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On Being Undocumented

Julia Schmalz and Vincent DeFrancesco

Eighteen recipients of TheDream.US scholarships share their stories and thoughts on college.

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When Students Are Disowned Over Sexuality or Gender, Some Colleges Lend Them a HandPremium Link

By Madeline Will

Officials at the colleges have established emergency funds for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students whose families cut them off financially after they come out.


Education Dept. Finds Little Evidence Servicers Are Failing Troops

By Kelly Field

Want to Value Your Chinese Students? Say Their Names RightPremium Link

By Karin Fischer

Gene Scientists' Quest for Cadaver Tissue Faces Ethical HurdlesPremium Link

By David Glenn

What I'm Reading: 'Designing the New American University'

Special Reports

Program Helps Students Navigate the Unfamiliar Terrain of CollegePremium Link

By Ben Gose

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.