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Students

As Dual Enrollments Swell, So Do Worries About Academic Rigor

Courses that give high-school students college credit before they graduate are expanding rapidly. In Texas, where the idea is especially popular, many educators are watching the trend warily.

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Students

How Alabama Is Trying to Diversify Its Greek Organizations

This month the university released an "action plan" that seeks to promote inclusiveness within its traditionally white fraternities and sororities. But concerns remain about the possibility of lasting change.

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Students

When Pokémon Goes to Campus: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The hit augmented-reality game has prompted many colleges to jump on the bandwagon. Sometimes, though, players are finding themselves in unusual situations.

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Admissions & Student Aid

Behind the Shake-Up at Temple U.: A Merit Scholarship That Grew Too Fast

Though no administrators have taken the blame for the $22-million deficit that led to the president’s resignation, it’s clear that a financial-aid program had become too successful for its own good.

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Administration

U. of Cincinnati Grapples With the Legacy of a Black Man Killed by Its Police

The shooting of Samuel DuBose forced university leaders to ask basic questions about their private police force. The answers were not pretty.

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Administration

Bonuses Push More Public-College Leaders Past $1 Million

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.

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Leadership & Governance

Why an HBCU Leader Felt Compelled to Speak Out on Race and Policing

John Silvanus Wilson Jr., president of Morehouse College, wrote a widely cited essay for The Huffington Post about an incident in which he was stopped by the police "for no apparent reason." He hopes his experience is instructive to a new generation of black men.

Government

Disturbed by Protests, State Lawmakers Appoint a Panel to Audit the U. of Missouri

The Missouri legislature has put together a commission to recommend changes in the state-university system. Nothing is off limits.

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Students

How ‘Campus Carry’ Will Change the Way Texas Students Live Their Lives

A law that allows people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry their guns on college campuses will have effects that reverberate beyond the classroom.

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Students

Can U. of Tennessee Students Keep a Staple of LGBT Life Afloat?

When state lawmakers stripped funding for the university’s diversity office, they put its Pride Center in peril. The students trying to save it are getting a crash course in budgeting and leadership.

Students

In Houston, a Student Leader Faces Calls to Resign After Posting 'Forget #BlackLivesMatter'

The post, by the vice president of the University of Houston’s student government, has since been deleted. But many of her peers are expressing outrage on social media.

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Leadership & Governance

When a Board Fires a President Who Fired a Provost

The leadership shake-up at Temple University, where the Board of Trustees is moving to dismiss Neil D. Theobald, is a story of shifting blame and questions of financial mismanagement.

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Students

Talking Over the Racial Divide

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

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Students

How the Shooting in Dallas Turned a College Into a Crime Scene

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.

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Students

As Police Responded to the Orlando Shooting, Some Students Were Along for the Ride

A handful of exchange students happened to be shadowing officers who reacted to last month’s massacre. They weren’t at the scene, but they heard it play out in real time. Here, their program’s U.S. director describes what they witnessed.

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Administration

In a Time of Tension, Universities Craft New Free-Speech Policies

After a year of highly publicized protests against racism on campuses, colleges must decide this summer what the balance between free speech and public order will look like in the coming academic year.

Students

College Campuses Are Being Overrun by Pokémon Go

A new game spinning off the ’90s kids’ card-game phenomenon has students exploring their campuses through new eyes — their smartphones. College officials are trying to keep up.

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Leadership & Governance

Video: Adapting in Tough Times

Allison Garrett, president of Emporia State University, in Kansas, talks about how her institution is dealing with a challenging state budget.

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Students

When Does a Student-Affairs Official Cross the Line?

In a time of protest and recrimination, balancing the goals of students and an institution can be perilous. The University of Missouri found that out when a student-life administrator turned up in a viral video.

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Students

What’s Next for College Students Who Backed Bernie

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.

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Administration

1997: Professor, You’ve Been Scammed

A fast talker posing as a well-known sports sociologist bilked dozens of scholars out of more than $200,000.

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Administration

As a Shooting Unfolds, Hours of Chaos and Fear at Dallas's El Centro College

The gunfire that claimed the lives of five police officers erupted outside a campus building, stranding students who were taking final exams.

Leadership & Governance

When a Chancellor Blocks a Student on Twitter

The blocking, then unblocking, of a student by the chancellor at East Carolina University demonstrates how quickly college leaders can find themselves taking heat online.

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Administration

Law Enforcement and Academe

A series of deadly police shootings of black men has plunged law-enforcement agencies around the country into controversy. This collection of Chronicle articles offers insights on campus and local police departments and the scrutiny they face.