Whether you regard 2016 as a kidney stone of a year, an annus mirabilis of champagne and caviar, or something in between, your tireless scribes at The Chronicle have been there to record it all and bring you insights into what it all means. Here are the 10 articles that drew the greatest readership in the year just ending. Happy holidays, and happy reading.
Christine Ortiz, a dean of graduate education, envisions a new kind of college, built from scratch for today’s needs and with today’s technology.
Marc Edwards, a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech, has become something of a folk hero for his role in identifying lead in the city’s water. But he says he takes no pleasure in the attention. Instead he worries that university research is "no longer deserving of the public trust."