February 3, 2017

Volume 63, Issue 22

Top News

To stay or to go: It’s the decision that thousands of young Chinese students must make when they graduate from an American college.

Highlights

Colleges are making curricular changes to get doctoral students in the humanities better prepared for careers outside academe.

The Chronicle Review

Daniel Kahneman, Amos Tversky, and the limits of collaboration.

Also In the Issue

By necessity, some American colleges are becoming more adept at helping their Chinese graduates navigate U.S. regulations or China's raucous job market.

Graduate programs should foster alumni networks and provide opportunities for students to articulate their skills.

The head of the American Historical Association says departments should integrate communication, collaboration, and three other "basic skills" into their programs.

Would the 1988 Democratic presidential nominee consider trading his teaching gigs for one more political run? Not a chance.

Examples of how some departments and professors are tweaking the  curriculum.

A former astronaut was appointed vice president at Texas A&M University and chief operating officer on its Galveston campus, and the departing U.S. secretary of the treasury will be a visiting professor in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

 

High representation of particular racial or ethnic groups is found in states like Georgia and Oklahoma, reflecting those states' populations.

Researchers raised alarms over reports of a clampdown on grants and communications by the EPA and other agencies. Some of those orders apparently are now being walked back, but long-term questions remain.

The 21-year-old senior at the University of Evansville has a job waiting for him when he graduates, but he doesn’t "know what is going to happen" as a result of an expected presidential order this week.

Noisy protests have disrupted some classes of a California professor who served a suspension following sexual-harassment allegations.

Posters from the rally in Boston will be cataloged and archived.

The nominee for education secretary faces bitter opposition from teachers’ unions and civil-rights groups, but is backed by prominent Republicans and others seeking to overhaul public schools.

During her tenure as president, the university’s challenges were a microcosm of those facing institutions nationwide: sexual assault, racial climate, and strained relationships between campus leaders and governing boards.

A professor at Denison University, in Ohio, shepherded six busloads of students and others to Washington for a chaotic but thrilling experience of democracy in action.

Hint: They view poor students as opportunities, not challenges.

Commentary

A college education is a public good, in ways that are rarely acknowledged, and ought to be treated that way.

For diversity to become a truly positive attribute of a college, it must be built into searches for deans and provosts.

Advice on making it through a hiring process that tends to reward extroverts.