July 23, 2021 The Chronicle of Higher Education Volume 67, Issue 23 Cover Story Enrollment and Retention The Missing Men By Kelly Field The gender gap among college students only worsened during the pandemic. Is it a problem people have the will to solve? Highlights The Nikole Hannah-Jones Saga How Chapel Hill Bungled a Star Hire By Jack Stripling In the Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure case, leaders settled for less and wound up with nothing. The Nikole Hannah-Jones Saga ‘A Place That Was Built for Us’: How Howard U. Landed Nikole Hannah-Jones By Sarah Brown While a protracted controversy played out in Chapel Hill, Howard seized an opportunity. 'Riven by Discord' At UNC, the Damage Is Done By Sarah Brown No matter what happens to Nikole Hannah-Jones’s tenure, people of color have lost trust in Chapel Hill. The Review A Scholarly Screw-Up of Biblical Proportions By Ariel Sabar Harvard Theological Review offers an exemplary guide on how not to do peer review. Also in the issue Leadership This College President Led Pandemic-Era Cuts. Now She’s Moving On. By Sarah Brown Shirley M. Collado is leaving Ithaca College to become chief executive of a nonprofit that fosters college completion. Learning Loss Could the Summer Slide Become a Covid Crash? By Katherine Mangan Pandemic learning loss threatens to turn achievement gaps into chasms. Student Debt The Plan to Resume Federal Student-Loan Repayments in October Just Hit an Obstacle By Eric Kelderman A loan servicer’s exit may seem like good news for student borrowers, but it raises pressure on the White House to extend payment delays or grant loan forgiveness. The Review The Culture War Has Come for Higher Ed By Brendan Cantwell Now is the time for academic leaders to fight. The Review MIT and Harvard Have Sold Higher Education’s Future By Jefferson Pooley Handing over edX to a private company is a gross betrayal. Advice Your Most Important Resource Is Eyeing the Door By Sarah Rose Cavanagh What colleges and universities need now is compassion, but not for the reasons you might think. Advice I Went to a Boot Camp for Department Chairs. Was It Worth It? By Manya Whitaker A professor in her first year as department head shares what she learned in a leadership-training workshop.