PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-08-22T09:05:43-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Your Daily Briefing http://www.chronicle.com/article/Your-Daily-Briefing/238091 2017-08-22T04:55:00-04:00 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 Andy Thomason How One White Nationalist Became — and Remains — a Thorn in Texas A&M’s Side http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-White-Nationalist/240969 2017-08-21T22:24:01-04:00 Preston Wiginton doesn’t have an especially strong connection to the university: He dropped out after taking classes for a year. But he’s made it his mission to force extreme racial politics upon College Station. By Tom Bartlett Liberty U. Alumni Protest Falwell's Continued Support of Trump http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/liberty-u-alumni-protest-falwells-continued-support-of-trump/119771 2017-08-21T15:12:20-04:00 Some graduates of the university are upset that its leader has voiced support of President Trump's inflammatory comments about the violence in Charlottesville.   The Future of the Degree: How Colleges Can Survive the New Credential Economy http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/store#id=47& 2017-08-21T13:29:00-04:00 As the economy undergoes significant change, the meaning of the college degree is increasingly questioned. This report examines the history of college credentials, the ultimate value of the college degree, and the development of lifelong credentials. Cincinnati State Suspends All Sports Except Soccer http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/cincinnati-state-suspends-all-sports-except-soccer/119759 2017-08-20T14:38:51-04:00 Struggling with declines in enrollment and revenue, the college is exploring a new model for athletics that will focus on more local recruiting and hiring part-time instead of full-time coaches. Professors See Charlottesville as a Starting Point for Discussions on Race http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-See-Charlottesville/240961 2017-08-18T19:06:44-04:00 Recent events have inspired faculty members not only to talk about race in class, but to show students how to respond to hate groups. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz A Professor Says She Was Penalized for an Instructor's Tweet http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-Says-She-Was/240960 2017-08-18T18:38:19-04:00 The controversy that cost an adjunct a job offer at Montclair State University affected a professor who didn't hire him but would have supervised him. By Chris Quintana Family Settles Suit Against Clemson U. in Fraternity Pledge's Death http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/family-settles-suit-against-clemson-u-in-fraternity-pledges-death/119729 2017-08-18T14:51:14-04:00 Tucker Hipps was found dead in a lake after a fraternity event in 2014. After White-Supremacist Violence, UVa Will Review What Activities Are Allowable on Campus http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/after-white-supremacist-violence-uva-will-review-what-activities-are-allowable-on-campus/119734 2017-08-18T13:59:20-04:00 The university is also hiring a contractor to review its safety infrastructure and more staff members and police officers “to ensure safety and security" as the semester begins. White House Arts Panel Resigns Over Trump's Charlottesville Statements http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/white-house-arts-panel-resigns-over-trumps-charlottesville-statements/119730 2017-08-18T12:59:37-04:00 In their resignation letter, members of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities said ignoring Mr. Trump's statements on hate groups and racism would make the panelists complicit in his actions. Another Public University Says No to a White-Nationalist Event http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/another-public-university-says-no-to-a-white-nationalist-event/119705 2017-08-17T22:35:13-04:00 Michigan State University joined the University of Florida and Texas A&M in canceling or declining to rent space for an event linked to the white-nationalist leader Richard Spencer. All three cited the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va., as figuring in their decisions. As Support Grows for Ditching Confederate Statues, Colleges Weigh Their Options http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Support-Grows-for-Ditching/240957 2017-08-17T21:51:19-04:00 Institutions face smoldering tensions in the wake of the deadly rioting in Charlottesville, Va. By Adam Harris At UVa, a Clash Over Whether to Stand Back or Stand Up http://www.chronicle.com/article/At-UVa-a-Clash-Over-Whether/240952 2017-08-17T14:59:55-04:00 Seeking the safest course, administrators hoped that professors, students, and alumni would steer clear of the white nationalists’ march. But some felt duty-bound to confront what they saw as evil. By Jack Stripling Teaching Newsletter, August 17, 2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-August/240947 2017-08-17T10:09:00-04:00 Violent demonstrations by white nationalists brought renewed attention to one of higher education’s biggest challenges: helping students engage in constructive conversations during fraught times. For UVa, Racist Rally Dredges Up Uncomfortable Legacies http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-UVa-Racist-Rally-Dredges/240946 2017-08-16T21:03:40-04:00 President Trump tried redirecting a national conversation about white supremacists to a debate over a statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Va. That memorial has connections to UVa. By Steve Kolowich Professors Rally Around a Student Who Became the Public Face of a Confederate Statue’s Fall http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-Rally-Around-a/240945 2017-08-16T19:29:22-04:00 Faculty members at North Carolina Central University worry about the safety of the student, who was widely seen in videos tying a rope around a statue that was felled at a rally. They say they’ll do whatever they can to help her. By Clara Turnage UVa Employee Suffers a Stroke After Campus Clash With White Supremacists http://www.chronicle.com/article/UVa-Employee-Suffers-a-Stroke/240942 2017-08-16T10:57:00-04:00 If Tyler Magill's condition is linked to the violence at a Friday march, it could raise further questions about the university's approach to securing its campus. By Jack Stripling and Nell Gluckman U. of Florida Denies White Supremacist Richard Spencer's Request for Event Space http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-florida-denies-white-supremacist-richard-spencers-request-for-event-space/119690 2017-08-16T10:08:48-04:00 Florida's president, W. Kent Fuchs, denounced Mr. Spencer's rhetoric as "repugnant" but stressed that the university's action was based on the likelihood of violence, not the speaker's words or ideas. The KKK Once Gave UVa $1,000. These Professors Want the University to Admit It. http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-KKK-Once-Gave-UVa-1000/240938 2017-08-15T21:46:38-04:00 As the University of Virginia grappled with the issue of white supremacists who stormed the campus this past weekend, administrators faced another problem: their institution’s historical ties to the Ku Klux Klan. By Clara Turnage Enrollment Managers’ No. 1 Job: Communicating With Campus Leaders and Professors http://www.chronicle.com/article/Enrollment-Managers-No-1/240937 2017-08-15T19:55:09-04:00 Newly retired as Purdue University’s enrollment chief, Pamela Horne reflects on the importance of explaining all that data — and the value of college. By Eric Hoover