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.



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.



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.

The Ticker

Owner of Florida For-Profit Chain Is Convicted of Theft and Conspiracy

The company, called FastTrain, was accused of enrolling ineligible students and coaching them to lie on applications for federal student aid.

The Ticker

Why Is Dartmouth Still Boiling Over a Protest That Happened 2 Weeks Ago?

Dubious claims of violence and mixed messages from the administration have fueled controversy over a library demonstration.



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.



Female Astronomers: Outsiders in Their Field  

Many say they are underestimated, discriminated against, even harassed. Some find support from one another and, crucially, from their universities.



3 Colleges Wrestle With Iconic Leaders' 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.


The Chronicle Review

How Corpses Shape Culture  

In burial, the dead help give meaning to the travails of the living.


Want More Innovation? Get More Diversity

Academic departments that are more diverse may produce more unorthodox ideas and do more original work, new research shows.

Lingua Franca

Giving Words

A day before our big American holiday, Allan Metcalf is surprised to find how few words end with -giving. Readers, can you suggest more?



Are You Communicating Well as a Manager?

Don’t rule out meetings or other tools just because they have been misused in the past.



Can I Apply for 2 Jobs on 1 Campus?

And other job-market dilemmas from readers.