PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Blogs http://www.chronicle.com/section/Blogs/164/ 2017-10-23T05:57:38-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Don't Sanctify Us http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/10/22/dont-sanctify-us/ 2017-10-22T18:44:21-04:00 John Kelly's "women were sacred and looked upon with great honor" surprised feminists. Lucy Ferriss explains. Ever Had a Weird Experience Grading Papers or Tests? Tell Us About It. http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/ever-had-a-weird-experience-grading-papers-or-tests-tell-us-about-it/120731 2017-10-20T14:31:39-04:00 A viral exchange about a failing grade, though fake, made us curious about faculty members’ oddest or most exceptional stories about grading assignments. One Tweet in the Life of Donald J. Trump http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/10/19/one-tweet-in-the-life-of-donald-j-trump/ 2017-10-19T21:18:00-04:00 Ben Yagoda offers a close reading of one about Sen. Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, and checks the facts. A Bunch of Conservative Students Dressed Up as Babies to Protest Safe Spaces http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/a-bunch-of-conservative-students-dressed-up-as-babies-to-protest-safe-spaces/120706 2017-10-19T17:29:09-04:00 The Kent State University chapter of Turning Point USA mocked the concept of campus sanctuaries in a protest on Wednesday. Grad Student Sounds Alarms Over Penn’s Response to Online Attacks http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/grad-student-sounds-alarms-over-penns-response-to-online-attacks/120693 2017-10-19T14:49:38-04:00 The student was using a teaching method that aims to give a greater voice to marginalized students by calling on them more frequently than others. An Important Update to Spark http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/an-important-update-to-spark/64441 2017-10-19T08:00:07-04:00 Amy Cavender points readers to a useful new feature of a favorite email client. ‘Comity’ Tonight http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/10/18/comity-tonight/ 2017-10-18T21:38:29-04:00 Bring on the lovers, liars, and clowns: William Germano reflects on why a 19th-century word has meaning today. The National Anthem and Me http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/10/17/the-national-anthem-and-me/ 2017-10-17T21:30:57-04:00 Lucy Ferriss doesn’t celebrate the rockets or the bombs of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” U. of Maryland Student Is Charged With Hate Crime in Killing of Bowie State Student http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-maryland-student-is-charged-with-hate-crime-in-killing-of-bowie-state-student/120681 2017-10-17T17:51:56-04:00 The police say that Sean Urbanski, who was a member of a far-right Facebook group, stabbed Richard Collins III, a newly commissioned U.S. Army lieutenant, in May after he refused to move from the sidewalk. Bill Would Bar U. of Wisconsin Employees From Working at Planned Parenthood http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/bill-proposes-barring-u-of-wisconsin-employees-from-working-at-planned-parenthood/120672 2017-10-17T14:31:07-04:00 The measure aims to prevent university employees from performing abortions and training students at clinics where abortions are performed. Appalachian English http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/10/16/appalachian-english/ 2017-10-16T21:13:50-04:00 Allan Metcalf takes a desktop trip to the mountains of West Virginia and vicinity, where a wondrous new website has opened for business — and it’s free. Taking Over a Class Mid-Semester http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/taking-over-a-class-mid-semester/64445 2017-10-16T19:48:18-04:00 Jason Jones discusses strategies to ensure a smooth transition. Pro-Trump Protesters Shout Down Democrat’s Speech at Whittier College http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/pro-trump-protesters-shout-down-speech-at-whittier-college/120652 2017-10-16T15:17:13-04:00 Hecklers disrupted an event featuring California’s attorney general because of the state’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for rescinding the DACA program. Governor Declares Emergency Tied to White Nationalist’s Planned Speech at U. of Florida http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/governor-declares-emergency-tied-to-white-nationalists-planned-speech-at-u-of-florida/120648 2017-10-16T14:59:39-04:00 The order is meant to make it easier to mobilize law-enforcement agencies for the event. The university has said it will incur at least $500,000 in security costs. The Strange Language of Harvey Weinstein’s Denial http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/10/15/the-strange-language-of-harvey-weinsteins-denial/ 2017-10-15T18:37:24-04:00 Geoff Pullum trains a grammarian’s eye on the tortured wording of a statement issued by the film producer’s spokeswoman. Weekend Reading: Friday the 13th Edition http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/weekend-reading-friday-the-13th-edition-2/64433 2017-10-13T17:39:03-04:00 Jason Jones starts the weekend with five interesting links and a video worth watching. Chapel Hill Is Spared Penalties in NCAA Investigation of Academic-Athletic Scandal http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/chapel-hill-is-spared-penalties-in-ncaa-investigation-of-academic-athletic-scandal/120621 2017-10-13T10:11:00-04:00 The association not only stopped short of levying the extreme penalties that some observers had expected but refrained from applying virtually any penalties at all. The Language of Enslavement http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2017/10/12/the-language-of-enslavement/ 2017-10-12T21:36:38-04:00 Lucy Ferriss considers whether modern terminology is “presentist” or the language of abolition. House Democrats Propose Making Obama-Era Title IX Guidance Into Law http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/house-democrats-propose-making-obama-era-title-ix-guidance-into-law/120615 2017-10-12T15:24:50-04:00 The legislation would codify some guidelines — recently rescinded by the Education Department — for colleges on responding to campus sexual assault, in compliance with the federal gender-equity law. Collaborative Annotations You May Want to Join http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/collaborative-annotations-you-may-want-to-join/64418 2017-10-12T13:15:02-04:00 Maha Bali shares some recent useful collaborative annotation projects.