PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-05-24T21:32:14-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education UC-Berkeley Fires Professor Accused of Harassing Students http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/uc-berkeley-fires-professor-accused-of-harassing-students/118648 2017-05-24T19:25:35-04:00 Blake Wentworth, whose lawyer denied the assertions on his behalf, had been suspended since last June. NLRB Issues Second Decision Allowing the Unionization of Undergraduates http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/nlrb-issues-second-decision-allowing-the-unionization-of-undergraduates/118638 2017-05-24T16:50:42-04:00 The National Labor Relations Board has cleared the way for student workers at the University of Chicago’s libraries to hold a union vote. Education Dept. Will Reconsider Grant Applications Rejected for Formatting Problems http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/education-dept-will-reconsider-grant-applications-rejected-for-formatting-problems/118622 2017-05-24T14:09:37-04:00 After initially saying the rejections were not reversible, Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, said 77 Upward Bound applications would get a second look. Top Federal Student-Aid Official Resigns Over Congressional Testimony http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/top-federal-student-aid-official-resigns-over-congressional-testimony/118615 2017-05-24T13:23:38-04:00 James W. Runcie, chief operating officer of the Education Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid, quit in a dispute over his scheduled testimony about improper payments in student-loan programs. Yale Grad Students’ Fast Ends: What Did It Achieve? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Yale-Grad-Students-Fast/240152 2017-05-23T22:22:35-04:00 Protesters drew attention to labor conditions on the campus and their struggle to get administrators to bargain with their union. But the university still refuses to come to the table. By Vimal Patel Bowie State Sends Hundreds of Graduates Out Into the World, and Mourns Another http://www.chronicle.com/article/Bowie-State-Sends-Hundreds-of/240153 2017-05-23T22:06:26-04:00 A week of celebration turned to sadness at a historically black college after a ROTC cadet was slain in a possibly racist attack. By Steve Kolowich Middlebury Punishes 67 Students for Charles Murray Protest http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/middlebury-punishes-67-students-for-charles-murray-protest/118607 2017-05-23T19:03:29-04:00 The sanctions ranged from probation to official discipline, with more-severe punishments going to those who continued to protest after the speaker left the lecture hall. What Trump’s Proposed 2018 Budget Would Mean for Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/what-trumps-proposed-2018-budget-would-mean-for-higher-ed/118577 2017-05-23T13:26:30-04:00 A number of student-aid programs would be eliminated, the NIH and NSF would suffer major cuts, and the arts and humanities endowments would be phased out. But the plan may change significantly in Congress. Your Daily Briefing, a New Feature for Chronicle Subscribers http://www.chronicle.com/article/Your-Daily-Briefing-a-New/238091 2017-05-23T04:55:00-04:00 We’ve started a new email, for individual subscribers only, that briefs readers on everything they need to know in higher ed to start the day. Here’s a sample. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz and Adam Harris Georgetown U. Professor Doesn’t Shy From a Fight With the Alt-Right http://www.chronicle.com/article/Georgetown-U-Professor/240143 2017-05-22T21:36:00-04:00 The scholar has drawn vicious attacks online after a confrontation that got Richard Spencer kicked out of a gym. Unfazed, she fights back. By Katherine Mangan Trump Administration Is Expected to Propose 18% Cut in NIH Budget http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/trump-administration-is-expected-to-propose-18-cut-in-nih-budget/118569 2017-05-22T20:55:02-04:00 In a document posted online and then removed, funding for the National Institutes of Health would drop from $31.8 billion to $26 billion. But Congress may ignore the plan. Iowa Faculty, Resigned to Harreld’s Leadership, Still Waiting for Results http://www.chronicle.com/article/Iowa-Faculty-Resigned-to/240142 2017-05-22T18:07:40-04:00 The controversy over Bruce Harreld’s hiring has quieted, but many faculty members remain dispirited by challenges facing the university. By Eric Kelderman How Baylor’s First Female President Plans to Move Past the Sex-Assault Scandals http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Baylor-s-First-Female/240141 2017-05-22T17:30:19-04:00 Linda A. Livingstone, dean of the George Washington School of Business, said she is confident that cultural change can happen on the Texas campus. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Why a Fafsa Tool’s Continued Outage Hits Community Colleges So Hard http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-a-Fafsa-Tool-s-Continued/240140 2017-05-22T17:13:22-04:00 The government has pledged to get a key Fafsa-filing resource back online by the time the next financial-aid season begins. But for many students, the current season hasn't even started yet. By Beckie Supiano Bro Adams Announces Resignation as NEH Chairman http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/bro-adams-announces-resignation-as-neh-chairman/118557 2017-05-22T14:39:34-04:00 Mr. Adams is set to resign on the same day that President Trump is expected to propose cuts in many government programs in his latest budget plan. Black Student’s Stabbing Death at U. of Maryland Is Being Investigated as a Hate Crime http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/black-students-stabbing-death-at-u-of-maryland-is-being-investigated-as-a-hate-crime/118544 2017-05-22T12:04:10-04:00 The university police on the College Park campus say the student arrested in connection with the attack was part of a Facebook group known as “Alt-Reich Nation.” Attempt to Get Trump’s Tax Returns May Have Alerted IRS to Data Tool’s Vulnerability http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/attempt-to-get-trumps-tax-data-may-have-tipped-off-irs-to-tools-vulnerability/118538 2017-05-21T23:56:31-04:00 A newsmagazine says the FBI questioned a suspect in such an attempt last fall. The IRS says it learned of the data-retrieval tool’s vulnerability about the same time, before taking the tool offline in March. U. of Maine Approves a Restructuring of Its Presque Isle Campus http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-maine-approves-a-restructuring-of-its-presque-isle-campus/118536 2017-05-21T22:14:53-04:00 The step is another in a series of cost-cutting consolidations the system has taken or is considering across its seven campuses. Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (5/26/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/240121 2017-05-21T18:30:00-04:00 The director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program was named president of the Juilliard School, and the president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology was appointed secretary of the U.S. Air Force. Compiled by Anais Strickland Fellowships (5/26/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Fellowships-5-26-2017/240126 2017-05-21T18:30:00-04:00 Both the American Council on Education and the National Association of College and University Business Officers have announced their 2017-18 fellows.   Compiled by Anais Strickland