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Leadership & Governance

After a Tumultuous 7 Years, Teresa Sullivan Will Leave UVa

During her tenure as president, the university’s challenges were a microcosm of those facing institutions nationwide: sexual assault, racial climate, and strained relationships between campus leaders and governing boards.

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Students

Student Voices at the Women’s March

College students from coast to coast were among the hundreds of thousands of protestors on the streets of Washington, D.C. We met some of them and asked why they attended.

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Administration

A Lab of Her Own

How colleges are retaining female undergraduates in engineering and computer science.

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Students

‘This Is a Fight We Can Win’

A campus activist reflects on how sexual-assault survivors organized to change the discussion under the Obama administration and how they plan to meet the challenges under President Trump.

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Administration

Female-Only ‘Nerd’ Dorm Helps Keep Women in Engineering

Virginia Tech’s living-learning community includes social activities and visits to high schools to help spur female interest in becoming an engineer.

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Students

Scenes From the Women's March on Washington

Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Washington, D.C. We went in search of connections to academe. Here are a few that we found.

Government

A ‘Shot Over the Bow’: Groups Respond to Reported Plan to Cut Arts and Humanities Endowments

A newspaper’s report that the president-elect planned to eliminate the two federal cultural endowments sparked widespread alarm.

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Students

On a Bus to the Inauguration: Hope, Grief, and Fear for the Trump Era

Students traveling from Indiana State University to Washington shared their thoughts about the incoming president and Twitter, trust, and disruption in politics.

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Government

Trump Asks Francis Collins to Remain NIH Director, at Least for Now

The National Institutes of Health released a statement saying the longtime head of the agency "has been held over by the Trump administration." But it was unclear whether that status was temporary or permanent.

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Admissions & Student Aid

How Public Colleges Enhance Social Mobility (and Elite Colleges Often Don’t)

Hint: They view poor students as opportunities, not challenges.

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Administration

In California, Tensions Over Growth Divide a Campus

Faculty and administrators at the University of California at Riverside are wrestling with how to heal a rift caused in part by fallout from an ambitious expansion plan.

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Administration

Obamacare Repeal Could Bring Relief for Colleges, Uncertainty for Adjuncts

Republicans in Congress are working to roll back the Affordable Care Act. What its replacement could mean for higher ed and its work force is anybody’s guess.

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Government

DeVos Takes Center Stage: Highlights From Her Confirmation Hearing

The education-secretary nominee avoided specifics as senators pressed for her positions on issues including student debt, regulations on for-profit-colleges, and Title IX.

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Government

5 Things to Know About Betsy DeVos

A primer on President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick for education secretary, whose confirmation hearings begin today.

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Government

On Eve of Trump Inaugural, Harvard Official Takes Key Title IX Post at Education Dept.

Mia Karvonides will advise top people at the department’s Office for Civil Rights and will help enforce the federal gender-equity law.

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Administration

Blue Bubble in a Red State

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?

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Administration

One Professor Looks to Lead as a Way to Push Change

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

Administration

What 4 Colleges Are Doing to Groom New Leaders

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

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Administration

How to Cultivate Faculty Leaders

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.

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Administration

‘Uncharted Waters’ for Higher Education in the Trump Era

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.

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Students

Ikie’s College Dream

How grit, determination, and community support helped one West Virginia student in a dying town that is struggling to come to terms with a coal bust and opioid addiction.

 

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Leadership & Governance

How the Liberal Arts Can Bridge International Divides

Alfred Bloom, vice chancellor of New York University’s campus in Abu Dhabi, recently spoke with The Chronicle about the importance of higher education to help counter anti-globalist sentiment.

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Government

Despite Risk of Backlash, Texas Politicians Advance a ‘Bathroom Bill’ Like North Carolina’s

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