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College Endowment Rankings

Chronicle of Higher Education, College Endowments See Another Year of Growth: The improving economy contributed to a second strong year in a row for colleges’ endowment returns, according to an annual study released on Thursday. Colleges’ endowments returned an average of 15.5 percent in the 2014 fiscal year, up from...

NCAA is reportedly investigating 20 universities for academic fraud

The NCAA is investigating 20 colleges and universities over allegations of academic fraud, The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. The names of the schools were not named, but reportedly include 18 Division I universities, one Division II school and one Division III college. The Chronicle of Higher Education has more: The cases are at various […]

The often-repeated claim that 1,800 college students die from ‘alcohol-related causes’

“More than 1,800 students die every year of alcohol-related causes.” — article from the Chronicle of Higher Education that appeared in the New York Times under the headline “Why Colleges Haven’t Stopped Binge Drinking,” Dec. 15, 2014 “Legislators did not hear about the 1,800 college students who died from alcohol poisoning in the United States over the […]

Highest-Earning Presidents of Illinois Universities

University presidents have big jobs, and many of them have big salaries to match. The Chronicle of Higher Education surveyed hundreds of the nation's public universities and compiled compensation data on chief executives at 227 state-run...Show More Summary

A New Modesty

Recommended reading: The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on the new modesty of literary criticism and the complicated relationship between texts, critics, and politics. For more on the balance between art and politics, look no further than Jonathan Clarke‘s Millions essay, “Alive with Disagreement and Dissent.”

Maximizing Buzzword Compliance

From a "sponsor message" sent to me by the Chronicle of Higher Education "on behalf of Campus Management": Institutions are facing a convergence of forces that, combined with an outdated technology infrastructure, have created the need for a new approach in education technology: the On Demand Model for Higher Education. Discover the cornerstones of this […]

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/11/14

George Curme, 21st-Century Grammarian – Lingua Franca – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 11, 2014 Blogging Pompeii: News: Ministerial comments on the state...Show More Summary

Here's How Much Each Ivy League University President Makes In A Year

Columbia University president Lee C. Bollinger is the highest paid president in the Ivy League, according to data compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Bollinger made $3,389,917 in 2012, the most recent year that financial documents are available for nonprofit institutions. Show More Summary

RepiTitiationes ~ 12/05/14

How to read (or over-read) an ancient monument | Monuments of Roman Greece — rogueclassicist (@rogueclassicist) December 5, 2014 #classcon How to Be Intoxicated – Special Reports – The Chronicle of Higher Education More Summary

The $7 Million University President

In a recent article about Shirley Jackson, the president since 1999 of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) -- a private university located in Troy, New York -- the Chronicle of Higher Education revealed that, in 2012 (the latest year for which statistics are available), she received over $7 million from that institution. Show More Summary

36 Presidents of Private Colleges Earn More Than $1 Million

Chronicle of Higher Education, 36 Presidents of Private Colleges Earned More Than $1-Million in 2012 (complete salary data of 537 private college presidents here): Bloomberg Boston Globe New York Times Wall Street Journal Washington Post

Three dozen presidents of private colleges make more than $1 million

The Chronicle of Higher Education just released its annual ranking of the highest paid presidents of private colleges, finding that 36 of those leaders earned more than $1 million in 2012. The median president made nearly $400,000. The...Show More Summary

The surprising top 10 highest paid private college presidents

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual list of the best compensated private college and university presidents has just come out with the latest data, for 2012, and the people on it may surprise you. According to the Chronicle, 36 presidents of private institutions of higher learning earned more than $1 million in 2012, though the […]

Highest-Paid Private College President Made $7.1M

Being president of Rensselear Polytechnic Institute paid more than 15 times as much as being president of the United States in 2012, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education 's latest pay survey. Shirley Ann Jackson's total compensation added up to $7,143,312 for the year, millions more than...

Tamir Rice and Michael Brown didn’t deserve to die

Writing about how “in America, black children don’t get to be children,”  Stacey Patton, a senior enterprise reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education, broke my heart in one paragraph. Not because I was shocked by what she wrote, but because I know she is right. America does not extend the fundamental elements of childhood to black […]

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

Business Insider, The Best Law Schools In America Business Insider, Law School Is Still Worth It Even If You Don't Get Into Harvard Or Yale Chronicle of Higher Education, Making Law School a Place for People Who Know What They Want to Do Barbara Glesner Fines (Missouri-Kansas City), The Power...

Ranking of School Does Not Affect Quality of Teaching

Chronicle of Higher Education, Colleges’ Prestige Doesn’t Guarantee a Top-Flight Learning Experience: [T]his year’s National Survey of Student Engagement [Nessie], which was released on Thursday,... took a stab at identifying educational quality on the institutional level, an attribute that is as important to higher education as it is hard...

The Humanities Are Ruining Neuroscience

Photo illustration by Andrea Levy for The Chronicle Review Inflammatory title, isn't it. Puzzled by how it could possibly happen? Then read on!A few days ago, The Chronicle of Higher Education published a piece called Neuroscience Is Ruining the Humanities. Show More Summary

A Third Wave?

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (via the always-excellent Mind Hacks) argues cogently that as a new torrent of data about the brain looms, we need to ensure that it is balanced by a corresponding development in theory. That must surely be right: but I wonder whether the torrent of new information is […]

Cost of College Crosses $260,000 Threshold

Chronicle of Higher Education, New Data on Tuition and Fees for Thousands of Colleges:

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