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.


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.


Admissions & Student Aid

When a Small-College Scholar Wins a Nobel, the Marketing Begins

Seizing an opportunity that won’t come often, Drew University has made William Campbell, who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine on Monday, the focus of a broad-ranging marketing campaign.

The Ticker

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.

The Ticker

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.



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.



How a Law Seminar Inspired a Student to Bring a Case to Europe’s Top Court

A landmark privacy-rights decision this week resulted from a Facebook representative's visit to a law-school classroom at Santa Clara University. A professor there describes what happened.


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

Prozac Ph.D.  

A professor shares his anxious past to make troubled students feel less alone.



Making Drafts Count

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



Why It’s So Hard to Leave Academe

Rational people have good reasons for staying in an academic-employment system that has failed them.



From Bench Science to Public Information Officer

A Ph.D. in neuroscience isn’t necessary for the job, but it comes in handy.