PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2018-06-23T02:26:19-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Scholars Sound Alarms on Trump’s Border Crackdown. But Academic Nuance Doesn’t Always Break Through. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Sound-Alarms-on/243748 2018-06-22T16:42:06-04:00 Through social media and other outlets, experts are marshaling research to engage with the public like seldom before. By Marc Parry At a Brutal Meeting of Trustees, Michigan State’s Wounds Are Laid Bare http://www.chronicle.com/article/At-a-Brutal-Meeting-of/243747 2018-06-22T16:20:38-04:00 After a disastrous 10 days in which calls mounted for John Engler to resign as interim president, the meeting turned into a spectacle of painful survivor testimony and the pleading of a board at wit’s end. By Jack Stripling Salmon, Awkward Tweets, and ‘Hell No,’ I Wouldn’t Fire Him: A Reporter’s Notes From Outside Michigan State’s Trustee Dinner http://www.chronicle.com/article/Salmon-Awkward-Tweets-and/243740 2018-06-22T00:43:00-04:00 After eight days of pressure to resign, John Engler apologized for disparaging an abuse survivor. The board remains divided, and the women still want him out. By Jack Stripling A Brief History of GOP Attempts to Kill the Education Dept. http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Brief-History-of-GOP/243739 2018-06-21T22:21:00-04:00 Since its birth, the Department of Education has been marked for death by its critics. And those critics have been almost exclusively Republicans. But their efforts have failed. By Dan Bauman and Brock Read Trump Wants to Drastically Alter the Education Dept. Here’s What You Need to Know. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Wants-to-Drastically/243737 2018-06-21T20:30:00-04:00 The proposal isn’t a surprise and probably won’t go anywhere, but it’s noteworthy coming from an administration that has been largely silent on higher ed. By Sarah Brown Transitions: New Presidents Selected for Ottawa U., U. of Nevada at Las Vegas, and Delaware State U. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-New-Presidents/243730 2018-06-21T19:00:00-04:00 Reggies Wenyika, president of Southwestern Christian University, will lead Ottawa University, in Kansas. Compiled by Julia Piper ‘I Don’t Think We Were Prepared for This Level of Cruelty’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/lsquo-I-Don-rsquo-t-Think-We/243736 2018-06-21T17:08:00-04:00 Law professors and their students step up to defend the defenseless during America’s immigration crisis. By Teghan Simonton A Conference’s Recipe for ‘Viewpoint Diversity’: More Free Play, More John Stuart Mill http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Conference-s-Recipe-for/243733 2018-06-21T15:55:00-04:00 Heterodox Academy, which argues that colleges and students alike have grown less receptive to challenging ideas, held a gathering to suggest treatments. By Tom Bartlett Starter Kit: New to the Dean’s Role https://store.chronicle.com/collections/starter-kits/products/starter-kit-new-to-the-deans-role 2018-06-21T14:27:00-04:00 What does it take to be a dean? You must understand the personalities and culture of a place; know when to take the lead; and always have a sense of humor. This collection of articles and essays offers tips for how to get started in the dean's role. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store. Idea Lab: Faculty Success https://store.chronicle.com/collections/idea-lab-colleges-solving-problems/products/idea-lab-faculty-success 2018-06-21T14:18:00-04:00 During the lifetime of an academic career, faculty members often encounter a common set of problems that impede their work. This collection of essays and articles offers lessons for academic managers on how to help professors avoid such issues and ultimately be successful. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store. Michigan State Chief Apologizes for Saying Abuse Victim Would Get ‘Kickback’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Michigan-State-Chief/243731 2018-06-21T13:51:00-04:00 Meanwhile, the university’s trustees released a statement saying that a “majority” of the board appreciated John Engler’s apology and that he would stay in his interim post until a permanent president was named. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Idea Lab: College Access https://store.chronicle.com/collections/idea-lab-colleges-solving-problems/products/idea-lab-college-access 2018-06-21T11:33:00-04:00 Higher-education institutions are working harder today to remove the barriers that prevent students from attending college. This collection of essays and articles examines different ways to overcome those challenges. Buy a copy in the Chronicle Store. Not Just for Video Games: Virtual Reality Joins the Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/Not-Just-for-Video-Games-/243729 2018-06-21T10:16:00-04:00 Educators and technologists gather at Yale University to share strategies for using immersive technology as a teaching tool. Ohio State Shuts Down Office That Helped Sexual-Assault Victims http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ohio-State-Shuts-Down-Office/243727 2018-06-20T17:04:00-04:00 An external review found that the university’s Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit didn’t adequately support victims or properly document allegations of misconduct. By Sarah Brown Michigan State U. Abuse Survivors Wanted to Keep Politics Out of It. That’s Over Now. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Michigan-State-U-Abuse/243722 2018-06-20T15:05:10-04:00 Previously unreleased emails affirm that John Engler’s team at the university, where the former governor is interim president, brought a deeply political focus to the Nassar abuse crisis. With Engler’s job on the line, the politics have only intensified. By Jack Stripling College Leaders and Professors Ramp Up Protest of Trump’s Family-Separation Policy http://www.chronicle.com/article/College-LeadersProfessors/243714 2018-06-19T21:16:00-04:00 With bipartisan opposition to the immigration policy growing daily, people in academe are citing professional expertise and core values in their protests. By Chris Quintana, Teghan Simonton, and Megan Zahneis Scholars’ Defense of an Accused Colleague Feels Eerily Familiar Except for One Thing: Her Gender http://www.chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Defense-of-an/243713 2018-06-19T20:17:01-04:00 When it comes to Title IX investigations, does professional esteem place some professors beyond reproach? By Katherine Mangan Rich Kids Land Internships ‘Through Osmosis.’ Vulnerable Students Need More Help Planning a Career. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Rich-Kids-Land-Internships/243712 2018-06-19T17:54:00-04:00 At the fifth annual Beating the Odds Summit, a meeting for minority and first-generation college students held by Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher organization, career planning took center stage. Read why in our revamped Re:Learning newsletter.   By Goldie Blumenstyk After False Start, Southern Illinois Trustees Will Discuss Ousting President http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-False-Start-Southern/243711 2018-06-19T14:54:00-04:00 Nearly two weeks ago, two board members tried and failed to put Randy J. Dunn, the system’s president, on administrative leave.  By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz A Scholar Asked, ‘Why Can’t We Hate Men?’ Now She Responds to the Deluge of Criticism http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Scholar-Asked-Why/243705 2018-06-19T12:00:49-04:00 Suzanna Danuta Walters says that while she does not “hate men in some generic way,” it makes sense for women to have “legitimate rage” against a group that has “systematically abused them.” By Alexander C. Kafka