The Chronicle of Higher Education

Casey reported on a variety of topics in higher education, such as greek life, technology and preparedness for the work force. She wrote 50 stories during her internship at The Chronicle. Below are a few of her favorites:

  • Why sororities aren’t likely to start throwing parties anytime soon: On many college campuses, fraternities own the social scene. They host the parties. They provide the alcohol. They set the rules. But as more colleges are looking to combat sexual assault, some observers are suggesting that sororities begin to exert their own control over the social scene, by hosting parties in their own houses.
  • Should college administrators yak back?: Shortly after arriving at a big student-affairs conference this week in New Orleans, Rey Junco took a look at the conversation attendees were having on Yik Yak, an anonymous location-based app.
  • Hackers descend on a campus near you: Nick Quinlan’s parents didn’t quite understand the concept of a hackathon. No, he told them, being a hacker doesn’t mean breaking into things. It means building them.
  • One reason to offer free online courses: alumni engagement: Conversations about the atomic bomb can only go so far among a classroom of 20-somethings. It’s hard for today’s students to imagine living in 1945, experiencing a world war or, for the most part, serving in the military. But bring alumni — with many more years of experience to share — into the equation, and class discussions can get a lot more interesting.