How Much Can Campus-Crime Reports Tell Us About Sexual Assault?  

Nine out of 10 colleges reported no rapes on their campuses in 2014 under the law known as the Clery Act. What that means depends on who's weighing in.


Leadership & Governance

Video: Campus Libraries Rethink Focus as Materials Go Digital

President Sari Feldman of the American Library Association discusses programs that preserve tweets as well as books.



Torn Over Tactics: Activists Refine Their Demands as Protests Over Racism Spread  

Backlashes on some campuses and compromises on others have prompted some student activists to settle for less.



A Virginia Tech Survivor Puts a Face on the Gun-Violence Prevention Movement

Nearly nine years ago, Colin Goddard was shot four times in a college classroom. Today, with the campus-carry debate raging, that experience helps shape his advocacy for gun-safety legislation.



Why So Many New Graduates of Elite Colleges Flock to the Same Kinds of Jobs  

Sure, financial, consulting, and tech firms recruit heavily. But universities themselves play a key role in structuring the pathways to those careers, according to new research.



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3 Colleges Wrestle With Iconic Leaders' Racial Legacies  

Historical figures central to the identities of Princeton, Amherst College, and the College of William & Mary are suddenly the focus of widespread protests.


Leadership & Governance

How Missouri’s Deans Plotted to Get Rid of Their Chancellor  

R. Bowen Loftin’s resignation as chief of the flagship campus at Columbia has been cast as fallout from racial discord there. That’s not even the half of it.


Leadership & Governance

Video: How Britain Is Trying to Expand Access to Higher Education

The University of Exeter's vice chancellor speaks on what American policy makers and colleges can learn from Britain as they look to improve access to higher education for disadvantaged people.



One Campus Approaches Diversity Training With ‘Hard Data and Careful Thought’  

At the University of Oklahoma, administrators hope candid conversations about race and bias can help build understanding.


How Mental-Health Care Entered the Debate Over Racial Inequality  

Minority students face unique psychological challenges, protesters and psychologists say, and so need unique mental-health services.



'I'm Gonna Rise Above What I Was Doing'

Chicago taught Tavaris Sanders how to survive among gang members. Is there room for him to thrive at a liberal-arts college?


3 Ways the Education Dept. Stands Accused of Mismanaging Student Aid  

At a hearing, lawmakers, advocates, and investigators all criticized how the agency’s Office of Federal Student Aid serves students and taxpayers. Here’s a look at their arguments.



At Kansas, Student Leaders Take the Blame for Racial-Climate Concerns  

Three student-government leaders are facing calls to resign after some of their peers criticized how they responded to activists’ demands.


Admissions & Student Aid

When Choosing a College, How Should Students Gauge the Payoff?  

There's value in data that attempt to hold colleges responsible for what their students go on to earn. But making sense of that data requires context few high schoolers will sort out alone.



Colleges in Missouri Navigate an Uncertain Landscape for Undocumented Students  

The legislature has made children of illegal immigrants ineligible for state scholarships and in-state tuition rates. Colleges have limited options to help such students, but some are trying.


Agencies’ Finding Eases Path to Debt Relief for Some Corinthian College Students

The U.S. Education Department and the California attorney general’s office determined that the for-profit education provider had inflated job-placement rates for students in its California and online programs.



Little for Students in ‘Historic’ Settlement of Education Management Case

The $95.5-million deal that the company reached with the government and whistle-blowers makes no specific provision to help students who took out federal loans to attend the company’s colleges.


Cranking Out Credentials — but What About Quality?  

Technical colleges in Utah drew criticism for including short-term training programs in their completion numbers. But with colleges under pressure to produce more graduates, the flap illustrates a bigger debate over what counts as a high-quality degree.


How Concerns Over Race and Casting Brought Down a Campus Play

Clarion University of Pennsylvania was days away from staging a production of Jesus in India when the playwright learned that three key roles would not be played by Asian students. Acrimony and injured feelings ensued.