The Chronicle of Higher Education
Megan Zahneis, a senior reporter for The Chronicle, writes about research universities and workplace issues.
She was an editorial intern at The Chronicle in 2018 and received the David W. Miller Award for Young Journalists for her work in that capacity, before returning to The Chronicle full time in 2019. A graduate of Miami University with degrees in journalism and interactive media studies, Zahneis previously worked as a correspondent for MLB.com.
Stories by this Author
Surveys on Free Expression on Campus Have Zeroed In on a Common Worry. It’s Not Professors.Students report that fear of their peers’ reactions curtails their speech. But this isn’t a new phenomenon.
A Florida Professor Lost His Job After Complaints About His Lessons on Racial JusticeThe professor of English at Palm Beach Atlantic University, a private Christian institution, says his termination is indicative of the broader political environment.
Diversity Statements Are Under Fire. Here’s What They Are and How They’re Used.The documents, widely requested as part of faculty-job searches for over a decade, have lately become controversial.
'Shock and Heartbreak'
3 Dead, 5 Hospitalized in Shooting at Michigan State U., Police SayThe suspect was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, university police said in a briefing early Tuesday.
A University Paused a Long-Awaited Plan to Reduce Faculty Workload. Then the Plan’s Booster Stepped Down.The decision by the board of Metropolitan State University of Denver highlights the tension between two pandemic-driven forces — faculty burnout and financial constraint.
Daily Briefing: A Looming Political Clash Over Transgender Students’ RightsDeSantis announces more plans for higher-ed reform in Florida, the University of Iowa faces a lawsuit over its billion-dollar utility deal, and more.
'Investing' in the Work Force
A College Hopes Its Home-Buying Program Will Attract EmployeesVirginia State University is offering $10,000 toward a down payment or closing costs for local homes.
A New Job Comes to the College Cabinet: Chief Experience OfficerThe job, common in the corporate world, has been added at a handful of colleges, and reflects the increasing influence of business practices in higher ed.
Columbia Names Its First Female PresidentNemat (Minouche) Shafik, an economist and president of the London School of Economics and Political Science, is the latest among a growing number of women leading major research institutions.
The Campus Work Force
Staffing Woes Continue at Community Colleges, Stalling Their Pandemic RecoveryTwo-year institutions had 13 percent fewer employees in 2022 than in 2020, a new analysis shows.