PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://www.chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ 2016-08-27T22:15:10-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 Video: Top U.S. Higher-Education Official Says Innovation Will Best Serve the ‘New Normal’ Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Video-Top-US/237502 2016-08-19T04:55:00-04:00 Ted Mitchell visited The Chronicle’s newsroom to talk about the Education Department’s role in promoting innovation and change, and ways the legacy of that work could endure after the Obama administration. By Goldie Blumenstyk Helping Students Seek Social Services http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Helping-Students-Seek-Social/52 2016-08-19T00:00:00-04:00 Even at colleges that try to keep tuition and fees under control, it's other living expenses that often delay or derail adult students. Explore how some institutions are connecting students with public benefits. With a Sudden Vacuum at the Top, What’s Next for Berkeley? http://www.chronicle.com/article/With-a-Sudden-Vacuum-at-the/237492 2016-08-18T04:56:38-04:00 The abrupt announcement on Tuesday that Nicholas B. Dirks will step down as chancellor leaves professors and others wondering how the campus will pick up the pieces. By Sarah Brown and Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Experiment With New Education Providers Also Tests New Ways to Measure Quality http://www.chronicle.com/article/Experiment-With-New-Education/237477 2016-08-17T04:59:00-04:00 The Education Department’s pilot program extends federal student aid to eight projects in which an unaccredited provider teams up with a college. It also assigns a "quality assurance entity" to each partnership — including some not traditionally thought of as evaluators of higher ed. By Goldie Blumenstyk The Students Behind ‘Students for Concealed Carry’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Students-Behind/237478 2016-08-17T04:56:00-04:00 The national gun-rights organization has grown significantly since its inception on social media almost a decade ago. By Gabriel Sandoval How 3 College Presidents Are Trying to Move Their Campuses Past Racial Tensions http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-3-College-Presidents-Are/237479 2016-08-17T04:55:00-04:00 Student activism and demands at Towson University, Oberlin College, and the University of Washington took different shapes. But the leaders of all three institutions are searching for common ground between protesters and administrators. By Sarah Brown Meet Higher Education's Newest Players: 'Education Sherpas' http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-Higher-Educations-Newest/237466 2016-08-16T04:55:00-04:00 Under a new model, guides help students navigate the higher-ed process, from college entrance to career path. By Goldie Blumenstyk State Higher-Education Officials Wrestle With Calls for Diversity and Inclusion http://www.chronicle.com/article/State-Higher-Education/237444 2016-08-12T04:56:00-04:00 Expecting more student protests this fall, leaders discuss ways they can promote a goal of their own: making diversity and inclusion part of the fabric of their institutions. By Eric Kelderman For the Wealthiest Colleges, How Many Low-Income Students Are Enough? http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-the-Wealthiest-Colleges/237440 2016-08-11T22:22:00-04:00 Colleges with large endowments have long faced criticism for not serving more of the neediest students. But there’s no clear standard on how many they should enroll. By Beckie Supiano and Dan Bauman