint has long considered itself loyal to its community. Now campus leaders have been challenged to prove what that loyalty is worth.

Highlights

Goucher College’s José Antonio Bowen thinks the admissions process is "insane." To fix it, he’s calling on the skills he developed as a musician.

The president of Mount St. Mary’s University of Maryland has drawn fire for comments about steering underperforming freshmen from the campus. He says bad communication turned the situation messy.

The Chronicle Review

On the trail of a centuries-old Hamlet mystery.

Also In the Issue

A book describes a faculty diversity effort that has been so successful that many people would like to take credit for it.

Arthur Dunning says the newly consolidated institution will emphasize preparing students for jobs.

Sweet Briar’s new president says things are looking up, students at the University of Oxford want a statue of Cecil Rhodes to come down, and a Suffolk University squabble hits the newspapers.

Expressing the same frustrations in 1975 as they do today, some part-time instructors made early attempts to organize.

Big gifts are critical, but with concerns about the future of the liberal-arts institutions, some would-be donors are asking tougher questions before giving.

Nearly three months after the University of Missouri’s top two officials resigned amid student protests, Michael Middleton leads an institution still wrestling with its path forward.

Christine Ortiz, a dean of graduate education, envisions a new kind of college, built from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology.

Groups designed to respond quickly to offensive speech on campuses are becoming more popular. Here’s what they do.

Getting into and through college involves a string of complex decisions. Researchers are increasingly using behavioral interventions to help.

The social network for sharing academic papers says the idea is just under consideration, not a done deal, but the critics have responded with outrage on Twitter.

Commentary

Enforcing a strong work ethic is the best way to prepare students to compete in the workplace.

A new course teaches humanities majors how to market themselves for the new economic normal.