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1 Person Is Dead, 3 Wounded, in Shooting at Northern Arizona U.

The campus reported early Friday morning that the suspect in the incident, which occurred outside a dormitory, was in custody.



When New Professors Need Housing, Colleges Are No Help  

Even as rising real-estate prices make house hunting more of a challenge, only a few colleges offer real assistance.

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Texas Southern U. on Lockdown After One Killed and One Wounded in Shooting

The shooting comes after two similar incidents in recent weeks at or near the Houston campus, along with high-profile campus shootings elsewhere in the country.

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U. of Wisconsin Lifts Cap on Out-of-State Undergraduates

Regents approved the proposal despite criticism that the university was looking primarily to raise extra revenue.

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California Court Says College Students Cannot Expect Protection From Classroom Crimes

A UCLA student had sued over a 2009 knife attack in a chemistry lab. Her accused assailant was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

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Defense Department Suspends U. of Phoenix From Its Tuition Assistance Program

The action comes after an investigative report on the for-profit's aggressive recruitment of military servicemembers and amid separate probes by federal and state agencies.


Thanks, Amazon. Campus Mailrooms Struggle to Keep Up With Boom in Packages for Students

The influx is fueled not by care packages from Mom, but by a surge in online shopping — for textbooks, Halloween costumes, Valentine sweets, dormitory décor, even mini-fridges.



MIT Master’s Program to Use MOOCs as ‘Admissions Test’

Students who do well in a series of free online courses will enhance their chances of being accepted into a supply-chain-management program on the campus.



Colleges Are Accused of Withholding Public Records on the Role of Race in Admissions  

A brief filed in the closely watched Fisher v. Texas case says universities are becoming "steadily less transparent" when faced with open-records requests. Many institutions beg to differ.



A Faculty’s Stand on Trigger Warnings Stirs Fears Among Students  

Even as it draws praise for shielding academic freedom, the skeptical stance taken by American University professors is also being denounced for potentially undermining students who are psychologically vulnerable.


Being Civil Doesn’t Have to Mean Remaining Silent

Conflict resolution is difficult in the face of intense public interest, as the Salaita case shows. But it’s no less necessary for that.


The Chronicle Review

A Critic’s Critic Quits His Day Job

Freed from his day job, the anxiety-plagued supercritic George Scialabba begins his next chapter.



Ph.D.s Do Have Transferable Skills, Part 3

How to explain them to potential employers.



'Dear Forums ...': Can I Negotiate a Spousal Hire for an Ex?

Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: the challenges of being an inside candidate; reapplying after a failed search.



Making Drafts Count

Here’s how to get students to take them more seriously.