College housing’s student workers have long been relied on to resolve roommate disputes, but the heightened enforcement of the federal gender-equity law has made them key reporters of sexual violence.
An update to labor law requires colleges to give raises to some employees in the time-intensive field, pay them overtime, or scale back their hours.
Michigan State University is rethinking how it communicates with students, especially those who are freshmen or the first in their families to go to college. Sending hundreds of emails isn’t the best way — but what is?
Many colleges have embraced conflict-resolution tactics that emphasize reconciliation, not punishment. But few have invested as heavily as the University of Michigan.
Through a grant program, 22 institutions got a chance to move beyond "tried and true" programs and experiment with new approaches to training faculty and students and changing campus culture.
The Education Department has cited a Delaware college for failing to protect the rights of a student accused of sexual assault. Experts say the case sends a message to colleges about the importance of conducting fair investigations.
College Bound Dorchester takes young men and women from one of Boston’s most dangerous neighborhoods and helps them plot a path to higher education. But getting students in the door is only part of the challenge.
After years in and out of prison, a former gang member who joined the College Bound Dorchester program describes what it’s like to start college.
Corinne Ruff, who now reports on the retail industry, was recognized for three articles she wrote during an internship last spring at The Chronicle.
Some members of the university’s marching band knelt during the national anthem at a football game last weekend. Their actions sparked a fierce backlash that has lingered over the campus.
A report of racial slurs at the University of Missouri at Columbia has renewed tensions over race relations there. Some people are suggesting that white students, faculty, and staff have yet to do their part.
The seal features images of a frontiersman and a conquistador. For decades, critics have protested it as racist. Now, there’s hope it might finally be changed.
Instead of prompting violence or dividing the campus, an offensive stunt at East Tennessee State University led to a larger conversation about race relations.
In response to racist incidents, colleges can suspend or expel. But some professionals advocate restorative justice as a more effective alternative.
Bias-response teams have found themselves under a new wave of criticism, but that’s not why some of them are changing.
We asked residence-life officials to share outstanding tales of bad blood between college roommates. They did not disappoint.
Northern Michigan University has stopped warning students that they could be punished if they discuss fears of self-harm with peers. Free-speech advocates say the university hasn’t gone far enough.
The flagship university warns students about a higher incidence at the start of the semester, but they’re already preoccupied with other dangers.
Some states have cut back on remedial education, saying it’s broken. But more and more students are packing into the classes, and questions about college readiness still linger.
As campus rates of depression and anxiety soar, administrators say they want to make sure students know where to find help on Day 1.
They’re adopting alcohol and drug policies focused on harm reduction rather than punishment, taking cues from first responders and even underground party culture.