December 2, 2016

Volume 63, Issue 15

Top News

As the population has grown more diverse, support has dwindled for grand efforts like the GI Bill — which today marks its 73rd anniversary — to open doors to higher education. Coincidence?

The Chronicle Review

A methods-based curriculum could empower students in college and for life.

Also In the Issue

President-elect Donald J. Trump has shown relatively little interest in academe, and his pick for education secretary has focused on charter schools. That leaves opportunities for some familiar players in Washington.

Beverly Davenport will be the first female chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Princeton University appointed its first vice president for advancement.

Charles C. Camosy, an associate professor of theology at Fordham University, talks about why academics are out of touch and what they should do about it.

For UCLA’s new faculty liaison, retiring "doesn’t mean you walk into the forest and die for the sake of the tribe."

Hina Naveed, who came to the United States from Pakistan, says she’s troubled by the president-elect’s rhetoric. She and other undocumented students are rallying to save protections that could be rolled back.

The election of Donald Trump has heightened conflicts on campuses, but it has also thrown into public view discord that many say was there all along.

White support for Donald Trump plunged by 18 percentage points if voters had earned a college degree. Why?

The Association of American Universities worries that the open-access policies federal research agencies are developing now are not sufficiently aligned. Any slowdown in putting them in place, it says, is "probably a positive."

Alarmed by the spread of unreliable news sites, Melissa Zimdars started keeping a list of the worst offenders. She had no idea how popular — or controversial — that list would become.

Students at dozens of colleges are demanding that their institutions become "sanctuary campuses" in response to the election of Donald J. Trump. College officials are weighing their options.

Commentary

Colleges provide a roadmap to all of the stages of the academic career except for one: the end.

Tell students that majoring in these fields may well be a path to happiness, not penury.

For the sake of the future, we should leverage the power of midlevel leaders — chairs, deans, directors — to advance the mission of their colleges.