December 11, 2016

The 2016 Influence List

The people who made a mark — for better or worse.

Rosa Ines Rivera gave voice to struggling campus service workers.

“Emily Doe” spoke up for those who have survived sexual assault.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy changed his opinion of race-conscious admissions and helped secure them in higher ed.

Karran Harper Royal and Richard J. Cellini pushed a college to reckon with its slaveholding past.

Marcia Chatelain used social media to turn a syllabus into a tool for social justice.

John (Jay) Ellison took a campus debate national by challenging safe spaces.

Donald Trump won the country’s highest office by eschewing facts and openly doubting scholarly expertise.

Julie Kushner guided graduate students behind the scenes as they challenged private colleges.

Gov. Bruce V. Rauner put public colleges in Illinois on shaky financial ground by holding up the state’s budget.

Charla S. Long leads a movement to ensure quality in competency-based education.