November 4, 2016

Volume 63, Issue 10

Top News

Hillary Clinton’s plan would require the federal government and the states to find a new way to work together. How would that play out? The federal highway system might hold some answers.

Highlights

Georgia’s university system skipped a formal search in selecting a controversial state politician to run Kennesaw State University. Professors are fighting the move to keep it from happening again.

The Chronicle Review

Sinister forces have shaped the lies and memes of the alt-right.

Also In the Issue

The high cost of college sent some students into the "body commodification" market, where they exploited the value of their own skin and what’s underneath it.

Administrators at the university oppose a move to organize unions at the department level, and a regional labor-board director will decide whether the effort can proceed.

Strikes are settled at Harvard and 14 state colleges in Pennsylvania, while jurors in the "Rolling Stone" defamation trial hear testimony. And Shakespeare will share the credit for some plays.

Psychiatrists have long abided by the "Goldwater rule," which bars them from offering professional opinions on public figures they have not examined in person. This year’s Republican nominee has some specialists wavering.

Limited funding and a narrowing pool of prospective students leave the state’s regional public institutions facing a difficult future.

The GOP presidential nominee floated a plan that surprised policy experts. Some of them lamented the lateness and the lack of substance of his ideas.

College housing’s student workers have long been relied on to resolve roommate disputes, but the heightened enforcement of the federal gender-equity law has made them key reporters of sexual violence.

Joseph E. Aoun, president of Northeastern University, discusses how his institution has used a combination of global focus and experiential learning to raise its profile, and how colleges should be preparing students for the job market of tomorrow.

Commentary

In his book Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance demonstrates how relatively tiny differences in culture can make an enormous difference in access.

He had enormous impact on higher education. But in his later years, his work on two of his great interests were especially influential.

The hiring department is looking for a person, not just a CV.