PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Commentary http://www.chronicle.com/section/Commentary/44/ 2018-05-27T08:03:09-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education What’s Wrong With Being From the South? Just Ask an Academic in the North http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-Wrong-With-Being-From/243510 2018-05-25T12:02:46-04:00 The stereotype of the Southerner — the rube, the redneck, the bigot — pervades elite colleges and hinders the important work of bridging a growing cultural divide. By Adam Kirk Edgerton Why Legalizing Sports Betting Is Good for the NCAA http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Legalizing-Sports-Betting/243478 2018-05-21T16:51:37-04:00 The recent Supreme Court decision will most likely lead to more fans, more viewers, and more money. By John Wolohan It’s Time to End College Majors as We Know Them http://www.chronicle.com/article/It-s-Time-to-End-College/243448 2018-05-20T18:30:00-04:00 The taxonomy of academic majors that broadened significantly over the past hundred years can no longer keep pace with the churn of knowledge needed to compete in nearly every profession. By Jeffrey J. Selingo How George Mason Will Take the Controversy Out of Its Gift Agreements http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-George-Mason-Will-Take-the/243414 2018-05-15T11:47:31-04:00 The university’s president says he’ll make transparency the norm when George Mason accepts money from private donors, including controversial ones like the Charles Koch Foundation. By Ángel Cabrera All College Giving Should Be Held to the Same Standard http://www.chronicle.com/article/All-College-Giving-Should-Be/243388 2018-05-10T14:05:32-04:00 A representative of the Charles Koch Foundation says its philanthropy to colleges is being unfairly maligned. By John Hardin Here’s Why Politically Motivated Philanthropy Is Dangerous http://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-Why-Politically/243389 2018-05-10T14:02:33-04:00 The Charles Koch Foundation’s influence at George Mason University is disturbing, but the future may be even more alarming as a continuing reduction in public funding leaves colleges vulnerable. By Rudy Fichtenbaum The Welcoming Labyrinth: What We Gain and Lose as Libraries Change http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Welcoming-Labyrinth-What/243364 2018-05-08T12:31:26-04:00 The replacement of books with common study areas is a step in our evolving relationship with the printed word. But it’s still sad. By Robert Zaretsky How to Make Old Campus Spaces Feel New Again http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Make-Old-Campus-Spaces/243310 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 With proper evaluation and planning, new space doesn’t have to mean new square footage. By Fawn Behrens-Smith Hosting a Homeless Encampment Changed Our University http://www.chronicle.com/article/Hosting-a-Homeless-Encampment/243311 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 For three months, Seattle Pacific University welcomed people who are homeless to the campus. Here’s what professors and students learned. By Karen A. Snedker and Jennifer McKinney How Design Can Improve Retention at Black Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Design-Can-Improve/243312 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 Spaces where people can connect with one another are especially valuable at community-focused HBCUs. By Warren Williams Help Your Students Succeed by Building Spaces Where They Can Talk With Professors http://www.chronicle.com/article/Help-Your-Students-Succeed-by/243304 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 The traditional faculty office, tucked away in a different building, doesn’t lend itself to casual conversation after class. But there are spaces that do. By Jeffrey J. Selingo How a Nontraditional Presidency Can Succeed http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Nontraditional/243333 2018-05-04T14:30:00-04:00 New leaders must be open to learning the culture of higher education, and faculty members must give them time. By Todd Adams Want Your Endowment to Grow? Try Diversifying Your Investment Team http://www.chronicle.com/article/Want-Your-Endowment-to-Grow-/243287 2018-05-01T10:03:38-04:00 Increasing the number of women and minority collegiate asset managers isn’t just the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing. By David Oxtoby Why Chinese Students Aren’t a Threat http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Chinese-Students-Aren-t/243279 2018-04-30T14:52:01-04:00 It’s important to remember that Chinese people are not a monolithic force, moving in lockstep with their government. By Terry Crawford How We Can Help Students Survive in an Age of Anxiety http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-We-Can-Help-Students/243241 2018-04-26T11:54:01-04:00 Guns, social-media pressures, and economic uncertainty have created an epidemic of mental-health issues on college campuses. By Brian Rosenberg Why We Should Spend More on Humanities Research in a High-Tech World http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-We-Should-Spend-More-on/243144 2018-04-17T10:00:00-04:00 The need to understand the human dimensions and impacts of technology advances has never been greater. Besides, graduates in the humanities are landing good jobs. By Thomas G. Burish Feeling Anxious? You’re Not the Only One http://www.chronicle.com/article/Feeling-Anxious-You-re-Not/243117 2018-04-13T12:34:36-04:00 Students and faculty members should push back against a culture that encourages them to never slow down. By Adam Szetela Want More College Students to Graduate? Fix the High Schools http://www.chronicle.com/article/Want-More-College-Students-to/243101 2018-04-12T13:18:23-04:00 When students arrive on campus unprepared for even the most minimal expectations of college work, they are set up to fail. Here’s how college leaders can change that. By Patricia McGuire 10 Steps to Lead College Presidents Away From the Edge http://www.chronicle.com/article/10-Steps-to-Lead-College/243081 2018-04-10T12:03:33-04:00 Many lessons can be learned from the decline and fall of the former president of Edinboro University. Here are some of them. By Liz DiMarco Weinmann Hate Crimes Won’t End Until Toxic ‘Bro’ Culture Is Reformed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Hate-Crimes-Won-t-End-Until/243046 2018-04-08T18:30:00-04:00 The incidents reflect a moral rot among many white, male students. By Laurie Essig