PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://www.chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ 2016-08-26T04:38:28-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Calif. Bill Would Give New Bias Protections to Gay Students at Religious Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/Calif-Bill-Would-Give-New/237369 2016-08-05T04:55:00-04:00 Gay-rights groups say the measure would bring much-needed transparency to the institutions’ evasion of Title IX and a state anti-discrimination law. Several of those colleges say it threatens their autonomy and their beliefs. By Peter Schmidt How Clinton's 'Free College' Could Cause a Cascade of Problems http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Clintons-Free-College/237266 2016-07-27T04:55:00-04:00 The Democratic nominee’s proposal might sound great, but it could close many colleges, pressure some flagships, and disappoint students. By Scott Carlson and Beckie Supiano ‘Stereotypes Are at the Center’: a White House Official on Why Native Students Often Struggle http://www.chronicle.com/article/Stereotypes-Are-at-the/237209 2016-07-26T04:55:00-04:00 William Mendoza, director of the Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, had several false starts before completing college. He discusses how tribal colleges helped him find his way, and why they remain relevant to students today. By Kelly Field Disturbed by Protests, State Lawmakers Appoint a Panel to Audit the U. of Missouri http://www.chronicle.com/article/Disturbed-by-Protests-State/237136 2016-07-15T04:55:00-04:00 The Missouri legislature has put together a commission to recommend changes in the state-university system. Nothing is off limits. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Is Student-Loan Debt Really Holding Would-Be Entrepreneurs Back? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Is-Student-Loan-Debt-Really/236960 2016-06-30T04:55:00-04:00 Hillary Clinton wants to help aspiring business creators with their loans. Higher-education experts don’t think that’s the best way to help them out. By Beckie Supiano 4 Ways Cleveland’s Colleges Are Bracing for the Republican Convention http://www.chronicle.com/article/4-Ways-Cleveland-s-Colleges/236948 2016-06-29T04:56:42-04:00 Amid concerns over protests and other potential unrest, institutions like Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College are expanding their police presence and advising students on how to stay safe. By Kelly Field Can a City's Compassion Remedy Educational Inequity? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-a-Citys-Compassion-Remedy/236855 2016-06-19T19:00:49-04:00 Louisville, Ky., wants to be known for sending its kids, all of them, to college. And it has a plan to make that happen. By Karin Fischer Call to Shut Down a Controversial Accreditor Could Shake For-Profit Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Call-to-Shut-Down-a/236829 2016-06-16T04:51:47-04:00 The Education Department’s recommendation to strip the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools of its federal recognition could carry far-reaching consequences. By Eric Kelderman U.S. Proposes Easier Path to Debt Relief for Defrauded Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/US-Proposes-Easier-Path-to/236787 2016-06-13T14:38:00-04:00 In a draft rule set to be released this week, the Education Department takes steps prompted by the collapse of Corinthian Colleges. By Kelly Field State Lawmakers Seek to Protect Campus Speech, With Mixed Success http://www.chronicle.com/article/State-Lawmakers-Seek-to/236607 2016-05-26T04:55:00-04:00 Arizona bars public colleges from confining protests to "speech zones," but other states’ legislatures resist taking stands on hot-button issues like microaggressions and trigger warnings. By Peter Schmidt Everyone’s Waiting for Trump’s Higher-Education Platform. In the Meantime, Here are Some Clues. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Everyone-s-Waiting-for/236575 2016-05-24T04:56:00-04:00 The presumptive Republican presidential nominee hasn’t released a plan, but he has commented on student loans, international students, and more. By Beckie Supiano Where Does the Regional State University Go From Here? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Where-Does-the-Regional-State/236555 2016-05-22T19:00:00-04:00 Reeling from financial crises, the workhorse of public education is being reshaped on the fly. By Lee Gardner What Obama’s Overtime Rule Could Mean for Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Obama-s-Overtime-Rule/236539 2016-05-20T04:55:00-04:00 The rule will affect more than just postdoctoral researchers at public institutions. Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know about its potential impact. By Kelly Field UNC Tuition for $500? State Lawmakers Consider the Possibility at 5 Campuses http://www.chronicle.com/article/UNC-Tuition-for-500-State/236512 2016-05-18T04:58:00-04:00 Legislatures in several states have tried to curb college costs, but none has gone as far as a bill in North Carolina would. The bill’s focus on minority-serving institutions adds another dimension to the debate. By Sarah Brown Why Do Politicians Keep Talking About ‘Hard-Working’ Students? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Do-Politicians-Keep/236511 2016-05-18T04:55:00-04:00 The frequently used phrase sheds light on how politicians and the public view higher ed — and they might not all be talking about the same thing. By Beckie Supiano Early Evidence: The College Scorecard Made a Difference, but Only for Some Groups of Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Early-Evidence-The-College/236470 2016-05-13T04:55:00-04:00 New research finds that the government’s college-comparison tool had an impact, but that it was concentrated among advantaged students. By Beckie Supiano Governor's Veto Won't End Fight Over Concealed Guns at Georgia's Public Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/Governors-Veto-Wont-End/236343 2016-05-03T17:25:00-04:00 Nathan Deal, a Republican, had supported expanding gun rights to bars and churches. But he said the legislation failed to give campuses flexibility to set their own rules. By Katherine Mangan What Can the U.S. Learn From Switzerland, a World Leader in Apprenticeships? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Can-the-US-Learn-From/236323 2016-05-02T04:55:00-04:00 Ambassador Martin Dahinden explains why two-thirds of his nation’s high-school graduates serve as apprentices and describes how America could import elements of the Swiss plan. By Kelly Field What Lawmakers in One State Talk About When They Talk About Diversity http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Lawmakers-in-One-State/236206 2016-04-22T04:55:00-04:00 After grilling university officials over diversity offices, diversity spending, and diversity goals, Republican legislators in Tennessee have now sent a bill to the governor’s desk with sharp restrictions. By Sarah Brown How One College’s Lobbyist Is Handling a Controversial Bathroom Bill http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-s-Lobbyist/236110 2016-04-14T04:55:00-04:00 Tennessee is one of several states where lawmakers have proposed legislation assailed as anti-transgender. The flagship’s chief lobbyist is charged with teasing out its effects on the campus — financial and otherwise. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz