PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-12-16T13:50:45-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Final Tax Bill Would Spare Some Higher-Ed Worries, but Could Lead to State Budget Cuts http://www.chronicle.com/article/Final-Tax-Bill-Would-Spare/242075 2017-12-15T21:24:00-05:00 The Republican legislation is headed for votes in Congress without a tax on graduate-student tuition waivers but with a tax on big college endowment earnings. By Eric Kelderman and Adam Harris With an Employee Facing Deportation, Wesleyan’s President Speaks Out http://www.chronicle.com/article/With-an-Employee-Facing/242074 2017-12-15T19:17:00-05:00 Among campus leaders, Michael S. Roth might be President Trump’s fiercest critic. He explains why he thinks campus leaders should jump into the political fray. By Vimal Patel and Brock Read Public Universities Are Getting Better at Bagging Big Gifts http://www.chronicle.com/article/Public-Universities-Are/242072 2017-12-15T18:08:00-05:00 The institutions see dwindling state support, but donors appear to like their missions. By Lee Gardner U. of Texas Chancellor Will Step Down After Only 3 Years http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Texas-Chancellor-Will/242071 2017-12-15T16:52:00-05:00 William H. McRaven will resign in May from the top post in the 14-campus system. By Andy Thomason Law Professor’s New Book Puts Ethnography on Trial http://www.chronicle.com/article/Law-Professor-s-New-Book/242068 2017-12-15T14:35:00-05:00 Steven Lubet got interested in the field after reviewing Alice Goffman’s controversial 2014 book, On the Run. He thinks some ethnographers have an accuracy problem. Can a legal perspective help? By Marc Parry Demographic Changes as Destiny in College Admissions? It’s Complicated http://www.chronicle.com/article/Demographic-Changes-as-Destiny/242062 2017-12-14T20:04:00-05:00 Projected shifts in the applicant pool prompt doom-and-gloom predictions at many institutions. But Nathan Grawe, an economist at Carleton College, says the forecast varies from campus to campus. By Eric Hoover Repeal of Net-Neutrality Rules Disappoints Higher-Ed Associations http://www.chronicle.com/article/Repeal-of-Net-Neutrality-Rules/242061 2017-12-14T18:28:00-05:00 The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to allow internet-service providers to favor some types of online traffic over others could hurt research and instruction, college groups say. By Julia Martinez and Sam Hoisington Free Speech on Campus, and Its Limits https://www.chronicle.com/premiumaccess/assets/item/6121 2017-12-14T15:37:00-05:00 Unguarded speech on social media and on campuses can lead to all kinds of grief. Here’s how colleges have become tangled in debates over free speech when professors and students speak out. When Students Aren’t as Prepared as They Look on Paper http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Students-Aren-t-as/242052 2017-12-14T10:22:00-05:00 The problem of academic preparation touches every corner of academe.  A Campus-Politics Whodunit: Who Invited James O’Keefe to Speak at Middlebury? http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Campus-Politics-Whodunit-/242050 2017-12-13T19:26:16-05:00 When emails announcing a visit by the Project Veritas founder bombarded campus in-boxes, few had heard of the student group behind it all. By Chris Quintana ACT and College Board to Offer Free Test-Score Reports for Needy Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/ACTCollege-Board-to-Offer/242048 2017-12-13T18:22:00-05:00 Testing companies get a lot of scrutiny — and scorn. But sometimes they do something that’s bound to make people happy. By Eric Hoover Proposed Tax on Graduate Students’ Tuition Waivers Appears to Be Dead http://www.chronicle.com/article/Proposed-Tax-on-Graduate/242047 2017-12-13T15:16:00-05:00 A conference committee, convened to reconcile differing House and Senate versions of tax legislation, was reported to have dropped the controversial proposal. By Adam Harris No One Likes to Talk About Them, but Deferred-Maintenance Costs Won’t Go Away http://www.chronicle.com/article/No-One-Likes-to-Talk-About/242046 2017-12-13T13:00:00-05:00 California’s public-college systems need at least $47.2 billion to cover construction, renovation, and retrofitting over the next five years, a report says. By Lee Gardner Teaching and Learning http://www.chronicle.com/article/TeachingLearning/242001 2017-12-13T10:00:00-05:00 Learn more about The Chronicle's coverage of teaching and learning, including its weekly newsletter devoted to these issues. House Republicans Press for Higher-Ed Overhaul in 2018 http://www.chronicle.com/article/House-Republicans-Press-for/242041 2017-12-12T21:01:43-05:00 In a session of the House education committee that stretched nearly into Wednesday morning, members debated a plan that could mean sweeping change for academe. By Adam Harris and Eric Kelderman ‘A Complete Culture of Sexualization’: 1,600 Stories of Harassment in Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Complete-Culture-of/242040 2017-12-12T18:11:11-05:00 When Karen Kelsky, an academic career adviser, created an online survey so scholars could describe their experiences with sexual misconduct, the responses poured in. By Nell Gluckman What You Need to Know About Learning Analytics https://www.chronicle.com/premiumaccess/assets/item/6130 2017-12-12T15:00:00-05:00 Online learning has made it possible to track each student’s path toward mastering course content. Here’s how data can be tapped to improve teaching. Mental-Health Issues in Students https://www.chronicle.com/premiumaccess/assets/item/6123 2017-12-12T14:59:00-05:00 As anxiety and depression increase among students, colleges are struggling to respond. Here’s what they’re doing to cope with mental-health issues. The Daily Briefing http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Daily-Briefing/238091 2017-12-12T04:55:00-05:00 The Daily Briefing tells individual subscribers everything they need to know about higher ed. Here’s a sample. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz and Adam Harris Why Is Michigan State’s President Facing Calls to Resign? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Is-Michigan-State-s/242034 2017-12-11T19:25:00-05:00 Increased outrage over the abusive conduct of Larry Nassar, a former university physician and USA Gymnastics team doctor, isn’t the only reason Lou Anna Simon is taking heat. By Sarah Brown