January 20, 2017

Volume 63, Issue 20

Highlights

To build pools of potential leaders, colleges are trying to change the negative ways administrative roles are viewed, and give faculty members structured opportunities to learn behind the scenes.

The Chronicle Review

We are churning out entitled students with paltry knowledge and inflated egos, easy prey for propagandists.

Also In the Issue

Like many flagships, the University of Kansas is a liberal enclave, separated from many of the communities it was created to serve. What responsibility do those campuses have to make the bubble more porous?

The truth suffers when search algorithms become our educators.

Through a University of Georgia program, Sheneka Williams hopes to enter higher-education administration.

Rutgers, for example, runs a leadership-development institute — for graduate students.

The 25 most-selective private nonprofit institutions all had much higher yield rates than did such institutions over all.

As the president-elect prepares to take office, many questions remain about his education policies. But his rhetoric is already having an impact on campuses.

The University of Miami’s provost was appointed George Washington University’s president, and Harvard’s Title IX officer will direct the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.

 

George Ciccariello-Maher, the Drexel University professor who caused a furor by tweeting "All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide," says academe must brace for the fight of its life.

The state is one of several where legislation has been introduced that would restrict transgender people’s bathroom choice.

Trump’s nominee for education secretary has a long history of wielding influence outside of government and behind the scenes.

Shaun Harper says Mr. Trump's victory in the presidential election means college officials can no longer doubt that racism still exists and can appear on their campuses.

Commentary

When failure is inevitable, planning becomes crucial: How much cash is available, and how long will it last?

No academic department is an island, and that’s doubly true for the university library of the future.

A veteran professor-turned-dean who wanted to bring light to "the dark side" explains what worked for him.