PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2018-07-21T05:49:00-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Medieval Scholars Call for Transparency and Anti-Racism at Conference http://www.chronicle.com/article/Medieval-Scholars-Call-for/243919 2018-07-12T22:03:00-04:00 A letter raising concerns about proposed sessions that were rejected for the International Congress on Medieval Studies has drawn hundreds of signatures. By Nell Gluckman Blasted as Predators, Professors Are Fighting Back With Lawsuits http://www.chronicle.com/article/Blasted-as-Predators/243918 2018-07-12T20:25:25-04:00 A defamation case against a student and a professor at McGill University raises worries that accusations are being silenced. By Katherine Mangan Transitions: First Laywoman to Lead Loyola U. New Orleans, President of Roger Williams U. Dies at 75 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-First-Laywoman-to/243908 2018-07-12T16:34:00-04:00 Tania Tetlow will become president of Loyola University New Orleans. Roger Williams University's leader dies one year before planned retirement. Compiled by Julia Piper Feuding Letters at Yale Law Expose Divisions Over Supreme Court Nomination http://www.chronicle.com/article/Feuding-Letters-at-Yale-Law/243913 2018-07-12T16:30:00-04:00 Competing letters of support and opposition to Brett Kavanaugh, an alumnus, have circulated among the school’s faculty members, students, and alumni. By Teghan Simonton How One College Used Student Comments to Identify Its Best Professors http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-Used-Student/243907 2018-07-12T11:41:00-04:00 When students are candid and specific, their comments can help determine who should be teaching gateway courses, one administrator found. A Professor Faked an Offer Letter to Get More Money. What’s a Better Way? http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-Faked-an-Offer/243903 2018-07-11T19:24:12-04:00 A former professor at Colorado State University made headlines recently after he was criminally charged for falsifying an offer letter, in order to get a $5,000 raise. But faculty members do rely on deceit to negotiate promotions, often at the expense of other institutions’ search committees. By Audrey Williams June Meet This One-Woman Career Launchpad http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-This-One-Woman-Career/243902 2018-07-11T19:07:53-04:00 Elite colleges often have extensive career-services offices that help students land door-opening summer fellowships. At a historically black college, an honors-program director is on a mission to help even that playing field. By Alexander C. Kafka Why International Students Are Important at Indiana U. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-International-Students-Are/243860 2018-07-11T16:01:00-04:00 Michael A. McRobbie, the university’s president, talks about how antipathy toward such students is bad for higher education and the nation. By Eric Kelderman His University Asked Him to Build an Emoji-Themed Parade Float. Then It Fired Him. http://www.chronicle.com/article/His-University-Asked-Him-to/243886 2018-07-10T18:21:28-04:00 At a small West Virginia college, confusion surrounds a tenured professor’s strange dismissal. And faculty members are worried that new policies effectively gut tenure. By Chris Quintana How to Sell the Value of the Liberal Arts http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Sell-the-Value-of-the/243753 2018-07-10T16:02:00-04:00 Carmen T. Ambar, president of Oberlin College, talks about the importance of explaining to parents that college is worth the price. By Eric Kelderman A Flagship’s Proposed Slogan — ‘The World Needs More Cowboys’ — Draws Fire Out West http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Flagship-s-Proposed-Slogan/243883 2018-07-10T15:03:10-04:00 The tag line is part of a campaign that the university says upends the definition of “cowboy.” Some professors have responded that the slogan is inherently exclusionary. By Claire Hansen Why a College Plans to Raze 2 Dorms — and What It Means for the Future of the Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-a-College-Plans-to-Raze-2/243882 2018-07-10T11:29:00-04:00 If ever there were a metaphor for the impact of technology and demographic shifts on college spaces, it can be found at Fayetteville State University. Read why in our revamped Re:Learning newsletter. By Goldie Blumenstyk The Daily Briefing http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Daily-Briefing/238091 2018-07-17T04:55:00-04:00 The Daily Briefing tells individual subscribers everything they need to know about higher ed. Here’s a sample. By Andy Thomason and Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Apps Can Help Advise First-Generation Students. But It Takes a Human to Say, ‘I Believe in You.’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Apps-Can-Help-Advise/243876 2018-07-09T16:26:00-04:00 Buoyed by a $20-million gift, the College Advising Corps is doubling down to help more minority, low-income, and first-generation students get into college. Without them, says its founder and chief executive, Nicole Hurd, “we won’t have the democracy we want.” By Goldie Blumenstyk This Professor Made Up a Job Offer From Another University. Now He Faces a Criminal Charge. http://www.chronicle.com/article/This-Professor-Made-Up-a-Job/243873 2018-07-09T14:23:00-04:00 The Colorado State University professor managed to get a $5,000 raise, until the university suspected his competing job offer was fake.  By Megan Zahneis For Georgetown Alumni, a Fellow Graduate’s Defense of Child Separation Touches a Nerve http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Georgetown-Alumni-a/243872 2018-07-09T13:54:47-04:00 A group of Georgetown University alumni has circulated a petition calling for the resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of homeland security. By Teghan Simonton George Mason’s Foundation Does Not Need to Release Records of Koch Foundation Agreements, Judge Finds http://www.chronicle.com/article/George-Mason-s-Foundation/243868 2018-07-06T20:56:00-04:00 Activists, buoyed by the university president’s recent admission that some old agreements had not met academic standards, sought access to a wider swath of unreleased documents. By Marc Parry Larry Nassar’s Former Boss Is Out at Michigan State http://www.chronicle.com/article/Larry-Nassar-s-Former-Boss/243864 2018-07-06T17:09:00-04:00 William Strampel, a professor and former dean who has faced his own controversy since a scandal exploded around the former sports doctor, has retired. The university had been trying to revoke his tenure and to fire him since February. By Sarah Brown How One College Reinvented Its Hiring Process to Better Test for ‘Fit’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-Reinvented-Its/243866 2018-07-06T15:59:51-04:00 Olin College of Engineering has built its brand on being different. So its leaders wanted to make sure applicants understood what it would be like to work there. By Audrey Williams June Wisconsin Court Sides With Professor Who Was Suspended After Blogging About a Student http://www.chronicle.com/article/Wisconsin-Court-Sides-With/243858 2018-07-06T10:16:00-04:00 The case was watched as a national marker of the limits of academic freedom. By Vimal Patel