September 03, 2015

Current Issue

This week's highlights.

Research September 25, 2015

The founders of Retraction Watch have made themselves impossible to ignore.

Athletics October 01, 2015

A federal appeals court finds the NCAA violated antitrust laws, but strikes down a prior ruling that would allow for annual $5,000 payments to athletes.

Government October 01, 2015

The default rates on federal student loans fell at all types of colleges, but thousands of borrowers still struggle to repay their loans.

Students September 29, 2015

The group hopes its innovations will put more young people on the path to college earlier. But some experts question whether the effort will really expand access.

Administration September 29, 2015

And among young alumni, only 38 percent viewed their college experience positively, according to national survey results in the 2015 Gallup-Purdue Index.

Students September 28, 2015

Students are questioning where to draw the line between freedom of speech and ensuring that minority students do not feel devalued.

Teaching September 25, 2015

The findings of a nine-state study will help policy makers and colleges compare academic quality across institutions, say researchers.

Admissions & Student Aid October 02, 2015

When applicants and institutions push for "fairness," they aren’t even talking about the same thing.

Administration October 04, 2015

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

Teaching September 30, 2015

A handful of instructors have recently drawn fire for issuing guidelines on the use of certain words. The debate is a critical one, scholars say.

Students September 29, 2015

A confrontational preacher’s group stirred up students at DePauw University last week. After the clash, the real issue for some became how police officers had interacted with the counterprotesters.

Government October 01, 2015

The program extended aid to students with "exceptional financial need." Sen. Lamar Alexander blocked a bill that would have kept it alive.

People October 04, 2015

David Kirkland, who has studied the literacy of urban youth, would like to bring results of the center’s research directly to instructors.

People October 04, 2015

What if music were taught without ever having students listen to it, an English instructor wonders after reading a math teacher’s lament.

The Chronicle Review October 05, 2015

The metaphor is provocative but misleading.

The Chronicle Review October 02, 2015

Human interaction and sustained introspection? There are no apps for those.

The Chronicle Review September 23, 2015

Inequality and other pressing issues are fundamentally political, and political scientists must take up the gauntlet.

The Chronicle Review October 05, 2015

He’s teaching superforecasters to predict the future. Crazy, right? Except when it works.

The Chronicle Review October 05, 2015

American 19th-century missionaries to the Middle East came home with a complicated view of Islam.

The Chronicle Review October 05, 2015

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

Commentary September 24, 2015

Hard decisions are getting even harder for boards to make, thanks to interference from donors, alumni, and local politicians.

Advice September 14, 2015

In an online marketplace, don’t overlook the old-fashioned book exhibit.