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Colleges Hoped for an In-Person Fall. Now the Dream Is Crumbling.

News that the University of California at Berkeley, Miami Dade College, and others will start the semester remotely signals a retreat from the optimism of the late spring.

For First-Generation Students, a Disappearing ‘College Experience’ Could Have Grave Consequences

As on-campus study and life fall victim to Covid-19, experts say such students will suffer as a result.

Vulnerable Students: Creating the Covid-Era Safety Net

Colleges are at a greater risk of losing vulnerable students at the very moment when keeping them enrolled may be a matter of institutional survival. This in-depth Chronicle report explores what colleges are doing to support the students who have been most affected by the crisis.

U. of Southern California President Departed With a $7-Million Payout

C.L. (Max) Nikias was pushed from office in 2018 over his handling of a sexual-abuse scandal involving a campus gynecologist.

This May Be the Worst Season of Summer Melt in Memory. Here’s How Some Colleges Are Fighting It.

The term âmelt,â which describes students who commit to a college but donât show up for classes, isnât new. But the coronavirus could turn this seasonâs melt into a flood.

After a Tough Decade, Pennsylvania’s Public Colleges Open the Door to Mergers

Six of the 14 institutions in the state system would consolidate to help save the system after years of enrollment drops and financial difficulties.

Transitions: U. of California System Names First Black President

Michael V. Drake will succeed Janet Napolitano, who will step down as president of the University of California on August 1.

The Power of Group Note-Taking

How an approach meant to level the playing field for students with weaker high-school preparation could help classmates stay connected during the pandemic.

With Latest Layoffs, U. of Akron Has Lost Almost a Quarter of Its Faculty Since Pandemic Began

The universityâs president said the new cuts, of 96 unionized faculty members, were necessary because earlier ones âwere insufficient to design a budget that will sustainâ the institution.

What College Activists Want

Defunded police. Inclusive coursework. Faculty members who look like them. Students are demanding radical change for racial justice, and theyâre not backing down.

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