PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2016-10-01T11:33:15-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education HBCU Investigates Photo of White Student in Blackface http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/hbcu-investigates-photo-of-white-student-in-blackface/114825 2016-09-30T13:31:30-04:00 The case, at Prairie View A&M University, is the latest of several images of white students in blackface to go public, but the first at a historically black institution. What Should Colleges Do to Discipline Students Who Spew Hate? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Should-Colleges-Do-to/237942 2016-09-30T04:55:00-04:00 In response to racist incidents, colleges can suspend or expel. But some professionals advocate restorative justice as a more effective alternative. By Katherine Knott Clinton Wants to Show What Her College Plan Would Save You. Here’s What Some People Learned. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Clinton-Wants-to-Show-What-Her/237943 2016-09-30T04:55:00-04:00 The Democratic presidential nominee promoted a calculator displaying her higher-education proposals. Voters who used it said they liked seeing that they’d save money, but some still had concerns. By Beckie Supiano Accreditors Rarely Lose Lawsuits, but They Keep Getting Sued. Here’s Why. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Accreditors-Rarely-Lose/237944 2016-09-30T04:42:00-04:00 Without accreditation, colleges are not eligible for federal student aid, and much more likely to have to close their doors. By Eric Kelderman Education Dept. Is Sued Over Debt Collection From Former Corinthian Students http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/education-dept-is-sued-over-debt-collection-from-former-corinthian-students/114797 2016-09-29T15:05:28-04:00 Meanwhile, Sen. Elizabeth A. Warren reminded the department of its promise to forgive debts owed by students of the defunct chain of colleges. Mizzou Incident Rekindles Anger Over Treatment of Black Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Mizzou-Incident-Rekindles/237929 2016-09-29T04:56:01-04:00 The flagship again has been plunged into controversy after racist epithets and obscenities were shouted at black students. For many, the latest incident painfully recalls the events that led to demonstrations that rocked the campus last year. By Katherine Mangan Jury Orders San Diego State to Pay Fired Women's Coach $3.35 Million http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jury-orders-san-diego-state-to-pay-fired-womens-coach-3-35-million/114791 2016-09-29T04:55:33-04:00 After a monthlong trial, jurors agreed that the university had retaliated against Beth Burns, the women's basketball coach, for complaining about Title IX violations. Teaching Diversity Online Is Possible. These Professors Tell You How. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Diversity-Online-Is/237928 2016-09-29T04:55:27-04:00 Talking about racism, privilege, and other sensitive topics can be tough online. Here’s how some faculty members make it work. By Katherine Knott Boise State’s Innovation Guru Pushes a Start-Up Approach as a Model for Change http://www.chronicle.com/article/Boise-State-s-Innovation/237926 2016-09-29T04:55:00-04:00 Gordon Jones, who moved to Idaho after experience at Harvard and in business, explains how to avoid the "immunological rejection response" to change and why to take more responsibility for what happens to graduates. By Goldie Blumenstyk Big Money Comes to Inequality Research http://www.chronicle.com/article/Big-Money-Comes-to-Inequality/237927 2016-09-29T04:55:00-04:00 Amid anxieties over growing disparities, donors and foundations are devoting serious amounts to studies of rich and poor. By Scott Carlson Video: At Marlboro College, Everybody Gets a Vote http://www.chronicle.com/article/Video-At-Marlboro-College/237894 2016-09-29T04:55:00-04:00 President Kevin F.F. Quigley talks about the college's Town Meeting governance structure and a scholarship program designed to bring one student from every state to this New England campus. By Jack Stripling Freedom for American Colleges in China Has Its Limits, Federal Report Says http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/freedom-for-u-s-colleges-in-china-has-its-limits-federal-report-says/114778 2016-09-28T17:47:06-04:00 It says that the colleges emphasize academic freedom, but that some faculty members and students there practice self-censorship. National Default Rate on Student Loans Declines for Third Straight Year http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/national-default-rate-on-student-loans-declines-for-third-straight-year/114746 2016-09-28T13:36:16-04:00 It fell from 11.8 percent to 11.3 percent for students who began repayment between the 2012 and 2013 fiscal years. Mizzou Chancellor Is 'Outraged' After Black Students Report Racist Incident http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/mizzou-chancellor-outraged-after-black-students-report-racist-incident/114743 2016-09-28T13:26:02-04:00 The episode, in which students say they were verbally assaulted outside a fraternity house, is an echo of those that preceded major protests at the university last fall. Chapel Hill Football Player Denies Sexual-Assault Accusation http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/chapel-hill-football-player-denies-sexual-assault-accusation/114733 2016-09-28T04:58:25-04:00 A fellow student recently went public with her allegation that Allen Artis raped her in February. Mr. Artis, who has been suspended from the team, maintains that the encounter was consensual. Amid Concerns About Stifling Speech, Colleges Take a New Look at Bias-Response Teams http://www.chronicle.com/article/Amid-Concerns-About-Stifling/237918 2016-09-28T04:57:52-04:00 Bias-response teams have found themselves under a new wave of criticism, but that’s not why some of them are changing. By Nadia Dreid How One University Worked to Get Ahead of the Curve on Title IX http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Worked-to/237914 2016-09-28T04:55:00-04:00 Though the University of Central Missouri wasn’t facing high-profile allegations or a federal investigation, it instituted some novel reforms in how it handles sexual assault. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Where the College Scorecard Has Gained Traction So Far — and Where It Hasn’t http://www.chronicle.com/article/Where-the-College-Scorecard/237919 2016-09-28T04:50:29-04:00 A year ago, the Education Department released a revamped version of the online tool as a replacement for President Obama’s college-ratings plan. It’s caught on with some college counselors, if not so much with students. By Sarah Brown U. of Wisconsin, Responding to Affordable Care Act, Limits Student Workers' Hours http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-wisconsin-responding-to-affordable-care-act-limits-student-workers-hours/114714 2016-09-27T15:03:11-04:00 Some students, speaking to a local newspaper, said the reduction in hours will disturb their studies and force them to find second jobs. Chicago State U. Enrolls Just 86 Freshmen This Fall http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/chicago-state-u-enrolls-86-freshmen-this-fall/114711 2016-09-27T14:04:48-04:00 The struggling institution's undergraduate enrollment has dropped by a third over the past year.