What does it really take for a college to recover from a racial crisis? That’s the question a team of researchers explores in a new American Council on Education report, which spotlights the University of Missouri at Columbia and the 2015 protests that have become a lesson in leadership turmoil across higher education.

The report documents what researchers call the “first phase of healing,” covering the 18 months after student activism against racism and leaders’ inaction forced the Missouri system’s president to resign. Researchers compiled information from extensive interviews with dozens of people at Missouri, with the cooperation of the system and the campus, and from news articles and other early research about the fallout from the protests….

The Chronicle of Higher Education