Is Student-Loan Debt Really Holding Would-Be Entrepreneurs Back?

Hillary Clinton wants to help aspiring business creators with their loans. Higher-education experts don’t think that’s the best way to help them out.



Police Confront the Price Tag of Prepping for Guns on Campus

As campus carry becomes legal in Texas and active-shooter scenarios loom in the public consciousness, security officials are grappling with costs both big and small.



Washington U. Is Fixing Its Economic-Diversity Problem. Its Next Challenge Is Parity.

The university is making progress in enrolling more students eligible for Pell Grants. Now it is wrestling with how to better support low-income students once they enroll.

The Ticker

NCAA Rules Baruch College Lacked Institutional Control

Two former staff members gave a total of $255,097 in impermissible student aid to athletes on the City University of New York campus.

The Ticker

U. of Tennessee Medical Students Will No Longer Train on Live Animals

The university's Health Science Center is the last American medical school to stop using such animals.

The Ticker

South Carolina State Appoints New President After Interim Resigns

The historically black university has weathered declining enrollment, mounting debt, and several administrative change-ups in the past few years.



4 Ways Cleveland’s Colleges Are Bracing for the Republican Convention

Amid concerns over protests and other potential unrest, institutions like Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College are expanding their police presence and advising students on how to stay safe.



What Happens When Your Research Is Featured on ‘Fox & Friends’

A foundational piece of research on microaggressions, cited as a guide by several universities, has surfaced as ammunition in the war over sensitivity in higher education.



As Big Data Comes to College, Officials Wrestle to Set New Ethical Norms

Institutions collect startling amounts of information on students. Do the students have a right to know how it's being used, and should they be able to opt out?



AAUP Rethinks How It Fights Governing Boards

The American Association of University Professors plans to review its policies dealing with colleges’ governing boards in response to fears of ineffectiveness and controversy surrounding its sanction of the University of Iowa.



Data Mining Points Path to Helping Female and Minority Scientists

Research from Harvard suggests that measuring "reach" — how closely one journal author is connected to others — could be a key factor in career advancement.



Why an Ex-Mayor Sees Minority Students as Assets for Globally Competitive Businesses

A former mayor of Minneapolis says "different schools" will help close the achievement gap between white and minority students.



Turmoil Raises Specter of Faculty Exodus From Public Colleges

High-profile defections stoke rumors of a mass exit, but even if professors aren’t fleeing in droves, there’s plenty of maneuvering behind the scenes.



9 Tools for the Accidental Writing Teacher

Help for faculty members who aren’t composition instructors yet are still expected to teach writing.

Lingua Franca

There's Trump, OK?

The Republican candidate deploys America's greatest word with tactical effectiveness, says Allan Metcalf.


The Chronicle Review

The New McCarthyism

Why another academic witch hunt could take off.



Learning More About Active Learning

Maybe you have to know why these teaching strategies work to be able to know how they work best.



Peer Reviewing the Peer Reviews

With a little help from your friends, you can understand which reviewers have been helpful and which should be ignored.