PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-07-25T10:49:48-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Your Daily Briefing http://www.chronicle.com/article/Your-Daily-Briefing/238091 2017-07-25T04:55:00-04:00 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 Adam Harris On Administrative Spending, Which Colleges Get the Most Bang for the Buck? http://www.chronicle.com/article/On-Administrative-Spending/240728 2017-07-25T00:01:00-04:00 Small liberal-arts colleges pay out much more for administrative costs relative to teaching than do large research universities, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni says in a new report. By Eric Kelderman Why Do We Ask ‘Why?’ A Scientist Tries to Pin Down an Elusive Human Trait http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Do-We-Ask-Why-A/240727 2017-07-24T20:30:00-04:00 In a new book, the astrophysicist Mario Livio explores the nature of curiosity and its “irresistible appeal.” By Tom Bartlett Steven Salaita, Whose Revoked Job Offer Inflamed Higher Ed, Says He’s Leaving Academe http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/steven-salaita-whose-revoked-job-offer-inflamed-higher-ed-says-hes-leaving-academe/119431 2017-07-24T13:42:50-04:00 The faculty member, known for a position he almost had at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, recently taught at the American University of Beirut. An Educational ‘Booster Shot’ for America’s Labor Force http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Educational-Booster/240629 2017-07-24T09:04:00-04:00 Van Ton-Quinlivan, vice chancellor for work-force and economic development for the California Community Colleges, says colleges need to form partnerships with employers to help “stranded workers” get back into the job market. By Scott Carlson U. of Southern California Says It Will Fire Puliafito http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-southern-california-says-it-will-fire-puliafito/119427 2017-07-22T14:11:56-04:00 The tenured faculty member and former dean of the medical school led a secret life of illicit drug use, a newspaper reported last week.   Months After ‘Transracialism’ Flap, Controversy Still Rages at Feminist Philosophy Journal http://www.chronicle.com/article/Months-After/240722 2017-07-21T19:06:16-04:00 The Board of Directors of Hypatia temporarily suspended the authority of the Associate Editorial Board. Then the associate editors reportedly resigned. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Fired Title IX Officer Alleges Retaliation in Suit Against Texas A&M Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/Fired-Title-IX-Officer-Alleges/240721 2017-07-21T18:00:03-04:00 Gerardo Alva says he was unfairly accused of theft and let go after complaining about the handling of a sexual-assault case. By Katherine Mangan A Warning, a Crusade, and a Public Reckoning at the U. of Florida http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Warning-a-Crusadea/240720 2017-07-21T16:27:57-04:00 A lawyer’s requests for records provide a rare look at the inner workings of a top public-research university. It’s not pretty. By Michael Vasquez A Case of Mistaken Identity Spurs Hateful Messages for a Sikh Professor http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Case-of-Mistaken-Identity/240714 2017-07-20T21:15:06-04:00 The website Campus Reform corrected an article that initially purported to show the professor (it was actually his brother) giving two middle fingers to Trump Tower. But not before the hate started pouring in. By Chris Quintana When Substance Abuse Hits the C-Suite http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Substance-Abuse-Hits-the/240713 2017-07-20T20:59:03-04:00 The University of Southern California’s cautious response to a former dean’s drug-fueled double life highlights an uneasy balance of compassion and accountability that such cases often evoke. By Jack Stripling Groups Call on Civil-Rights Official to Reject ‘90 Percent’ Statement on Campus-Rape Cases http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/groups-call-on-civil-rights-official-to-reject-90-percent-statement-on-campus-rape-cases/119415 2017-07-20T14:55:23-04:00 The National Women’s Law Center, joined by more than 50 other groups, said in a letter that Candice Jackson’s remark last week sent a “destructive and inaccurate message.” Need Dorms? Here’s One College’s ‘Crazy’ Idea to Recycle 3 Buildings http://www.chronicle.com/article/Need-Dorms-Here-s-One/240704 2017-07-20T11:36:00-04:00 Instead of demolishing and rebuilding the 55-bed residence halls, Goucher is moving them, intact, to another spot on the Maryland campus. By Lawrence Biemiller Former Top Official in Obama’s Education Dept. Is Named President of ACE http://www.chronicle.com/article/Former-Top-Official-in/240698 2017-07-20T05:01:00-04:00 The American Council on Education’s choice is Ted Mitchell, under secretary of education from 2014 to 2017, who will take office as the Trump administration seeks to dismantle some of his policy priorities. By Goldie Blumenstyk Students Accused of Sexual Assault Have the Government’s Ear. What Are Their Goals? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Students-Accused-of-Sexual/240701 2017-07-19T22:10:07-04:00 These students and their allies stress that they want the campus disciplinary process to be fair. But that’s not all they’re fighting for. By Sarah Brown Adjunct at BYU-Idaho Says She Lost Her Job for Facebook Post Supporting Homosexuality http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/adjunct-at-byu-idaho-says-she-lost-her-job-for-facebook-post-supporting-homosexuality/119397 2017-07-19T13:38:51-04:00 A practicing Mormon, Ruthie Robertson said she was given the chance to remove the post, but she stood by her beliefs, which she said she had never expressed in the classroom. Texas A&M Removes Provost Over Conflicts of Interest http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/texas-am-removes-provost-over-conflicts-of-interest/119395 2017-07-19T13:02:29-04:00 The office of the provost paid her spouse more than $114,000. The university acted after an investigation cited the provost for five breaches of the code of conduct. President Trump Made a Promise to Black Colleges. It Hasn’t Happened. http://www.chronicle.com/article/President-Trump-Made-a-Promise/240685 2017-07-18T21:00:22-04:00 The White House Initiative on HBCUs was to be moved from the Education Department to the West Wing. By Adam Harris Heard About the Facilities Arms Race? One Professor Says You Should Be Skeptical http://www.chronicle.com/article/Heard-About-the-Facilities/240684 2017-07-18T18:44:22-04:00 Kevin R. McClure keeps a list of news articles that describe a boom in campus amenities. He questions that phenomenon and whether those projects are really driving up tuition. By Eric Kelderman ‘If There’s an Organized Outrage Machine, We Need an Organized Response’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/If-There-s-an-Organized/240683 2017-07-18T18:31:33-04:00 In a time when scholars’ comments can bring them under intense scrutiny, professors contemplate ways to actively support their colleagues. By Chris Quintana