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A photo of Northwestern president Michael Schill and Rutgers president Jonathan Holloway.

Campus Leaders Stand Their Ground Before Congress

In previous hearings, presidents equivocated on moral questions or were accused of throwing faculty under the bus. This time, leaders pushed back against lawmakers.

A photo illustration of the leaders of UCLA, Rutgers, and Northwestern set against a photo of the U.S. Capitol.

Who Are the Campus Leaders Headed to Capitol Hill?

Unlike their predecessors in the hot seat, the leaders set to face Congress today are all men who have been in the job for at least two years—and two head public institutions.

A photo of protesters at UCLA.

A Tale of Three Protests

An encampment at UCLA sparked violence, while Rutgers and Northwestern reached deals with protesters. Now the leaders of all three institutions must answer to Congress.

Cal Lutheran President, Under Fire, to Step Down

Lori Varlotta, whose presidency at California Lutheran University has been consumed by controversy, will step down from the role at...
Police arrest protesters at Indiana University at Bloomington

The Litigation After the Protest Storm

After tense campus protests over the Israel-Hamas War resulted in hundreds of arrests and suspensions, universities are facing a wave of lawsuits in the fallout.

George Washington University graduates holding a sign with the words “Dive$t Now.”

What Makes Current Divestment Demands Different

Student appeals for colleges to stop investing in firms that support Israel’s war effort are complicated by state laws, political risks and global market complexities.

Protesters Target Officials with Body Bags, Cockroaches

While pro-Palestinian campus protests have been largely peaceful, recent incidents have raised concerns as demonstrators have appeared at official’s homes...

Sonoma State President Retires Amid Protest Controversy

Sonoma State University President Mike Lee has left his role mere days after striking a controversial deal with pro-Palestinian protesters...