February 23, 2018

Volume 64, Issue 24

Highlights

Colleges are experimenting with a high-tech system that uses old-fashioned personal attention to curb enrollment’s “summer melt.”

The Chronicle Review

It’s wreaking havoc in universities and jeopardizing the progress of research.

Also In the Issue

Three research universities had 10 or more Fulbright scholars in the 2017-18 academic year.

As an undergraduate, Sy Stokes shared his insights in spoken word. Now he sees "different avenues for disrupting the system."

After an economics professor poses the question, an English professor is driven to respond.

An arts-and-sciences dean and his co-author look at various approaches deans can take to organize their colleges and ward off crises.

C. Mauli Agrawal will lead the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and Sheryl Kubiak will be dean of social work at Wayne State University.

Universities are often called upon to remove the names of racists from their buildings. But as one campus reveals, the more complex the figure, the more difficult the project.

Filing charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a necessary prelude to pursuing a federal case. Here’s what the data show about who files and what happens next.

Those who enroll in public institutions tend to think about affordability first, while those who opt for private colleges are more likely to rely on reputation, a study finds.

It’s yet another sign of the tensions that have continued to simmer on the campus since the recent sentencing hearings for Larry Nassar, formerly a sports doctor at the university, who abused at least 265 young women and girls.

The university affirmed its values of free speech and inclusivity after Lawrence Rosen used the word three times in a discussion of hate speech.

At a moment when gender and race are on everyone’s mind, the selection of Lawrence S. Bacow to lead America’s oldest university seems like a return to the past.

As many states and universities make efforts to help former students earn their degrees, the University of Memphis seems to have found a winning formula.

Since the election, these academics, many of whom are familiar with being the targets of criticism, say they’ve experienced vandalism, online trolling, and death threats at levels they haven’t seen before.

Alec Klein, who directs the acclaimed Medill Justice Project, was the subject of a letter of complaint from 10 former students and employees of the university.

“I sincerely hope the courageous survivors of Larry Nassar will see this as an unmistakable indication that things are changing quickly at Michigan State,” its interim leader said.

Western Governors University educates tens of thousands of students online, but the share of its alumni who say they had a mentor in college is twice the national rate.

The agency seeks to ensure firsthand that any research it funds, including at remote outposts, is carried out free of harassment.

Leadership on college campuses isn’t just about what happens when all hell breaks loose — it’s about what happens long beforehand.

Commentary

Ripon College’s president took heat, and had misgivings, after calling out Trump’s failings in 2016. In 2018, that’s changed.