The rebirth of an outlawed student union with Islamist leanings is a positive sign of rising democracy to some, a negative sign of religious conservatism to others.
As police mostly stay off campus, networks of students and staff members have rallied to act as informal university security.
A U.S. meeting follows up on a Tunisian one, pointing out that academic freedom is vital not only for universities, but for countries as a whole.
With the academic year soon to begin, university leaders are urging nonviolence as the country tries to find a way forward.
Women and sympathetic men are organizing against those who sexually harass others in the academic setting.
Across the Arab region, a few programs focus on helping women get the skills and attitudes they need to find and hold a job.