Julian Roberts-Grmela is a reporting intern at The Chronicle who is interested in covering student advocacy, mental-health resources on campus, labor issues in higher education, and all kinds of solutions-oriented stories.
Roberts-Grmela recently graduated from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, where he studied engagement journalism and focused on engaging youth sources in his education reporting. Roberts-Grmela’s reporting has been published in such news outlets as City Limits, The74, Gothamist, and Hell Gate. Before graduate school, Roberts-Grmela was an editor at the University at Buffalo’s independent student newspaper, The Spectrum.
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Stories by this Author
To Zoom, or Not to Zoom
More Students Want Virtual-Learning Options. Here’s Where the Debate Stands.While some residential colleges have held firm on returning to fully in-person learning, others are embracing a flexible future.
Students or Workers?
‘Enormous Surge’ in Unions Reflects Disconnect Between Colleges and Graduate EmployeesFive months into the year, grad students at nine institutions have voted for collective-bargaining units, already more than the seven in 2022. Why now? And what does it mean for higher ed?
Politics and Race
DEI Legislation TrackerLegislators, mostly Republicans, want to get rid of diversity, equity, and inclusion offices; end anti-bias trainings; and banish diversity statements.
Striking U. of Michigan Grad Students Aren’t Submitting Grades. The University Wants Faculty to Fill In.Some professors say asking them to grade students they haven’t taught is a violation of their academic freedom. University officials say they’re trying to minimize harm to undergraduates.
A California Bill Might (Again) Allow Athletes to Profit. This Time, the Colleges Would Be Paying.Four years after state legislation introduced name, image, and likeness, a new bill would force colleges to pay some athletes directly.
Stanford Told Faculty Not to Publicly Share Opinions on a Grad-Student Union Drive. Then It Reversed Course.The now-deleted guidelines raised questions about the role of faculty members in graduate-worker unionization efforts and had implications for academic freedom.
Rutgers’ President Threatened to Take Striking Instructors to Court. Then He Walked It Back.The news came as thousands of faculty, graduate employees, and clinicians walked off the job on Monday, amid a standoff over salaries and workers’ rights.
Emotional Stress Remains a Top Challenge to Keeping Students EnrolledA new report from Gallup and the Lumina Foundation builds on their previous research showing that students’ distress spiked during the pandemic.
Public-University President Faces Backlash for Canceling Student Group’s Drag ShowThe head of West Texas A&M University has drawn criticism for calling off the event. Critics say his action is a form of censorship that disregards students’ rights.
Disruption of Speech at Stanford Prompts President to Apologize — and Criticize Staff’s ResponseJudge Stuart Kyle Duncan’s talk was met with a room of student protesters who argued his history of court rulings had caused harm to LGBTQ+ students.