When an authentic-looking plaque appeared on a building at the center of Chapel Hill’s debate over its racial history, activists were giddy. It was the work of this student.
The conservative commentator Ann Coulter canceled her speech planned for Thursday, prompting a new round of recriminations at on a campus known as the birthplace of the free-speech movement.
To improve retention and help diversify the future professoriate, some colleges embrace formal mentoring programs.
As more students with young children enroll, colleges find ways to help them succeed.
Faculty members may plan to get a lot of work done over the break but often fall short of their expectations.
Dual-enrollment courses are growing in popularity as a way to encourage students to take the leap earlier.
Before it even got up and running, the institute, which aims to study "human flourishing," drew scrutiny for its largest funding source: the Charles Koch Foundation. At the institute’s first conference, its leader called the event a chance to show scholars that "we’re doing serious work."
A group of students and alumni of Pomona College, which named her a visiting professor, argues that it should. Scholars and administrators say that demand treads on dangerous territory.
Nicholas B. Dirks talks about his time as chancellor, public support for higher education, and a developing controversy involving Ann Coulter, a conservative provocateur who plans on Thursday to speak on the campus — even though Berkeley officials say it is not safe to do so.
The program helps prepare low-income high-school students for college. Some members of Congress are urging the Education Department to "apply some common sense" and reconsider the rejected applications, putting more focus on substance than format.
Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week, describes the experiential approaches he uses to help people teach themselves.
Sarah E. Lewis, an assistant professor of art history and African-American studies at Harvard University, discusses the relationship between creativity and social justice. This is part of a special series of video highlights from SXSWedu, produced by The Chronicle.