Students

Native Students Face a Deepening Divide

Data show that the achievement gap between Native American students and their peers starts young and persists through college.

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Government

‘Stereotypes Are at the Center’: a White House Official on Why Native Students Often Struggle

William Mendoza, director of the Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, had several false starts before completing college. He discusses how tribal colleges helped him find his way, and why they remain relevant to students today.

Teaching

More Professors Know About Free Textbook Options, but Adoption Remains Low

Only 6.6 percent of faculty members are "very aware" of open educational resources, a survey found, and many say they can’t find such materials, although their use in introductory courses is ticking up.

The Ticker

Charges Are Dropped Against Yale Worker Who Purposely Broke Window Depicting Slavery

Corey Menafee's criminal case ended a day after he went back to work at the university, which had asked prosecutors to drop the charges.

The Ticker

Louisville Board Still Hasn't Accepted Its President's Resignation

The Board of Trustees postponed a meeting on Tuesday at which it was slated to consider the resignation of James R. Ramsey, who said last month he would step down.

The Ticker

Smithsonian Institution Is Hiring a Beer Scholar

The historian will work at its new American Brewing History Initiative.

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Students

What a University Can Learn From Wegmans

American University hopes to translate the customer-service ethos developed by the successful grocery chain into better student-service policies.

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Faculty

How Much Can Unions Lift Adjuncts? CUNY Contract Fight Hinges on What’s Good Enough

Many of the City University of New York’s part-time faculty members oppose a new labor agreement that their union heralds as offering them big gains.

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Students

‘I Want to Get This Right’: Scenes From a Conference on Campus Sex Assault

When officials from 33 colleges met in Washington to discuss a new curriculum for assault investigations, conducting fair interviews and making sense of consent emerged as key themes.

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Students

As Dual Enrollments Swell, So Do Worries About Academic Rigor

Courses that give high-school students college credit before they graduate are expanding rapidly. In Texas, where the idea is especially popular, many educators are watching the trend warily.

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Students

How Alabama Is Trying to Diversify Its Greek Organizations

This month the university released an "action plan" that seeks to promote inclusiveness within its traditionally white fraternities and sororities. But concerns remain about the possibility of lasting change.

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Admissions & Student Aid

Behind the Shake-Up at Temple U.: A Merit Scholarship That Grew Too Fast

Though no administrators have taken the blame for the $22-million deficit that led to the president’s resignation, it’s clear that a financial-aid program had become too successful for its own good.

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Students

When Pokémon Goes to Campus: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The hit augmented-reality game has prompted many colleges to jump on the bandwagon. Sometimes, though, players are finding themselves in unusual situations.

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The Chronicle Review

Police Violence, Out of Context

What a recent high-profile study about police shootings got wrong.

Lingua Franca

Here's Looking at You, Narcissist

Ben Yagoda says the diagnosis of a certain candidate by Bryan Cranston and many others — including doctors — seems 100 percent on the money.

The Chronicle Review

‘Trump Syllabus’ Ignores Race, Xenophobia

A contributor to the "Trump Syllabus" voices her disapproval of the project.

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Vitae

How Hard Is It to Get Tenure?

It's stressful for everyone but your department wants you to succeed.

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Vitae

Tenure-Track Wisdom: Milton Newberry III

The sixth in a series of interviews with new assistant professors about their first year on the job.