PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://www.chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ 2016-08-31T23:49:00-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education What One College Learned From Creating Housing for Recovering Addicts http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-One-College-Learned-From/237599 2016-08-31T00:25:00-04:00 Administrators at the College of New Jersey say they had to create an inclusive environment not only for those students but also for any students who choose to live substance-free. By Arielle Martinez Why College Alumni Don’t Give to Their Alma Maters: They Think Other Charities Need Money More http://chroni.cl/2bDE6Ne 2016-08-30T15:53:00-04:00 Among graduates who give, 26 percent said they would donate more if they could earmark their money for specific campus purposes, according to a new survey. By Eden Stiffman (Chronicle of Philanthropy) After Public Colleges Suffer Many Blows, a Film Fires Back http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Public-Colleges-Suffer/237616 2016-08-30T04:56:02-04:00 A new documentary about some of the most polarizing fights in academe seeks to spur discussion of the financial and political forces shaping higher education. By Katherine Mangan What’s the Right Public Message About Going to College? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-the-Right-Public/237613 2016-08-30T04:55:00-04:00 Higher education is a good investment, on average, but some students leave it worse off than when they started. That makes giving general advice a challenge. By Beckie Supiano How a University Is Training Its Police to Take a Trauma-Informed Approach to Sexual Violence http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-University-Is-Training/237614 2016-08-30T04:55:00-04:00 The University of Texas system is embracing methods that build on traditional investigative strategies with ones that establish more trust with victims. By Emma Pettit Contract Cheating’s African Labor http://www.chronicle.com/article/Contract-Cheating-s-African/237586 2016-08-28T19:01:46-04:00 If clients ask, Solomon, from Nairobi, Kenya, is supposed to say he is American or British. By Xian Bu The New Cheating Economy http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-New-Cheating-Economy/237587 2016-08-28T19:01:46-04:00 Business is booming right under colleges’ noses. It’s not just papers and assignments anymore. Now it’s the whole course. By Brad Wolverton Colleges Brace for Impact of Overtime Rule http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Brace-for-Impact-of/237583 2016-08-28T18:30:46-04:00 A change in federal labor law that takes effect in December has institutions scrambling to sort out which salaried employees will be due extra pay if they work more than 40 hours in a week. By Lee Gardner What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/237582 2016-08-28T18:28:46-04:00 The news has been good for graduate-student unions, bad for University of California chancellors, and absurd for anyone following the guns-on-campus debate in Texas. By Lawrence Biemiller and Lee Gardner With a Strong Stance on Safe Spaces, U. of Chicago Sends a Mixed Message to Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/With-a-Strong-Stance-on-Safe/237601 2016-08-26T19:43:38-04:00 While some applauded the clarity of a dean’s letter, others found it callous, out of touch, or simply misunderstood. By Beth McMurtrie The Real Story Behind the U. of Connecticut’s ‘Scholars House’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Real-Story-Behind-the-U/237571 2016-08-26T04:57:10-04:00 The university’s new residential community was created in an attempt to put more African-American men on a path to graduation. But some critics have depicted the program as a step toward segregating black students. By Sarah Brown College Republican Chapters Are Trying to Keep Trump From Tearing Them Apart http://www.chronicle.com/article/College-Republican-Chapters/237570 2016-08-26T04:55:00-04:00 With the fall semester starting and the November election fast approaching, the chapters are withholding endorsements, focusing on down-ballot races, and sometimes even splintering. By Arielle Martinez A Provocative Protest Pits Pro- and Anti-Gun Activists http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Provocative-Protest-Pits/237560 2016-08-25T04:47:18-04:00 Concealed handguns are now legal in public-college classrooms in Texas. On the first day of classes at the University of Texas at Austin since the law took effect, opponents and supporters expressed their views with signs, slogans, and sex toys. By Katherine Mangan Duke U. Lays Claim to $10 Million From Oilman’s Estate https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Duke-U-Lays-Claim-to-10/237549 2016-08-24T14:12:00-04:00 The university filed probate-court papers on Tuesday seeking more than $9.9 million in what it says were unfunded pledges made by the oil and gas magnate Aubrey McClendon before his death, in March, reports The Wall Street Journal. Meet the Sex Shops in Austin, Tex., That Put the Cocks in ‘Cocks Not Glocks’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Sex-Shops-in-Austin/237555 2016-08-24T13:35:07-04:00 The University of Texas flagship prohibits dildos in public but, thanks to the state’s new campus-carry law, allows guns. Students are protesting, and local proprietors are lending a hand. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz What It’s Like to Be Interim President — Again http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-It-s-Like-to-Be-Interim/237532 2016-08-23T04:56:00-04:00 The current interim leaders of Baylor, Cornell, and Temple are all in their second go-round in that job on their campuses. Here’s a look at some of the challenges they face. By Arielle Martinez A New Academic Year Brings Fresh Anxiety at Illinois’s Public Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-New-Academic-Year-Brings/237533 2016-08-23T04:55:00-04:00 A state-budget stalemate means the colleges haven’t seen permanent funding in over a year. Administrators now wonder if the crisis will reverberate for years to come. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz What Will College Be Like for a Transgender Student in North Carolina? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Will-College-Be-Like-for/237531 2016-08-23T04:55:00-04:00 The recipient of a prestigious scholarship talks about how he will navigate his freshman year after the passage of the state’s controversial "bathroom bill." By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz What Has Welfare Reform Meant for Students' Higher-Education Dreams? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Has-Welfare-Reform-Meant/237522 2016-08-22T04:56:06-04:00 The law, signed 20 years ago today by President Bill Clinton, has had a complex impact on poverty — and on educational attainment, according to Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield, a policy analyst with the Center for Law and Social Policy. By Kelly Field A Wider Lens on the ‘Match’ Between Students and Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Wider-Lens-on-the/237519 2016-08-22T04:55:00-04:00 Many people worry that high-achieving, low-income students too often don’t attend top colleges. A new book explores the challenge of helping more students succeed at a broader range of institutions. By Beckie Supiano