PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2016-08-26T01:02:31-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education U. of Chicago's Condemning of Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings Reignites Debate http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-chicagos-condemning-of-safe-spaces-and-trigger-warnings-reignites-debate/113760 2016-08-25T20:06:30-04:00 A letter from the dean of students cited academic freedom as the reason it opposes the practices. Some observers say that's a backwards argument. Education Dept. Cuts Off Federal Aid to New Students at For-Profit ITT http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/education-department-cuts-off-federal-aid-to-new-students-at-for-profit-itt/113742 2016-08-25T14:51:42-04:00 The department's move may be its most substantial action against a single for-profit educator since its heightened scrutiny of Corinthian Colleges caused that company to fold. U. of Vermont Cancels Game at Chapel Hill Over 'Bathroom Bill' http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-vermont-cancels-game-at-chapel-hill-over-bathroom-bill/113734 2016-08-25T14:34:56-04:00 The decision is the latest move in protest of North Carolina's House Bill 2, which mandates that people use only the public bathrooms that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificates. Fraternity at Texas A&M Is Suspended After a Student Dies http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/fraternity-at-texas-am-is-suspended-after-student-dies/113733 2016-08-25T14:12:18-04:00 A search warrant stated that fraternity members did not want the police to be called because drugs were involved in the incident on the College Station campus. U. of Iowa Professor Wants Athletics Mascot to Show More Smile, Less Scowl http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-iowa-professor-wants-athletics-mascot-to-show-more-smile-less-scowl/113719 2016-08-25T13:08:00-04:00 Resmiye Oral sent emails to the athletic department and Faculty Senate requesting that Herky the Hawk's face show a wider range of expression in university publications. Gunmen Attack American U. in Afghanistan, Killing at Least 12 People http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/gunmen-attack-american-u-in-afghanistan-killing-at-least-12/113711 2016-08-25T04:49:44-04:00 Those killed in Wednesday's attack included seven students. The attack came two weeks after two instructors were abducted at gunpoint from a car near the campus. A Provocative Protest Pits Pro- and Anti-Gun Activists http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Provocative-Protest-Pits/237560 2016-08-25T04:47:18-04:00 Concealed handguns are now legal in public-college classrooms in Texas. On the first day of classes at the University of Texas at Austin since the law took effect, opponents and supporters expressed their views with signs, slogans, and sex toys. By Katherine Mangan Duke U. Lays Claim to $10 Million From Oilman’s Estate https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Duke-U-Lays-Claim-to-10/237549 2016-08-24T14:12:00-04:00 The university filed probate-court papers on Tuesday seeking more than $9.9 million in what it says were unfunded pledges made by the oil and gas magnate Aubrey McClendon before his death, in March, reports The Wall Street Journal. Meet the Sex Shops in Austin, Tex., That Put the Cocks in ‘Cocks Not Glocks’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Sex-Shops-in-Austin/237555 2016-08-24T13:35:07-04:00 The University of Texas flagship prohibits dildos in public but, thanks to the state’s new campus-carry law, allows guns. Students are protesting, and local proprietors are lending a hand. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That. http://www.chronicle.com/article/You-Don-t-Know-Your/237553 2016-08-24T13:00:00-04:00 Michael Wesch, an associate professor of anthropology at Kansas State University, joins his students for an unusual tour of their lives beyond the classroom. By Jeffrey R. Young How One Professor Will Turn Wisconsin’s Higher-Ed Philosophy Into a Seminar http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-Professor-Will-Turn/237542 2016-08-24T04:55:00-04:00 This fall Chad A. Goldberg will teach students the significance of the "Wisconsin Idea," a longstanding principle in the state-university system’s mission statement that was almost overturned last year by the governor. By Emma Pettit NYU’s Graduate Union: Success Story or Cautionary Tale? http://www.chronicle.com/article/NYU-s-Graduate-Union-/237543 2016-08-24T04:55:00-04:00 The NLRB’s ruling on Tuesday, that graduate students are employees, prompts a look back at the labor-union battle that started it all. By Vimal Patel Ruling Pushes Door to Grad-Student Unions ‘Wide Open’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ruling-Pushes-Door-to/237544 2016-08-24T00:01:17-04:00 The National Labor Relations Board’s decision in a case involving Columbia University has made clear that graduate-employee unions are legal at private colleges. Experts predict a surge in organizing similar to what has taken place among adjuncts. By Peter Schmidt Will the NLRB's Columbia Ruling Tarnish the 'College Experience'? A Closer Look http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/will-the-nlrbs-columbia-ruling-tarnish-the-college-experience-a-closer-look/113698 2016-08-23T14:41:49-04:00 The board's lone dissenter said a host of unwelcome behaviors were likely to take hold at private colleges. The other members largely dismissed that concern. Out to 'Impress' a Woman, U. of Pittsburgh Student Instead Needs to Be Rescued http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/out-to-impress-a-woman-u-of-pittsburgh-student-instead-needs-to-be-rescued/113671 2016-08-23T13:18:47-04:00 "The young man met a girl, brought her up to a rooftop, and decided to impress her by leaping from one roof to the next," a city spokeswoman said. He ended up stuck beside a Qdoba restaurant. In Victory for Union Efforts, NLRB Rules Columbia U. Grad Students Are Employees http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/in-victory-for-union-efforts-nlrb-rules-columbia-u-grad-students-are-employees/113679 2016-08-23T12:38:14-04:00 The National Labor Relations Board's 3-to-1 decision reverses a 2004 ruling involving Brown University. That decision barred graduate students at private colleges from unionizing. Stanford Bans Hard Liquor From Undergraduate Parties http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/stanford-bans-hard-liquor-from-undergraduate-parties/113667 2016-08-23T12:37:23-04:00 The university's students and faculty and staff members have been talking about its troubling alcohol culture since March. What It’s Like to Be Interim President — Again http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-It-s-Like-to-Be-Interim/237532 2016-08-23T04:56:00-04:00 The current interim leaders of Baylor, Cornell, and Temple are all in their second go-round in that job on their campuses. Here’s a look at some of the challenges they face. By Arielle Martinez What Will College Be Like for a Transgender Student in North Carolina? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Will-College-Be-Like-for/237531 2016-08-23T04:55:00-04:00 The recipient of a prestigious scholarship talks about how he will navigate his freshman year after the passage of the state’s controversial "bathroom bill." By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz A New Academic Year Brings Fresh Anxiety at Illinois’s Public Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-New-Academic-Year-Brings/237533 2016-08-23T04:55:00-04:00 A state-budget stalemate means the colleges haven’t seen permanent funding in over a year. Administrators now wonder if the crisis will reverberate for years to come. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz