PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-03-27T14:16:42-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education At Moment of Danger, NIH’s Director Is Seen as Its Chief Protector http://www.chronicle.com/article/At-Moment-of-Danger-NIH-s/239602 2017-03-27T04:54:14-04:00 President Trump wants to cut the agency’s budget by nearly 20 percent. Like other directors before him, Francis Collins is now thrust into a position at odds with his president. By Paul Basken The 2 North Carolinas http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-2-North-Carolinas/239585 2017-03-26T19:01:00-04:00 Higher education transformed the state’s economy. But the shift has left some residents behind. By Karin Fischer Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (3/31/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/239577 2017-03-26T18:31:00-04:00 A new president will lead Yale-NUS College, in Singapore, and the University of Oregon’s School of Law appointed a new dean.   Compiled by Anais Strickland ‘How to Think Clearly’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Think-Clearly-/239579 2017-03-26T18:30:00-04:00 Eugenia Cheng, an accomplished pianist, mathematician, and YouTube personality, proposes that learning advanced math has value beyond calculating your mortgage. By Tom Bartlett Committing to Collaboration http://www.chronicle.com/article/Committing-to-Collaboration/239580 2017-03-26T18:30:00-04:00 More private colleges want to form partnerships to share costs and administrative responsibilities. But such coordination isn’t easy. By Ben Gose What I'm Reading: ‘Drive’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Im-Reading-Drive-/239588 2017-03-26T18:30:00-04:00 After reading a book about what drives people, a professor turned his attention to his students’ internal motivations. By Joshua Price 4 Consortia and Their Advice for Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/4-ConsortiaTheir-Advice/239581 2017-03-26T18:30:00-04:00 How they started, what they focus on, and what they have to suggest. By Ben Gose A Venerable Resource for Collaborations http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Venerable-Resource-for/239582 2017-03-26T18:30:00-04:00 Colleges that want to develop or maintain productive team efforts can look to the Association for Collaborative Leadership. By Ben Gose Selected New Books on Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/239586 2017-03-26T18:29:00-04:00 Among the latest titles are guides on how to become a public scholar and how to do undergraduate research. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Hookup Culture Varies at 3 Types of Catholic Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/Hookup-Culture-Varies-at-3/239587 2017-03-26T18:26:00-04:00 A professor of theology delves into how the cultural pressure to engage in casual sex affects students at different religious institutions. By Peter Monaghan Tenure Awards (March 2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tenure-Awards-March-2017/239596 2017-03-26T18:00:00-04:00 See who has been awarded tenure at Albright College, Macalester College, Wheaton College, in Illinois, and other institutions. U. of Tennessee at Chattanooga Fires Reporter After Lawmakers Complain http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-tennessee-at-chattanooga-fires-reporter-after-lawmakers-complain/117436 2017-03-26T16:13:10-04:00 At least one legislator said he didn't know he was talking with a reporter when she recorded them. She says her role was obvious from her press pass and radio equipment. Australian Academic Is Barred From Leaving China, Lawyer Says http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/australian-academic-is-barred-from-leaving-china-lawyer-says/117433 2017-03-26T14:39:08-04:00 The Chinese-born scholar, Feng Chongyi, is a permanent resident of Australia. He had been in China to conduct research on human-rights lawyers there, sources said, Louis Freeh Savages Penn State’s Leaders and Calls for Its President to Resign http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/louis-freeh-savages-penn-states-leaders-and-calls-for-its-president-to-resign/117422 2017-03-25T12:32:31-04:00 The former FBI director and author of an exhaustive report on the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal held nothing back in a searing indictment of university leaders and their handling of the case. Spanier’s Conviction Highlights Lessons of Sandusky Scandal http://www.chronicle.com/article/Spanier-s-Conviction/239599 2017-03-24T20:43:00-04:00 Higher-education experts said the scandal made clear that universities need to investigate serious allegations quickly and extensively. By Eric Kelderman Guilty Verdict Puts a Dark Coda on Spanier’s Fall http://www.chronicle.com/article/Guilty-Verdict-Puts-a-Dark/239600 2017-03-24T20:28:42-04:00 The former Penn State president, charged in connection with Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse, was found guilty on one count of endangering the welfare of children, but not guilty on two other charges. By Jack Stripling Berkeley's Chancellor Misused Fitness Benefits, Investigators Find http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/berkeleys-chancellor-misused-fitness-benefits-investigators-find/117414 2017-03-24T18:44:27-04:00 Nicholas B. Dirk, who will be stepping down this year, violated rules on the use of campus resources, according to a report commissioned by the UC system president. Spanier Is Found Guilty of Child Endangerment in Sandusky Sex-Abuse Case http://www.chronicle.com/article/Spanier-Is-Found-Guilty-of/239572 2017-03-24T14:41:00-04:00 After deliberating for more than 12 hours, the jury handed down the long-awaited split verdict. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz In First College Visit, DeVos Praises Career Prep and Community Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/in-first-college-visit-devos-praises-career-prep-and-community-colleges/117398 2017-03-24T11:55:43-04:00 The education secretary toured the job-training programs at Valencia College, in Florida. Their Research Is in the Toilet http://www.chronicle.com/article/Their-Research-Is-in-the/239583 2017-03-24T04:55:00-04:00 A pair of librarians ponder the meaning of the bathrooms in their midst. By Steve Kolowich