May 02, 2016

Chronicle Films

Short films documenting voices from across academe are front and center in this original series of award-winning, independently produced videos. Chronicle Films explores race, gender, sexual misconduct, alcohol abuse and other social issues on campus. We take you behind the scenes of campus tradition, one woman’s fight for scholarship and citizenship rights, and more.


Hate fliers have appeared on hundreds of campuses, largely due to the efforts of groups looking to make recruiting inroads. Here’s what college administrators can do.

Campus free-speech experts discuss the challenges and strategies they see for the First Amendment during a volatile era — and what colleges can do about them.

The University of Virginia is bracing for a march of extremist right-wing groups in its home city. The event is expected to inflame tensions that have been brewing for months.

The University of Rochester is overhauling a local high school in hopes of developing strategies and solutions for challenged urban schools.

SisterMentors is a nonprofit group in Washington that mentors girls from low-income families and helps women complete their dissertations.

While taking time off before college to reconcile his Latino and queer identities, Javier Cifuentes took an unexpected turn into activism.

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.


How one student’s journey from community college to a career focused on physics shows a slice of life in southwest Louisiana.

Activists who recently gathered for the International Students for Liberty Conference spoke out about where they fit into the sharply partisan debates playing out on their campuses.

A rally against the president's new immigration restrictions motivated students in marginalized groups to take up other strategies.

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

Immigrant students share what college means to them, and their fears as they wait for Donald J. Trump and his administration to take office. 


Protests, hugs, and solidarity mark campus responses across the country.

Gallaudet University architects and researchers are establishing design guidelines that may be useful to other communities with sensory and accessibility concerns.


Students who attended Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Washington this summer may have offered glimpses of protests that could return to college campuses in the fall.

Warren Wilson College emphasizes “applied learning” as a way to keep work and service relevant.

The university, in Roanoke, Va., has avoided the pitfalls that other small colleges have faced.

Black students at Missouri talk about racial divides and how to fix a broken campus.

As she advances toward a degree in social work, she puts her skills toward effective advocacy.

Drexel University has become the first American college to deploy a touch-screen station on its campus to engage students on mental-health issues.

They serve as important coming-of-age events. So we looked at three of them — involving rat funerals, roughing up freshmen, and honoring a college's founders. And we need your help to document more.


Transgender and gender-nonbinary students share what keeps them from feeling safe and thriving on campus.

At Camp Pride, LGBTQ students, allies, and advisers focus on ways to improve campus life for transgender students.

Almost 30 years ago, one college faced an enrollment crisis. So it took a risk that has allowed it to stabilize and grow.

The Peabody Institute, known for educating classical-music stars like André Watts, is re-examining how to prepare its students for a rapidly changing industry.

Almost 30 years ago, one college faced an enrollment crisis. So it took a risk that has allowed it to stabilize and grow.

The university for the deaf and hard of hearing has been praised by the Department of Justice for its work in educating staff members and students on sexual-misconduct issues.

How our culture portrays drinking as central to the college experience.