PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://www.chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ 2018-08-17T10:40:44-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education U. of Akron Will Phase Out 80 Degree Programs and Open New Esports Facilities http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Akron-Will-Phase-Out-80/244293 2018-08-16T17:43:00-04:00 The institution is calling its three new centers the “largest” devoted to video gaming at any college in the world. By Emma Pettit New York U.’s School of Medicine Goes Tuition-Free http://www.chronicle.com/article/New-York-U-s-School-of/244292 2018-08-16T17:40:00-04:00 All medical students will receive scholarships covering the cost of their education regardless of need or merit. By Teghan Simonton College Presidents Land a New Gig: Podcasting http://www.chronicle.com/article/College-Presidents-Land-a-New/244288 2018-08-16T14:56:34-04:00 The online recordings, produced in-house, serve as another vehicle to promote the institution. By Lindsay Ellis Does It Matter if a Political Candidate Has Steep Student-Loan Debts? Georgians Will Get to Decide http://www.chronicle.com/article/Does-It-Matter-if-a-Political/244280 2018-08-15T21:54:32-04:00 The Democratic nominee for governor, Stacey Abrams, owes $96,000 for her college and law degrees. But she’s not the only candidate for high office this year who has borrowed to pay for college. By Dan Bauman Enough ‘Do More With Less.’ It’s Time for Colleges to Find Actual Efficiencies. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Enough-Do-More-With/244279 2018-08-15T17:48:25-04:00 Most institutions have “zero idea how they earn a living” and where their margins are across programs, says Rick Staisloff, a consultant on finance and strategy. By Scott Carlson A College President Slept Like a Freshman for 2 Nights. Here’s What He Learned. http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-College-President-Slept-Like/244277 2018-08-15T17:07:00-04:00 David A. Thomas, Morehouse College’s new leader, began the academic year by staying in a single room in the campus’s oldest building. He forgot a mattress topper but picked up a few lessons. By Emma Pettit What the U. of Kentucky Did About a Controversial Campus Fresco Depicting Slavery http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-the-U-of-Kentucky-Did/244269 2018-08-14T21:01:00-04:00 Amid criticism of the artwork, the university commissioned a new one and added context to the original. By Claire Hansen Admitting Significant Mistakes, Maryland Accepts Responsibility for Football Player’s Death http://www.chronicle.com/article/Admitting-Significant/244265 2018-08-14T16:30:00-04:00 The university’s president and athletics director said they met with Jordan McNair’s family on Tuesday as outrage over the administration’s response swirls. By Lindsay Ellis The Education Dept. Wants to Hold Colleges Accountable by Reporting Graduates’ Earnings. One Problem: The Data Aren’t All There. http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Education-Dept-Wants-to/244260 2018-08-13T22:32:07-04:00 The soonest such information may be available is late 2019, but the department is likely to finalize the new policy this fall. By Eric Kelderman Maryland’s President Warned of ‘Dormant Volcanoes.’ Now, One Looks Ready to Blow. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Maryland-s-President-Warned/244259 2018-08-13T18:28:00-04:00 Wallace Loh announced a second inquiry into the University of Maryland’s football program on Saturday after ESPN detailed allegations of verbal abuse and intimidation of athletes. By Lindsay Ellis Education Dept. Proposes Tossing Gainful-Employment Rule, Which Took Aim at For-Profit Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Proposes/244238 2018-08-10T11:00:00-04:00 The department plans to bolster the College Scorecard, or a similar public-facing consumer tool, instead of using student-debt levels to hold underperforming institutions accountable.  By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Princeton Will Rename an Archway to Honor a Fugitive Slave http://www.chronicle.com/article/Princeton-Will-Rename-an/244233 2018-08-09T18:40:00-04:00 Like many universities, the Ivy League institution is asking itself how to interact with its ugly past. Naming an arch after former slave who worked there is a step forward, some historians say. By Emma Pettit How Colleges Are Sparing Birds’ Lives and Conserving Energy http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Are-Sparing/244214 2018-08-08T16:06:00-04:00 Campus planners and students work together to encourage the use of new window technologies that prevent winged creatures from smashing into glass-facade buildings. By Teghan Simonton Facing Calls to Hasten His Departure, USC’s President Steps Aside http://www.chronicle.com/article/Facing-Calls-to-Hasten-His/244185 2018-08-07T21:11:00-04:00 C.L. Max Nikias, plagued by a string of sexual-misconduct scandals at the university, had announced in May that he would leave his post. By this month, the faculty was becoming restive. By Brock Read The Koch Institute Is Worried About Free Speech on Campus. But Not in the Way You Might Think. http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Koch-Institute-Is-Worried/244184 2018-08-07T20:58:00-04:00 Policies and laws that hinder open dialogue, like those being pushed by some conservative groups, will prevent students from learning from one another, says the institute's director of free expression. By Michael Vasquez Abuse Scandals Involving Doctors Have Shaken Several Colleges. Now Others Are Making Changes. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Abuse-Scandals-Involving/244179 2018-08-07T18:07:16-04:00 Fallout from incidents at Michigan State, the University of Southern California, and Ohio State has driven institutions to add new protective measures — both to safeguard students and to minimize their own liability. By Lindsay Ellis BYU Is Under Fire, Again, for Punishing Sex-Assault Victims http://www.chronicle.com/article/BYU-Is-Under-Fire-Again-for/244164 2018-08-06T20:43:00-04:00 An immunity clause added in 2016 to encourage students to report assaults doesn’t help when their bishops control their eligibility to attend college. By Sarah Brown U. of Texas Board’s Pick for Chancellor: a Higher-Ed Insider, but a Lone Star Outsider http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Texas-Board-s-Pick-for/244161 2018-08-06T20:00:00-04:00 Call it the nontraditional traditional pick. James Milliken’s lack of connection to Texas politics left some state insiders surprised by the system’s choice. By Lindsay Ellis U. of Texas System Picks Former CUNY Leader as Its Next Chancellor http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Texas-System-Picks/244141 2018-08-04T15:43:00-04:00 After the departure of a former Navy admiral, the Texas system chooses a seasoned academic hand. By Lindsay Ellis As Colleges Distance Themselves From Papa John's Founder, Ball State U. Sticks With Him http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Colleges-Distance/244140 2018-08-03T20:04:00-04:00 After John Schnatter's use of a racial slur on a conference call, the Indiana institution says his generosity and contrition will cause it to keep his name on its entrepreneurship center.  By Dan Berrett