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.



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.

The Ticker

Here's a Sampling of Inauguration Protests College Students Are Organizing Nationwide

Some students are traveling to Washington, D.C., to demonstrate against the presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump. Others are taking action near their campuses.



Prof. Barack Obama Needs a New Job, So We Sent Around His Academic Résumé

Set aside the benefits of having a former president on the faculty. Would the rest of the president’s CV make him an appealing faculty candidate? A handful of law professors with hiring experience gave us their views.



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.


Admissions & Student Aid

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

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


Gun-Violence Researchers, Anticipating No Change Under Trump, Rethink Strategy

With a 20-year ban on federal funds for studies of firearm violence, researchers at more than 80 public-health institutions plan to make progress locally.

The Ticker

Education Dept. Clarifies Rule Governing Online Courses

The department said that an agreement under which more than 1,300 colleges had already been approved to offer online courses across state lines would satisfy the new regulation.



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.


Your Daily Briefing, a New Feature for Chronicle Subscribers

We've started a new email, for subscribers only, that briefs readers on everything they need to know in higher ed to start the day. Here's a sample.



An Attempt to Replicate Top Cancer Studies Casts Doubt on Reproducibility Itself

Studies organized by Brian Nosek’s Center for Open Science have once again sounded an alarm about whether research can be replicated. But the authors of those studies take issue with the approach.

The Ticker

U. of Wisconsin System Sues Former Campus Leaders Over Handling of Millions

The system alleges that officials on the Oshkosh campus engaged in illegal financial dealings related to development projects.


At Long Last, Agency Completes Overhaul of Rules on Use of Humans in Research

The revisions, delayed by more than five years of acrimonious debate, will take effect next year regardless of the change in presidential administrations.

The Ticker

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Sues Nation's Largest Student-Loan Servicer

The federal agency's lawsuit asserts that Navient, formerly a part of Sallie Mae, made repaying student loans more costly and difficult for borrowers.



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.


Graduate Students

How Hard Is It for a University to Revoke a Ph.D.?

The case of a Trump aide who bowed out of a White House post after reports that she had plagiarized parts of her dissertation raises questions about what actions an institution can take.



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.

The Ticker

Janet Napolitano, U. of California System President, Is Being Treated for Cancer

She was hospitalized on Monday because of side effects from her treatment, which is nearly complete, according to a statement from her office.

The Ticker

Anchorage Faculty Senate Votes No Confidence in U. of Alaska President

The university's consolidation of its education programs on the Juneau campus has faculty members at Anchorage worried about the future of their own campus.

The Ticker

Leader of For-Profit College Says He Was Fired for Sheltering Homeless Student

The president of Vatterott College at Kansas City says he allowed the student to stay in the library on a freezing night.



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.



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.

The Ticker

Following Plagiarism Reports, Trump Aide Bows Out of White House Post

Two news organizations discovered evidence that Monica Crowley had plagiarized parts of a book as well as passages from her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University.