PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2018-02-24T15:22:24-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Several Universities May Be Implicated in Basketball Probe, New Report Suggests http://www.chronicle.com/article/Several-Universities-May-Be/242626 2018-02-23T13:00:00-05:00 A report by Yahoo Sports suggests that a federal investigation of bribery in college basketball could involve at least 20 big-time programs. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz How Russian Trolls Used Higher Ed to Sow Discord Online http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Russian-Trolls-Used-Higher/242625 2018-02-23T12:09:00-05:00 At least 129 Twitter accounts associated with a Kremlin-aligned propaganda outfit, the Internet Research Agency, tweeted and retweeted about issues pertinent to higher education from 2015 to 2017, according to a Chronicle analysis. By Dan Bauman Education Dept. Knew of Whistle-Blower Complaint Before Easing Restrictions on For-Profit College http://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Knew-of/242615 2018-02-22T20:21:00-05:00 A letter from an accreditor shows that the department was warned that Northwest Suburban College may have been in violation of Title IV rules.  By Adam Harris What if Teaching Evaluations Happened Later? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-if-Teaching-Evaluations/242611 2018-02-22T12:11:00-05:00 If the true measure of an education is difficult to gauge right away, then maybe it makes sense to wait to ask students what they got from a course. Embattled President of Adams State U. Says She’s the Victim of Bullying http://www.chronicle.com/article/Embattled-President-of-Adams/242605 2018-02-21T22:23:39-05:00 After pushing for a fiscal turnaround, Beverlee J. McClure has had dog feces thrown at her home, her name tagged on pornographic websites, and her leadership pilloried online. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz College Board President’s Letter, Prompted by School Shooting, Sparks Criticism http://www.chronicle.com/article/College-Board-President-s/242604 2018-02-21T21:51:00-05:00 Was this the right time, critics asked David Coleman, to hail the value of the AP Program or to grade the views of a survivor of the recent high-school massacre? By Eric Hoover Departures at Gates Foundation Stir Speculation About Its Plans for Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Departures-at-Gates-Foundation/242603 2018-02-21T19:32:11-05:00 Some observers hope the foundation will use its time of transition to promote fresher options both outside of traditional colleges and within academe. By Goldie Blumenstyk Ashford U. Faces New Setback in Battle Over GI Bill Funds http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ashford-U-Faces-New-Setback/242602 2018-02-21T19:05:16-05:00 The for-profit university, recently the subject of a Chronicle investigation over its attempts to skirt state oversight requirements, has failed to get California’s approval to serve veterans. By Michael Vasquez After a Mass Shooting, Education Programs Confront a Question: ‘Am I Obligated to Take a Bullet for My Students?’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-a-Mass-Shooting/242601 2018-02-21T17:44:10-05:00 Colleges’ education programs typically do not require training in how to respond to an active shooter. But some are rethinking their curricula. By Emma Kerr The Faculty-Retirement Conundrum http://chronicle.com/resource/the-faculty-retirement-conundr/6184/ 2018-02-21T13:43:00-05:00 Professors may want to retire, but they also have jobs they don’t want to give up. Here’s how administrators can smooth faculty members’ paths into retirement. Battling Sexual Assault on Campus http://chronicle.com/resource/battling-sexual-assault-on-cam/6283/ 2018-02-21T13:37:00-05:00 The heat is on colleges to prevent sexual violence and to respond to reports of it. Here are college officials’ legal obligations and what strategies they are using. What in the World Is Going On Between Olivet U. and Newsweek? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-in-the-World-Is-Going-On/242596 2018-02-21T11:09:00-05:00 A small Bible college in California has found itself at the center of a controversy, with possible criminal implications, involving the magazine and its parent company. By Adam Harris The Urgent Plea of an Undocumented Trustee http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Urgent-Plea-of-an/242591 2018-02-20T18:56:00-05:00 “Dreamers” must stay in school, and lawmakers must provide a path forward, says Jorge Reyes Salinas, a student trustee for the California State University system. By Katherine Mangan Teaching Newsletter FAQ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-FAQ/242590 2018-02-20T14:14:19-05:00 Everything you need to know about The Chronicle’s weekly newsletter on teaching and learning. By Beckie Supiano Claims of Bullying and an Offensive Costume Follow Adams State President’s Departure http://www.chronicle.com/article/Claims-of-Bullyingan/242589 2018-02-20T12:57:00-05:00 The Colorado university’s Board of Trustees placed Beverlee J. McClure on leave last week. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Education Dept. Eyes Changes in Bankrupt Borrowers’ Ability to Discharge Loans http://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Eyes-Changes/242588 2018-02-20T11:42:00-05:00 The Trump administration may be signaling that it wants to take a closer look at streamlining the forgiveness process. That may find some unlikely allies on Capitol Hill. By Adam Harris As Kaplan Sale Faces Final Hurdle, Purdue President Criticizes Faculty Opponents http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Kaplan-Sale-Faces-Final/242587 2018-02-20T11:30:00-05:00 “If that had been turned in on a term paper, you’d have given it an F,” Mitch Daniels said of a letter opposing his university’s deal to acquire the for-profit institution. By Chris Quintana His Video on Black Men's Frustrations Went Viral. Now He’s Getting a Ph.D. http://www.chronicle.com/article/His-Video-on-Black-Mens/242562 2018-02-18T18:30:00-05:00 As an undergraduate, Sy Stokes shared his insights in spoken word. Now he sees "different avenues for disrupting the system." By Eric Hoover What I'm Reading: ‘What’s College Good For?’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Im-Reading-What-s/242574 2018-02-18T18:30:00-05:00 After an economics professor poses the question, an English professor is driven to respond. By Kimberly M. Vanderlaan An Organizational Guide for the Harried Dean http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Organizational-Guide-for/242575 2018-02-18T18:30:00-05:00 An arts-and-sciences dean and his co-author look at various approaches deans can take to organize their colleges and ward off crises. By Peter Monaghan