July 22, 2016

Volume 62, Issue 41

Top News

Five presidents hit that mark in 2015, and three of them were in Texas, according to The Chronicle's annual analysis of compensation at the top.

Highlights

New details reveal a clearer timeline of what happened after the man suspected of killing five police officers burst into a building at El Centro College.

Two administrators are spearheading an effort to make the university more welcoming to students from diverse backgrounds. But, as one of the leaders puts it, they’re "up against a lot in terms of history."

Great Colleges to Work for 2016

Their leadership styles may differ from the status quo, and not just because they use Twitter.

Also In the Issue

Frumpy or chic? Sometimes clothes make the professor.

Matthew A. Waller may be the first business dean in the country to be drawn from the area of supply-chain management.

A newspaper article reminds an engineering professor of the importance of learning from failure.

Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category.

How much can a half-semester course shift a lifetime of experience?

Aided by a public outcry, the publisher thwarted a plan to shut it down. It’s now on firmer footing, but like other university presses, it is still weathering the challenges of a shifting market.

With Sen. Bernie Sanders expected to bow out of the presidential race on Tuesday, campus activists who supported him are divided on Hillary Clinton and remain focused on broad political change.

Scholars have been studying the role of race in fatal police shootings for decades. Here’s a survey of what they’ve learned.

Three years after the university system’s Academic Senate approved a bold plan to make faculty research freely available, only 25 percent of professors are putting their papers in a state-created repository.

Emergency aid may make all the difference, but not if students don’t know it’s there, or regulations prevent colleges from distributing it.

Commentary

The Supreme Court’s decision leaves the courthouse door open for every program to be judged on its particular facts.

America built its economic strength and political vitality on the backs of its public universities. What will it take to sustain them?