AAU Membership Moves: a Chronicle Timeline

Boston University has accepted an invitation from the Association of American Universities to become the elite group’s newest member. Membership in the exclusive club is a rare prize that few institutions relinquish willingly—only a handful of universities have departed the group since its founding, in 1900, and some of those moves were fraught with controversy.

On the right, you’ll find past Chronicle coverage of the AAU’s membership moves and the debates that swirled around them.