PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-06-24T18:23:17-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Jury Convicts 3rd Former Vanderbilt U. Athlete in 2013 Gang Rape http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jury-convicts-3rd-former-vanderbilt-u-athlete-in-2013-gang-rape/119115 2017-06-23T20:38:15-04:00 Two members of the university's football team are already serving long prison terms for their roles in the attack, and their video of the incident helped convict them. As a Free-Speech Bill Advances in Wisconsin, Some Fear a Chilling Effect http://www.chronicle.com/article/As-a-Free-Speech-Bill-Advances/240433 2017-06-23T20:37:00-04:00 Under a bill passed by Wisconsin’s Assembly, students could be suspended for disrupting a campus speaker. Proponents say the bill would protect free speech, while critics say it, in fact, would do the opposite. By J. Clara Chan Judge Declares Another Mistrial in Fatal Shooting by U. of Cincinnati Officer http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/judge-declares-another-mistrial-in-fatal-shooting-by-u-of-cincinnati-officer/119104 2017-06-23T15:55:46-04:00 Jurors deadlocked for the second time in less than a year in the case of the death of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in 2015. Diversity on a Small Scale http://www.chronicle.com/article/Diversity-on-a-Small-Scale/240431 2017-06-23T15:45:00-04:00 Sean M. Decatur, president of Kenyon College, stopped by The Chronicle's offices recently to discuss how his institution is working to reach more low-income students. By Jack Stripling What Would the Repeal of Higher Ed’s Foundational Law Mean for Colleges? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Would-the-Repeal-of/240430 2017-06-23T14:05:50-04:00 Betsy DeVos has suggested a wholesale rethinking of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and a key senator has supported such a move in the past. A repeal would face steep odds, but also presents an opportunity. By Adam Harris U. of Missouri Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree, Joining Over 20 Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-missouri-rescinds-bill-cosbys-honorary-degree-joining-over-20-colleges/119095 2017-06-23T13:15:51-04:00 The university system decided to revoke the degree nearly two years after many other colleges did the same thing. Signal Boost: How Conservative Media Outlets Turn Faculty Viewpoints Into National News http://www.chronicle.com/article/Signal-Boost-How-Conservative/240423 2017-06-22T22:40:06-04:00 Three professors made provocative statements about race and politics. Then the outrage machine went to work. By Chris Quintana and Brock Read Professors’ Growing Risk: Harassment for Things They Never Really Said http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-Growing-Risk-/240424 2017-06-22T22:00:00-04:00 College faculty members are facing not just online backlash, but threats of violence, as a result of how conservative media outlets characterize their views. By Peter Schmidt Elsevier Wins $15 Million in Copyright Suit Against Piracy Sites http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/elsevier-wins-15-million-in-copyright-suit-against-piracy-sites/119074 2017-06-22T18:21:09-04:00 The science-publishing giant had sued Sci-Hub and other websites that provide free, pirated access to copyright-protected articles. Whether anything will change is uncertain. Colleges Face More Pressure on Student Outcomes, but Success Isn’t Always Easy to Measure http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Face-More-Pressure-on/240422 2017-06-22T17:50:28-04:00 Federal data don’t paint a pretty picture of some two-year colleges. Are they really failing? By Eric Kelderman HBCUs Have a Leadership Problem. This Group Thinks It Has an Answer. http://www.chronicle.com/article/HBCUs-Have-a-Leadership/240421 2017-06-22T17:18:15-04:00 A search firm aimed at strengthening the leadership pipeline for black colleges saw limited success in its first year, but has higher hopes for the future. By Adam Harris U. of Oregon Athlete Played a Season While Under Investigation for Sexual Assault http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-oregon-athlete-played-a-season-while-under-investigation-for-sexual-assault/119065 2017-06-22T14:34:16-04:00 When asked about the case by a student reporter, the university’s president said: “I can’t comment on an individual student. What if I was asked by another reporter about you being obnoxious? Would you want me to tell them that?” University Presses Collaborate to Thrive Where Funding Is Tight http://www.chronicle.com/article/University-Presses-Collaborate/240413 2017-06-21T19:38:00-04:00 Bucknell University Press and Rutgers University Press have formed a partnership that they expect will give them greater economies of scale and broaden their profiles. By Nell Gluckman Landmark Law on Higher Education Should Be Scrapped, DeVos Suggests http://www.chronicle.com/article/Landmark-Law-on-Higher/240412 2017-06-21T18:19:55-04:00 But the chair of the Senate education committee has said that reauthorizing the Higher Education Act was his top priority during this Congress. By Adam Harris Trinity College of Conn. Closes Over Threats After Conservative Website Targets Professor http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/trinity-college-of-conn-closes-over-threats-after-conservative-website-targets-professor/119043 2017-06-21T17:09:42-04:00 The site tied the professor’s remarks to a shooting at a congressional baseball practice that left several people injured. The academic says his comments were misinterpreted. ‘I Can’t Overstate How Deeply Dull the Process Is’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/I-Can-t-Overstate-How/240410 2017-06-21T14:28:42-04:00 With the renegotiation of two major federal rules on the horizon, past participants reflect on the lengthy process of “neg-reg,” in which efforts can approach the heroic. By Suhauna Hussain Education Dept. Closes Title IX Investigation of Liberty U. http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/education-dept-closes-title-ix-investigation-of-liberty-u/119036 2017-06-21T13:44:47-04:00 The federal Office for Civil Rights said in a letter to President Jerry Falwell Jr. that it lacked jurisdiction in the sexual-assault case that had triggered the probe. For Alabama Sororities, the Path to Diversity Is Personal http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Alabama-Sororities-the/240403 2017-06-20T20:51:00-04:00 In 2016, the University of Alabama released an action plan to foster greater inclusivity in fraternities and sororities. Officials can cite evidence of progress, but say it's positive individual experiences that really matter. By Clara Turnage 2 Professors Walk Into a Dumpster Fire ... http://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Professors-Walk-Into-a/240405 2017-06-20T20:00:16-04:00 An online spat between Ivy League scholars showcases the new normal of public political discourse. By Steve Kolowich Lessons From a Professor’s 10-Year Fight to Rein In Pharmaceutical Promotion http://www.chronicle.com/article/Lessons-From-a-Professor-s/240404 2017-06-20T18:36:49-04:00 PharmedOut, a project at Georgetown University, aims to provide medical education free from industry bias. Adriane J. Fugh-Berman, its founder, explains why her conferences always feature homemade cookies and why medical school is “soul-destroying.” By Paul Basken