PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2018-04-25T23:45:21-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Big Pay Day for College Hoops Players? Don’t Count On It http://www.chronicle.com/article/Big-Pay-Day-for-College-Hoops/243237 2018-04-25T19:09:00-04:00 A commission led by Condoleezza Rice promised bold reforms to root out corruption in college basketball. Instead it sidestepped player-compensation issues that many see at the heart of the matter.  By Jack Stripling U. of Louisville Sues Former President Over Misuse of Foundation Funds http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Louisville-Sues-Former/243230 2018-04-25T14:58:00-04:00 The complaint against James Ramsey is just the latest twist in the long-running dispute over his tenure, and more drama for a university that has suffered numerous scandals over the past nine years. By Eric Kelderman Commission Calls for Tougher Basketball Penalties for Colleges and End to ‘One and Done’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Commission-Calls-for-Tougher/243228 2018-04-25T13:48:32-04:00 The independent commission, led by Condoleezza Rice, stopped short of suggesting that men’s basketball players be paid. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Professor’s Tweets Were ‘Insensitive’ and Embarrassed Fresno State, but She Won’t Be Punished http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professor-s-Tweets-Were/243227 2018-04-25T11:57:28-04:00 President Joseph Castro says Randa Jarrar’s social-media comments in the wake of Barbara Bush’s death were protected by the First Amendment. By Katherine Mangan Company That Created ‘Drew Cloud,’ the Phony Student-Loan Expert, Says It’s ‘Deeply Sorry’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Company-That-Created-Drew/243225 2018-04-25T11:07:00-04:00 On Tuesday, The Chronicle reported that a student-loan expert who had been quoted by many media outlets was a sham. The company that created him apologized on Wednesday. By Chris Quintana Want to Be a 'Volunteer Adjunct'? Southern Illinois U. Is Hiring http://www.chronicle.com/article/Want-to-Be-a-Volunteer/243221 2018-04-24T17:56:00-04:00 A dean's email asking department chairs to recruit alumni for unpaid teaching positions ignited a social-media firestorm. The university says it was misunderstood. By Nell Gluckman Strada Education Network to Add Labor-Market Company Emsi to Its Portfolio http://www.chronicle.com/article/Strada-Education-Network-to/243220 2018-04-24T16:28:06-04:00 The organization will expand its holdings to embrace a company whose services are used by more than a thousand colleges in career centers, in alumni offices, and in academic planning. By Goldie Blumenstyk Why the End of Greek Life at Penn State Is ‘Still a Distinct Possibility’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-the-End-of-Greek-Life-at/243219 2018-04-24T16:21:00-04:00 At a conference on the future of fraternities and sororities, Eric J. Barron, president of Penn State, expressed frustration with Greek life as well as cautious optimism on its reform. By Sarah Brown Drew Cloud Is a Well-Known Expert on Student Loans. One Problem: He’s Not Real. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Drew-Cloud-Is-a-Well-Known/243217 2018-04-24T15:56:35-04:00 His website, the Student Loan Report, is widely cited by news media for its surveys on loan debt, and Cloud is quoted at length. But both he and his organization are facades. By Dan Bauman and Chris Quintana What Is ‘STEM’? The Definition Is Evolving http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Is-STEM-The/243216 2018-04-24T13:32:00-04:00 Recognizing the increasing presence of technology and mathematics in academic disciplines could help international students hoping to stay and work in the United States.  By Vimal Patel Why This Philosopher Wants Her Students to Ask Someone Out, in Person http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-This-Philosopher-Wants-Her/243214 2018-04-24T12:51:08-04:00 Kerry Cronin offers Boston College freshmen extra credit for putting down their phones and planning a date. She’d like them to feel awkward and vulnerable, and maybe less lonely. By Julian Wyllie ‘We Can Eat, We Can Live’: How Refugees Are Finding Home on an American Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/We-Can-Eat-We-Can-Live-/243202 2018-04-24T12:19:00-04:00 Guilford College helps newly arrived immigrants find places to live as they begin their assimilation into the American way of life. Photo essay by Cheryl Diaz Meyer The Daily Briefing http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Daily-Briefing/238091 2018-04-24T04:55:00-04:00 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 Why a Public Flagship’s Acquisition of a Private College Made So Many Upset in Massachusetts http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-a-Public-Flagship-s/243209 2018-04-23T18:56:48-04:00 The University of Massachusetts at Amherst said this month it would buy a campus that was shutting down, Mount Ida College. People at UMass-Boston weren’t thrilled. By Bianca Quilantan ‘Being Not-Rich’: Low-Income Students at Michigan Share Savvy Advice http://www.chronicle.com/article/Being-Not-Rich-/243208 2018-04-23T18:09:00-04:00 “There’s this assumption that everyone here is wealthy,” says one of the online guide’s creators. By Emma Kerr Why It’s Important to Protect Space for ‘the Thought We Hate’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-It-s-Important-to/243203 2018-04-23T13:18:00-04:00 Julie Wollman, president of Widener University, and Jeffrey Rosen, president of the National Constitution Center, a nonprofit group, discuss how education can help people understand First Amendment rights in an age of incivility. By Scott Carlson The Lonely Country Road to College http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Lonely-Country-Road-to/243183 2018-04-22T18:32:00-04:00 Students from rural areas have particular worries about going to college, says a new book: being unprepared, having their skills go unappreciated, and abandoning their communities. By Peter Monaghan No One Wants to Be Your Dean. Here’s How You Might Fix That. http://www.chronicle.com/article/No-One-Wants-to-Be-Your-Dean/243166 2018-04-22T18:30:00-04:00 Fill the pipeline and get talented prospects ready by adopting these strategies. By Michael Anft 8 Tips to Help New Deans Get Off to a Good Start http://www.chronicle.com/article/8-Tips-to-Help-New-Deans-Get/243167 2018-04-22T18:30:00-04:00 Longtime leaders offer some advice. By Michael Anft Selected New Books on Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/243182 2018-04-22T18:30:00-04:00 Among the latest topics are the broadened scope of the Title IX gender-equity law and how state universities teach writing. Compiled by Ruth Hammond