September 23, 2016
Volume 63, Issue 04
The university’s Brooklyn campus locked out hundreds of faculty members in anticipation of a strike. Some professors say the administration will have a hard time regaining their trust.
Pending rulings, politics, and the economy are among a number of factors still playing out that could have ramifications for all or part of the sector.
Also In the Issue
The University of Texas chancellor wants players and coaches to stand up straight and face the flag during the national anthem. The NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference say they will move championships out of North Carolina to protest the "bathroom bill." And a North Carolina student goes public with a rape accusation against a football player.
Some institutions have pushed to send admitted students earlier notifications of their aid — even if that means setting tuition earlier. Others are taking a wait-and-see approach.
They’re adopting alcohol and drug policies focused on harm reduction rather than punishment, taking cues from first responders and even underground party culture.
Scholars in the field are holding what’s billed as the first conference of its kind as transgender issues become more mainstream than ever.
Community colleges have often balked at accepting credits from for-profit colleges. But many of them are trying to aid the thousands of displaced students who now face a crisis.
As attention to the problem grows, colleges are being urged to give more details. What information are officials allowed to disclose, and what do they do in practice?
Being a low-income student is difficult, but it’s even more difficult if you’re also a woman. Barbara Gault, executive director of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, says colleges’ schedules and services have long catered to traditional, childless students. They should change to accommodate a new student population.