August 4, 2017
Volume 63, Issue 42
The Chronicle Review
Also In the Issue
Subra Suresh, who stepped down this summer as president of Carnegie Mellon, will lead a university in Singapore. The University of California named a new provost.
Of the more than $4 billion that universities spent on business-financed research and development in the 2015 fiscal year, over half went to the life sciences, and over a quarter to engineering.
Louisiana spends the least per student on higher education among all the states. Here’s a look at how that has affected public universities and colleges on the ground.
Karan Watson was fired just weeks before she was scheduled to step down, after an audit found an appearance of a conflict of interest. She says there’s reason to believe other factors were at work.
The Board of Directors of Hypatia temporarily suspended the authority of the Associate Editorial Board. Then the associate editors reportedly resigned.
The website Campus Reform corrected an article that initially purported to show the professor (it was actually his brother) giving two middle fingers to Trump Tower. But not before the hate started pouring in.
The University of Southern California’s cautious response to a former dean’s drug-fueled double life highlights an uneasy balance of compassion and accountability that such cases often evoke.
These students and their allies stress that they want the campus disciplinary process to be fair. But that’s not all they’re fighting for.
In a time when scholars’ comments can bring them under intense scrutiny, professors contemplate ways to actively support their colleagues.