January 13, 2017
Volume 63, Issue 19
The Chronicle Review
Also In the Issue
Higher education needs to make significant changes if it wants to overcome the obstacles that face Native American students, says Carmen Lopez, executive director of College Horizons.
Cultural lessons, animal societies, and Soup Wednesday: The University of Montana and Blackfeet Community College take different approaches to serving Native students.
The president of Chattanooga State Community College will lead the Tennessee Board of Regents system, and a former University of Illinois chancellor will head the Colorado Longitudinal Study.
Some colleges have raised the publicity issue as an argument against releasing information. Anti-rape activists say the public should know more about sexual violence — but not too much.
Critics of campus speech codes, race-conscious admission practices, and other perceived liberal excesses in higher education see opportunity in Republicans’ gains.
A donor may have a college’s best interests at heart, but sometimes in-kind gifts are more trouble than they’re worth. After all, says one college official, "we’re not running a flea market."
Although the president-elect has said little about higher education, interviews with people in and around the incoming administration reveal the contours of some likely directions.
The president-elect’s nativist rhetoric doesn’t give students license to engage in hostile classroom debate. But the boundaries are far more contestable and contested than they once were.