Faculty August 11, 2017
In the 19th century, as an eclipse neared, the U.S. government refused to send female scientists to get a closer look. Times have changed, but the discipline still struggles with harassment and sexism.
Faculty July 01, 2017
Keith A. Fink says even though his students love him, administrators couldn’t stand the fact that he criticized them in the classroom. His department leaders say he’s not as good a teacher as he thinks he is.
Commentary June 27, 2017
Only when they are allowed to teach and research unencumbered by a need to advocate for access will they be able to see the possibilities of a career that extends beyond their disability.
Government June 15, 2017
The president’s order called for more money and less oversight of apprenticeship programs. Some people questioned whether the quality of those programs might suffer.
The Ticker May 24, 2017
The National Labor Relations Board has cleared the way for student workers at the University of Chicago’s libraries to hold a union vote.
Graduate Students May 23, 2017
Protesters drew attention to labor conditions on the campus and their struggle to get administrators to bargain with their union. But the university still refuses to come to the table.
The Ticker May 11, 2017
The university wants the hunger strike to end, but graduate students blocked three major intersections on Thursday to further pressure administrators.
Government May 11, 2017
The Trump administration formally withdrew rules this week that had sought to strengthen teacher training. Experts say new reform efforts may come from the states, though accountability remains a patchwork.
Administration April 30, 2017
Demographics and budgets are forcing the workhorses of higher education to reinvent themselves. But political realities have a way of hampering change.