PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2016-12-08T00:59:52-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Education Dept. Approves Sale of U. of Phoenix Owner, With Strict Conditions http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/education-dept-approves-sale-of-u-of-phoenix-owner-with-strict-conditions/116031 2016-12-07T18:35:50-05:00 The department said it was requiring the buyers to post a letter of credit amounting to nearly $386 million. USA Funds Moves to Further Focus on Education Philanthropy and Investing http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/usa-funds-moves-to-further-focus-on-education-philanthropy-and-investing/116015 2016-12-07T16:08:22-05:00 The $1-billion organization said it would shed its loan-guarantee affiliates, allowing it to pursue its new mission of ensuring that college leads to meaningful results for students. NCAA Rules Ex-Official at Cal State-Northridge Committed Academic Misconduct http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/ncaa-rules-ex-official-at-cal-state-northridge-committed-academic-misconduct/116013 2016-12-07T14:50:32-05:00 The university did not investigate and monitor its former director of basketball operations, who provided "impermissible academic benefits" to 10 players on the men's team. A White Supremacist Incites a Crowd at Texas A&M http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-White-Supremacist-Incites-a/238589 2016-12-07T04:55:20-05:00 While Richard B. Spencer goaded a sometimes raucous audience in the student center, hundreds gathered at a unity event across the street to oppose his racist rhetoric. By Katherine Mangan The Scholars Who Study the Alt-Right, a Movement Defined by White Supremacists http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Scholars-Who-Study-the/238588 2016-12-07T04:55:00-05:00 Professors tracking the fringe faction’s rise have gotten a lot more attention since Donald J. Trump won the presidency. By Sarah Brown What You Should Know About the Professor Who Has Trump’s Ear on the Economy http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-You-Should-Know-About-the/238590 2016-12-07T04:54:31-05:00 Peter Navarro, an economist in UC-Irvine’s business school, has positions on trade that few in his field share. But the president-elect is listening. By Goldie Blumenstyk Charles Reed, Longtime Chancellor of Cal State, Dies at 75 http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/charles-reed-longtime-chancellor-of-cal-state-dies-at-75/116004 2016-12-06T20:54:38-05:00 He navigated the system through an enrollment boom, savage state budget cuts, and a rocky relationship with the faculty union, but always put a priority on access. Here's a Rundown of the Latest Campus-Climate Incidents Since Trump's Election http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/heres-a-rundown-of-the-latest-campus-climate-incidents-since-trumps-election/115553 2016-12-06T16:45:56-05:00 Racist and anti-Semitic posters continue to crop up on campuses across the country, and other colleges face investigations and backlashes over previous incidents. Baylor and U. of Louisville Get Heat From Accreditor http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/baylor-and-u-of-louisville-get-heat-from-accreditor/115992 2016-12-06T13:59:26-05:00 Both universities were penalized for a year by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges. Education Dept. Denies Student-Aid Funds to 2 For-Profit Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-s-department-of-education-denies-student-aid-funds-to-2-for-profits/115990 2016-12-06T13:58:44-05:00 The department found that Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business had committed fraud involving Title IV funding. New Jersey Will Forgive Student-Loan Debt of Dead Borrowers http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/new-jersey-will-forgive-student-loan-debt-of-dead-borrowers/115964 2016-12-06T11:09:20-05:00 The bill, signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Monday, follows an investigation that found the state's student-loan program to have "extraordinarily stringent" rules. U. of Notre Dame Is Undecided on Whether to Invite Trump to Speak at Commencement http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-notre-dame-is-undecided-on-whether-to-invite-trump-to-speak-at-commencement/115957 2016-12-06T11:09:15-05:00 Traditionally, the university has invited the president to give the commencement speech during his first year in office. A Population in Flux Forces Colleges to Adapt http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Population-in-Flux-Forces/238583 2016-12-06T04:56:48-05:00 New projections of high-school graduates foresee a period of continued stagnation that threatens enrollments. In Pennsylvania, colleges are trying an array of strategies in response to those changes. By Eric Hoover and Beckie Supiano Research Universities Hope Trump’s Infrastructure Plans Could Be a Boon to High-Speed Communications http://www.chronicle.com/article/Research-Universities-Hope/238580 2016-12-06T04:55:00-05:00 The president-elect has focused mostly on brick-and-mortar projects like roads and bridges. Academics hope his administration will also dedicate new federal money to a better internet. By Paul Basken The Chronicle Store http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/store 2016-12-05T13:11:00-05:00 Purchase data and special reports on a range of topics, including compensation, diversity, and key trends in higher education. Will Higher Education Be ‘Trumped’ by State Lawmakers? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Will-Higher-Education-Be/238572 2016-12-05T04:55:29-05:00 The president-elect has called for rolling back many of the college-related regulations enacted under President Obama. State lawmakers may feel compelled to follow or reject the new administration’s lead. By Eric Kelderman For Undocumented Students, Trump Adds New Risk to Study Abroad http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Undocumented-Students/238571 2016-12-05T04:55:00-05:00 Those traveling overseas are being advised to return before the president-elect takes office. If they don’t, they could be blocked from re-entering the United States. By Katherine Mangan 5 Ways to Shake Up the Lecture http://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Ways-to-Shake-Up-the-Lecture/238560 2016-12-04T18:31:21-05:00 Flipping the classroom has gotten the most attention, but professors have a variety of approaches in their toolkits to improve the student experience. By Katherine Mangan The Personal Lecture http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Personal-Lecture/238559 2016-12-04T18:31:21-05:00 Students have complained for generations of feeling like nameless specks in a cavernous lecture hall. Faculty members often dread such a sea of blank faces. Now universities are experimenting with ways to liven up those classes. By Katherine Mangan Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (12/9/2016) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/238564 2016-12-04T18:30:21-05:00 The University of Minnesota at Morris selected Michelle Behr as its next chancellor; Saint Louis University appointed a new dean for its law school.   Compiled by Anais Strickland