A Rape Allegation Unsettles 2 Colleges That Share a Close Bond

An accusation against four unnamed Morehouse College students has prompted an intense debate there and at nearby Spelman College. The sensitivities run deep.


Leadership & Governance

Video: Howard U. Seeks to Balance Student Need and the Bottom Line

Wayne Frederick, president of the historically black university, says it needs to be more selective in enrolling students and choosing how to support them.



Colleges Help the Faculty Adapt Teaching for Foreign Students  

Even taking small steps, like posting lecture slides online, can help an instructor better connect with international students, say experts.

The Ticker

Minnesota College System Drops Ban on Travel to North Carolina

The reversal followed the Justice Department's move against North Carolina's controversial law limiting bathroom access for transgender people.

The Ticker

Virginia Tech Invites Conservative Columnist to Speak After All

The university's president said it had apologized to Jason Riley, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, for "confusion" over whether he had been invited.


Timing of U. of Iowa’s Alert to Students of a Possible Hate Crime Fuels Racial Tensions

The university was under no obligation to disclose a student's report that he was attacked off-campus. But some students say they should have learned about it from their institution, not TV coverage.



George Mason Faculty Demands Review of University's Agreements With Donors  

Criticizing plans to rename the university's law school for Justice Antonin Scalia, the Faculty Senate called for the suspension of a pact between the school and the Charles Koch Foundation.

The Ticker

U.S. Tells UNC It Violates Federal Law by Following Controversial Bathroom Bill

The Justice Department told the North Carolina system's president, Margaret Spellings, that the university was discriminating against transgender people.



This Mongolian Teenager Aced a MOOC. Now He Wants to Widen Their Impact.

Battushig Myanganbayar enrolled at MIT after crushing one of its first massive open online courses. And he has some ideas about how they could make a real difference in the developing world.



Governor's Veto Won't End Fight Over Concealed Guns at Georgia's Public Colleges

Nathan Deal, a Republican, had supported expanding gun rights to bars and churches. But he said the legislation failed to give campuses flexibility to set their own rules.


Admissions & Student Aid

How the U. of Maine Attracted More Students From Out of State  

This year, the university told students from six states they could pay the same tuition and fees charged by their in-state flagship university. That led to a boost in enrollment from those states.


The Chronicle Review

No Room for Surprises  

In our Googled world, everything’s an entry and nothing’s a discovery.

Lingua Franca

The Strange Saga of 'Gobbledygook'

How and when did the word start to mean obscure, bureaucratic jargon? Ben Yagoda explains.



The Magic Mix of Mentorship That Worked for Me

Good mentoring makes life easier for a student, but how that happens makes all the difference.



Start Planning Now For Next Semester

You can’t build on the successes you achieved this semester if, by the time fall rolls around, you forgot how you achieved them.