October 6, 2017

Volume 64, Issue 06

Top News

In West Virginia, confronting the epidemic is a moral obligation and a practical necessity.

Highlights

Pierce College has improved graduation rates by breaking down student success, course by course.

The Chronicle Review

Colleges have fallen short on one of their most important missions.

Also In the Issue

One saw a dropout problem in the statistics, and another found a racial disparity in completion rates for a business course.

When college coaches need someone to talk to their athletes about the importance of respecting women, they call Alexis Jones.

A Harvard dean will lead the University of Virginia, and a chancellor whose hurricane response was deemed unsatisfactory has stepped down.

Libraries that lend many materials  through interlibrary loan also tend to borrow many items for their users that way.

In an address on Tuesday at Georgetown University, the U.S. attorney general vowed to “enforce federal law, defend free speech, and protect students’ free expression from whatever end of the political spectrum it may come.”

New restrictions are likely to further complicate American colleges’ global recruitment.

Campus administrators say they’ll stay the course in responding to sexual assault for now, but they’re anxious about what’s to come.

Milo Yiannopoulos’s much-ballyhooed conservative festival, which once seemed ambitious, ultimately appears to have fizzled. But the university couldn’t afford to take the event lightly.

Here’s a guide to the Education Department’s question-and-answer document on campus sexual assault, which contains changes that are already stirring controversy.

Two instructors protested a student who promoted the right-wing group Turning Point USA. The backlash that ensued has left some professors feeling vulnerable.

Commentary

Many of the rules burdening colleges were created to address the abuses resulting from for-profit colleges’ participation in federal financial-aid programs.

College mergers are messy and complex, but as they become more common, leaders must not allow financial and other pressures to limit the range of futures we can imagine.

Lawyers may be the biggest beneficiaries of the Education Department’s revisions to Obama-era rules on campus sexual assault.

A survival guide for higher education in perilous times.