July 8, 2016
Volume 62, Issue 40
After sex-harassment scandals, increased vigilance has prompted new rules for interactions between professors and graduate students.
Shifts in economics and student demographics, along with resurgent activism, have altered the tenor of the discussion about affirmative action over the past eight years.
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The university is making progress in enrolling more students eligible for Pell Grants. Now it is wrestling with how to better support low-income students once they enroll.
Research from Harvard suggests that measuring "reach" — how closely one journal author is connected to others — could be a key factor in career advancement.
A former mayor of Minneapolis says "different schools" will help close the achievement gap between white and minority students.
In a year when student activists pushed colleges to reconsider racially charged monuments and building names, researchers who investigate campus history have found new momentum.
Philip B. Stark found that student evaluations of teaching can be tainted by gender bias. He’s spearheading an effort among his peers to rely on those evaluations less, and to use other methods instead.
Michael H. Schill, president of the University of Oregon, also talks about his plans to focus marketing efforts more on academics and less on athletics.