Technology photo_68543_square_small

How LinkedIn’s Latest Move May Matter to CollegesPremium Link

By Goldie Blumenstyk

The professional-networking giant’s purchase of could allow it to do to colleges what Airbnb has done to hotels and Uber has done to taxis.


An Admissions Scandal Shows How Administrators’ Ethics ‘Fade’

By Peter Schmidt

Misconduct often results from colleges’ routine organizational behavior, concludes a study of a 2009 scandal at the University of Illinois.


Why One College Created an 'Affordability Academy' for Its Own StaffPremium Link

By Eric Hoover

Cooper Union Says Ending Free Tuition May Make It More Accessible

By Casey Fabris and Steve Kolowich

What People Think About College: a Snapshot of Public Opinion

By Beckie Supiano

As Their Numbers Dwindle, Black Coaches Seek Ways to Gain GroundPremium Link

By Brad Wolverton

A Higher-Ed Guide to 4 Presidential Contenders

By Kelly Field

A Lasting Furor Over Rape

Should Colleges Be Judging Rape?

By Robin Wilson

Administrators can offer support to victims, but colleges may not be equipped to decide whether a student committed sexual assault.

An Arc of Outrage

By Sara Lipka

Despite the clamor, the real conversation about campus sexual assault has hardly begun.

Who Killed the Humanities?

The Chronicle Review

The Slow Death of the University

By Terry Eagleton

Bean counters, bureaucrats, and barbarians are to blame.

A College's Demise

How Sweet Briar's Board Decided to Close the CollegePremium Link

By Steve Kolowich

Summoned to a meeting in Washington, D.C., the college’s board members looked at the numbers. And they realized there wasn’t a choice.

Voices From Sweet Briar: Students and Faculty Prepare to Move On

By Julia Schmalz

Some students at Sweet Briar College, which announced last month that it would close, say they are running into difficulties trying to transfer to other institutions. Meanwhile, faculty members are not giving up hope.

To Resurrect a College, Supporters Need More Than NostalgiaPremium Link

By Lawrence Biemiller

As alumnae fight to keep Sweet Briar open, other colleges that have come back from the brink offer cautionary tales.