PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2018-03-18T11:25:42-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education ‘What It Means to Be a Woman Is Not Static’: How Women’s Colleges Are Handling Transgender Applicants http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-It-Means-to-Be-a-Woman/242857 2018-03-16T17:08:32-04:00 So far, more than a dozen have published admissions policies for transgender students. Many will now consider applicants if they self-identify as women. By Julian Wyllie How One University Bounced Back From a Hurricane in 17 Days http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Bounced/242834 2018-03-16T14:51:00-04:00 Rafael Ramírez-Rivera, chancellor of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo, reflects on the tumultuous year and the struggles of leading a campus in crisis since Hurricane Maria struck the island. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz ‘Multiple Steves and Pauls’: A History Panel Sets Off a Diversity Firestorm http://www.chronicle.com/article/Multiple-Steves-and/242841 2018-03-15T22:37:17-04:00 The 30 speakers at a conference were all male, and all white. The organizer says he tried to invite women, but they declined. By Emma Kerr Newly Constructed Bridge Collapses at Florida International U.; 6 Fatalities Are Confirmed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Newly-Constructed-Bridge/242837 2018-03-15T15:25:00-04:00 The pedestrian bridge was installed just days ago and was still under construction. Other people were injured, some critically. By Adam Harris Education Dept. Stops Providing Details on Resolved Title IX Cases http://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Stops/242831 2018-03-15T12:37:41-04:00 The Chronicle asked for basic information about sexual-violence investigations that have been resolved. A spokesman said the department “has no plans at this time” to provide those details. By Nick DeSantis How Can Colleges Help Their Adult Students? http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Can-Colleges-Help-Their/242825 2018-03-15T11:34:00-04:00 Anne Clark Bartlett, a “nontraditional” student who is now dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington at Tacoma, shares thoughts on how colleges can help such students succeed. By Eric Kelderman Changing the Curriculum Is Hard. So Is Measuring Its Success. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Changing-the-Curriculum-Is/242829 2018-03-15T11:22:00-04:00 A Chronicle reporter shares what he learned reporting a recent article about colleges’ attempts to overhaul their core curricula. Top Official at St. Thomas U. Chooses Gunmaker Over Roman Catholic Institution http://www.chronicle.com/article/Top-Official-at-St-Thomas-U/242823 2018-03-14T21:01:00-04:00 Given an ultimatum by the university’s president, its chief financial officer opted to step down in order to remain on the board of American Outdoor Brands, which manufactures AR-15s. By Emma Kerr Can Higher Education Make Silicon Valley More Ethical? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-Higher-Education-Make/242824 2018-03-14T20:08:08-04:00 An assistant professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hopes to infuse ethics lessons into core computer-science courses. By Nell Gluckman Finally, Daily Briefing Readers Face the Really Tough Questions http://www.chronicle.com/article/Finally-Daily-Briefing/242819 2018-03-14T16:51:00-04:00 The Chronicle’s Daily Briefing newsletter gives subscribers the information they need to start their jobs in higher ed every morning. The newsletter also has a little fun. At the 2018 American Council on Education conference, one reporter turned the tables and asked Briefing readers about their jobs. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Colorado College Removes Former President’s Name From Buildings http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colorado-College-Removes/242818 2018-03-14T15:40:00-04:00 An archivist recently revealed that the onetime leader had resigned from his post more than 100 years ago after the board investigated his behavior with women. By Bianca Quilantan Bridgepoint Education’s Ashford U. Joins For-Profit Sector’s Trek to Nonprofit Status http://www.chronicle.com/article/Bridgepoint-Education-s/242814 2018-03-13T21:48:00-04:00 The parent company said on Tuesday it would seek to have the conversion approved by year’s end. The move would carry many advantages for the company, but it’s unclear if students would be any better off. By Michael Vasquez A Sector in Flux: How For-Profit Higher Ed Has Shifted http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Sector-in-Flux-How/242813 2018-03-13T21:48:00-04:00 Over the last two years, many of the industry’s biggest players have merged with onetime competitors, moved from for-profit to nonprofit status, or left the business altogether. Here’s a summary. By Dan Bauman and Goldie Blumenstyk The $44-Million Rescue http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-44-Million-Rescue/242743 2018-03-13T18:45:00-04:00 An army of alumnae rallied to save their alma mater with a Starbucks challenge and a host of other creative ideas. Will it be enough to save Sweet Briar College over the long term? By Drew Lindsay (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Calling On the Energy of Hispanic Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Calling-On-the-Energy-of/242810 2018-03-13T13:36:00-04:00 José Luis Cruz, president of Lehman College of the City University of New York, says one key to helping Hispanic students succeed in college is to focus on their energy and drive. By Eric Kelderman Pitfalls That Can End a Presidency http://chronicle.com/resource/pitfalls-that-can-end-a-presid/6124/ 2018-03-13T13:11:00-04:00 Missteps of all kinds can derail a presidency, including inadequate response to protesters, conflicts over shared governance, and incautious remarks. Handling Sexual-Assault Accusations http://chronicle.com/resource/handling-sexual-assault-accusa/6556/ 2018-03-13T13:05:00-04:00 Make a mistake responding to sexual-abuse allegations, and it can damage your college’s reputation and cost it hundreds of thousands of dollars. Here’s the latest news on complying with federal gender-equity law. The Daily Briefing http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Daily-Briefing/238091 2018-03-13T04:55:00-04:00 The Daily Briefing tells individual subscribers everything they need to know about higher ed. Here’s a sample. By Andy Thomason and Adam Harris Quiet White House Science Office Stirs Fears but Also Raises Some Hopes http://www.chronicle.com/article/Quiet-White-House-Science/242805 2018-03-12T20:59:00-04:00 The leaderless office is the main coordinating body for officials throughout the government to confer on a range of scientific matters affecting their agencies. By Paul Basken How the NCAA’s March Madness Windfall Makes Its Way to Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-NCAA-s-March-Madness/242804 2018-03-12T17:53:00-04:00 The tournament is as lucrative as ever for the association and its member institutions. The formulas for revenue distribution make sure that the power conferences get the most. By Dan Bauman and Tyler Davis