PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://www.chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ 2017-11-23T06:26:22-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Turkeys Go Off to College After Presidential Pardon http://www.chronicle.com/article/Turkeys-Go-Off-to-College/241860 2017-11-22T13:05:00-05:00 The birds have been admitted to Virginia Tech’s farm, where their predecessors are minor celebrities. By Sam Hoisington ‘Ring by Spring’: How Christian Colleges Fuel Students’ Rush to Get Engaged http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ring-by-Spring-How/241840 2017-11-21T16:52:11-05:00 Some institutions play into the engagement frenzy with couples’ retreats and other programs promoting marriage. By Liam Adams Justice Dept. Says Harvard Is Not Complying With Probe on Race in Admissions http://www.chronicle.com/article/Justice-Dept-Says-Harvard-Is/241836 2017-11-21T09:38:00-05:00 The department’s investigation stems from a complaint, filed in 2015, alleging that the elite university systematically discriminates against Asian-American applicants. By Adam Harris When Alumni Interviewers Screw Up, Things Get Weird http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Alumni-Interviewers-Screw/241835 2017-11-20T22:01:55-05:00 A Harvard alum’s privacy-breaching email to applicants underscores the potential hazards of bringing outsiders into the process. By Eric Hoover ‘Et Tu, Teresa?’: How Pressure Built for U. of Virginia to Condemn Racists http://www.chronicle.com/article/Et-Tu-Teresa-How/241833 2017-11-20T19:54:00-05:00 After white nationalists’ rally, emails show that administrators, donors, and parents saw Teresa Sullivan’s rhetoric as too equivocal. By Jack Stripling Inside the U. of Virginia's Response to a Chaotic White-Supremacist Rally http://www.chronicle.com/article/Inside-the-U-of-Virginias/241832 2017-11-20T00:00:00-05:00 More than 3,000 pages of documents show how administrators slowly came to grips with a menacing mob, which might not have turned violent if warnings had been heeded. By Jack Stripling Don’t Let Energy Costs Devour Your Budget http://www.chronicle.com/article/Don-t-Let-Energy-Costs-/241802 2017-11-19T18:30:00-05:00 The University of Pennsylvania is discovering that audits, automation, and strategic planning can help save millions of dollars while mitigating damage to the environment. By Lawrence Biemiller Cornell’s Vigilant Watt Watchers http://www.chronicle.com/article/Cornell-s-Vigilant-Watt/241801 2017-11-19T18:30:00-05:00 The university has committed to becoming a carbon-neutral campus by 2035. As part of that effort, a squad of 10 is sussing out energy inefficiencies. By Lawrence Biemiller How the House GOP Tax Plan Would Affect Grad Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-House-GOP-Tax-Plan/241824 2017-11-17T18:59:59-05:00 Students and colleges are beginning to tally the tax changes proposed in the House. For many graduate students, the increase would be big. By Eric Kelderman Think Students Won’t Consider Opposite Political Views? Here’s How 2 Universities Got Them to Try http://www.chronicle.com/article/Think-Students-Won-t/241823 2017-11-17T17:31:00-05:00 In a polarized America, talking about political issues is challenging. Faculty members from some Pennsylvania universities have organized events to make those tough discussions easier. By Sarah Brown Education Dept. Restores Pell Eligibility to Nearly 300,000 Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Restores-Pell/241822 2017-11-17T16:13:00-05:00 The department did so after a Democratic senator asked for such a step from the Obama administration last fall. By Adam Harris GOP Bill Would Force Students Who Don’t Graduate to Repay Pell Grants http://www.chronicle.com/article/GOP-Bill-Would-Force-Students/241813 2017-11-17T11:21:00-05:00 New legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives would “motivate students” to graduate by forcing them to return federal grants intended to help low-income students. By Adam Harris Brb — Gotta Go Text Teens About College http://www.chronicle.com/article/Brb-Gotta-Go-Text-Teens/241805 2017-11-16T20:11:02-05:00 Enrollment marketers eye another hot new way to reach prospective students, despite some nervousness. By Lee Gardner Nearly Everyone Supports Career Education. But What Would Make It Work? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Nearly-Everyone-Supports/241804 2017-11-16T18:30:20-05:00 Advocates hope that current federal legislation, test programs nationwide, and backing by the Trump administration will do the job. By Adam Harris A University’s Free-Speech Committee Pledges Transparency — Then Closes Its Meetings to the Public http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-University-s-Free-Speech/241800 2017-11-16T16:48:00-05:00 Critics railed against the move at Ohio University as the “height of irony.” By Sam Hoisington Hey, Look Over Here! http://www.chronicle.com/article/Hey-Look-Over-Here-/241789 2017-11-15T17:10:14-05:00 When right-wing fire-starters descend, campus officials face a conundrum: how to get students, and everyone else, not to feed the trolls. By Steve Kolowich Investigation Finds Napolitano’s Aides Interfered in State Audit of U. of California http://www.chronicle.com/article/Investigation-Finds/241787 2017-11-15T16:59:00-05:00 But the inquiry found insufficent evidence to conclude that the system’s president had been aware of the efforts to play down criticism of her office. By Chris Quintana How a Defense Dept. Program Equips Campus Police Forces http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Defense-Dept-Program/241790 2017-11-15T16:39:01-05:00 Nearly 100 campus police agencies maintain surplus military gear through a federal program. It’s a money-saver for colleges, but does the show of force discourage free speech on campus? By Dan Bauman After Chronicle Investigation, Ashford Suspends Enrollment of GI Bill Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Chronicle-Investigation/241783 2017-11-15T13:52:00-05:00 The for-profit university announced the decision days after the federal government said it was out of compliance with eligibility standards. By Liam Adams The Harvey Weinstein of Colorado College http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Harvey-Weinstein-of/241774 2017-11-14T21:24:23-05:00 An archivist uncovers the forgotten story of the women who spoke out against a college president who was ousted a century ago as a serial sexual harasser. By Julia Martinez