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Colleen Conway-Welch, who is retiring from Vanderbilt's School of Nursing, predicts that nurses will soon take over much of the work of primary-care doctors.
The new dean is Steven J. Fluharty, senior vice provost for research and a professor at Penn. Read about that and other job-related news.
Steven Muller led the university from 1972 to 1990, during which time he expanded its scope and raised hundreds of millions of dollars.
Some scientists say we shouldn't try to geoengineer the earth's climate; others say we can't afford not to.
The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is a small place with big ambitions.
Peter Uvin will assume the new role at Amherst College, and one of his responsibilities will be defining just what a provost at such a liberal-arts institution does.
Nell Irvin Painter wrote seven groundbreaking books about African-American history and taught at Princeton for 17 years. Now she's pursuing a different passion.
The proposal would benefit students who are in the United States illegally and some foreign graduates of American universities.
The group wants the university to examine the former trustee's role in the slaughter of American Indians in 1864 and to make amends.
The Chronicle talked with students and found that having more choices in how to get books hasn't solved the main problem: cost.
They still want real books, publishers and professors say, even as digital products proliferate.
Many agree that making books free for college students is a good idea. But nobody's found a great way to do it.
Publishers' latest digital products may deserve a category of their own.
Some students will go to great lengths to avoid shelling out for a new textbook.
Glimpses of life in academe from around the world.