PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://www.chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ 2016-10-26T13:20:57-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education For Some Republicans, Trump’s Higher-Ed Proposals Reflect ‘Lost Opportunity’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Some-Republicans/238191 2016-10-25T20:00:17-04:00 The GOP presidential nominee floated a plan that surprised policy experts. Some of them lamented the lateness and the lack of substance of his ideas. By Eric Kelderman Trump Said He Would ‘End’ Political Correctness on Campuses. Could a President Do That? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Said-He-Would-End-/238124 2016-10-20T04:55:00-04:00 Probably not. But there are ways a president could mitigate the federal government’s role in shaping how colleges define and respond to the sort of criticism that Mr. Trump and many conservatives lament. By Steve Kolowich A Closer Look at Income-Based Repayment, the Centerpiece of Donald Trump's Unexpected Higher-Ed Speech http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Closer-Look-at-Income-Based/238085 2016-10-15T12:51:33-04:00 The presidential candidate caught many observers off guard by talking about a substantive higher-ed policy idea. Here’s some context to help make sense of his proposal. By Beckie Supiano Donald Trump Actually Talked About Higher Education on Thursday. Here's What He Said. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Donald-Trump-Actually-Talked/238065 2016-10-14T04:55:00-04:00 The Republican nominee for president made his first substantive remarks on academic issues at a speech in Ohio, less than a month before the election. By Steve Kolowich and Andy Thomason Kentucky’s Governor Has Raised Hackles Across Higher Ed. What’s His Plan? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Kentucky-s-Governor-Has/238058 2016-10-13T04:55:00-04:00 The Republican has played rough with public colleges and state lawmakers, but so far his attempts to remake academe have mostly been struck down. By Eric Kelderman Clinton Wants to Show What Her College Plan Would Save You. Here’s What Some People Learned. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Clinton-Wants-to-Show-What-Her/237943 2016-09-30T04:55:00-04:00 The Democratic presidential nominee promoted a calculator displaying her higher-education proposals. Voters who used it said they liked seeing that they’d save money, but some still had concerns. By Beckie Supiano Where the College Scorecard Has Gained Traction So Far — and Where It Hasn’t http://www.chronicle.com/article/Where-the-College-Scorecard/237919 2016-09-28T04:50:29-04:00 A year ago, the Education Department released a revamped version of the online tool as a replacement for President Obama’s college-ratings plan. It’s caught on with some college counselors, if not so much with students. By Sarah Brown Economists Offer Unconventional Wisdom on Student-Loan ‘Crisis’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Economists-Offer/237906 2016-09-27T04:55:00-04:00 Two new books seek to add nuance to the public debate about student debt. But can their evidence sway an audience steeped in anecdotes about struggling graduates? By Beckie Supiano Obama’s Legacy: An Unlikely Hawk on Higher Ed</br> http://www.chronicle.com/article/Obama-s-Legacy-An-Unlikely/237885 2016-09-25T18:30:00-04:00 Behind the "Professor President," advisers executed an accountability agenda driven by economic worry and national skepticism about the value of college. By Jack Stripling After Public Colleges Suffer Many Blows, a Film Fires Back http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Public-Colleges-Suffer/237616 2016-08-30T04:56:02-04:00 A new documentary about some of the most polarizing fights in academe seeks to spur discussion of the financial and political forces shaping higher education. By Katherine Mangan 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