PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://www.chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ 2016-10-25T18:49:20-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Tom Hayden’s Reforms and Today’s Protesters http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tom-Hayden-s-Reforms-and/238179 2016-10-25T13:46:25-04:00 The '60s radical called on universities to be a humanizing force, liberating us to think and act in new ways. That’s a tough sell in 2016. By Jonathan Zimmerman Bill Bowen: Man of Achievement http://www.chronicle.com/article/Bill-Bowen-Man-of-Achievement/238165 2016-10-24T14:00:00-04:00 He never stopped caring, and he never stopped being the most thoughtful and articulate voice on a host of issues central to our educational system and our civic life. By Brian Rosenberg The Next Step in Diversifying the Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Next-Step-in-Diversifying/238138 2016-10-23T18:45:00-04:00 It's time to look at diversity within subfields. If all of a department's minority faculty members share the same specialty, is the department truly diverse? By Rafael Walker Trump as a Teaching Moment http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-as-a-Teaching-Moment/238139 2016-10-23T18:45:00-04:00 Rousseau and Thucydides can shed light on our era, a historian argues. By Robert Zaretsky The Lasting Impact of William Bowen http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Lasting-Impact-of-William/238155 2016-10-22T12:51:33-04:00 His influence on higher education reached far and wide. But in his later years, his work on two of his great interests — why students drop out, and how well educational technology works — cast an especially long shadow. By Jeffrey J. Selingo If Colleges Are Dismantled, Consider the Impact on Their Cities http://www.chronicle.com/article/If-Colleges-Are-Dismantled-/238076 2016-10-16T18:38:01-04:00 Our quest for efficiency could sever a crucial connection to the past. By Emily J. Levine Religiously Serious, Thoughtfully Secular http://www.chronicle.com/article/Religiously-Serious/238077 2016-10-16T18:38:01-04:00 The leader of a Catholic college within a public university says religion will never disappear from human experience, any more than will rejection and critiques of religion. By Randy Boyagoda The New Performing-Arts Curriculum http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-New-Performing-Arts/238020 2016-10-09T18:50:56-04:00 To help students find their way in the new arts economy, we must teach them to market, produce, and present their own ideas. By Richard E. Goodstein, Eric Lapin, and Ronald C. McCurdy It’s Never Too Soon to Talk About Mental Health http://www.chronicle.com/article/It-s-Never-Too-Soon-to-Talk/238021 2016-10-09T18:50:56-04:00 Conversations about what a student truly needs and what a college can reasonably offer should be part of the admissions process. By Lee Burdette Williams When ‘Uberization’ Comes to Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Uberization-Comes/238004 2016-10-07T04:55:00-04:00 Hey, professors, here’s a way to earn extra cash and bring quick relief to people suffering a "need to know." By Jonathan L. Beller How Humanities Can Help Fix the World http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Humanities-Can-Help-Fix/237955 2016-10-02T18:54:43-04:00 Students who can't understand why racism and anti-Semitism are evil don’t need more STEM classes. They need history and sociology. By John McCumber Why Ed-Tech Software Patents Could Harm Innovation http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Ed-Tech-Software-Patents/237907 2016-09-27T04:49:08-04:00 The arcane details, as it turns out, pose a serious risk to colleges, in complex ways. By Michael Feldstein Why All Humanists Should Go to Prison http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-All-Humanists-Should-Go-to/237878 2016-09-25T18:30:47-04:00 Academics could learn a lot from volunteering in a penal institution — about teaching, technology, and the value of a liberal-arts education. By Alex Tipei Outdated Immigration Laws: Bad for Students, Worse for Local Economies http://www.chronicle.com/article/Outdated-Immigration-Laws-/237879 2016-09-25T18:30:47-04:00 The energy and innovation that colleges have used to recruit international students are needed to advance immigration-reform efforts that would allow the United States to hold on to this talent after graduation. By Giovanni Peri and Sara McElmurry Missouri’s Public-Health Enemy No. 1: a Gun in Every Pocket http://www.chronicle.com/article/Missouri-s-Public-Health/237883 2016-09-23T04:55:00-04:00 How can an educator reassure her worried students when irresponsible legislators have granted a universal right to carry firearms, no training required? By Lise J. Saffran Graduate-Student Unions Mean Good News for Professors, Too http://www.chronicle.com/article/Graduate-Student-Unions-Mean/237809 2016-09-18T18:38:13-04:00 Despite overblown warnings from university administrators, collective bargaining does not damage the mentor-mentee relationship. By Alex Gourevitch and Suresh Naidu The No-Censorship Approach to Life http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-No-Censorship-Approach-to/237807 2016-09-18T18:35:13-04:00 The burden we impose on ourselves by forgoing limits on speech is the responsibility to engage in the debate, on campus as in the larger society. By Lee C. Bollinger Welcome, Freshmen. Look at Me When I Talk to You. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Welcome-Freshmen-Look-at-Me/237751 2016-09-11T19:01:45-04:00 Digital technologies can enhance student learning. But they also present dangers, which we should explain to digital natives newly arrived on campuses. By Jonathan Zimmerman NLRB’s Graduate-Assistant Ruling: Bad News for Administrators and Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/NLRB-s-Graduate-Assistant/237714 2016-09-07T12:00:00-04:00 The decision in the Columbia University case will have a profound and unfortunate effect on private education as we know it. By Joseph W. Ambash ‘Safe’ Is in the Brain of the Beholder http://www.chronicle.com/article/Safe-Is-in-the-Brain-of/237701 2016-09-06T13:00:00-04:00 Instead of disparaging students’ requests for safe spaces, professors should try joining them there. By Lee Burdette Williams