PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2018-05-27T03:59:34-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education USC President Steps Down Over Sexual-Misconduct Scandal Involving Gynecologist http://www.chronicle.com/article/USC-President-Steps-Down-Over/243517 2018-05-25T22:34:00-04:00 C. L. Max Nikias, president of the University of Southern California, will step down, the institution announced on Friday. By Jack Stripling Georgia State U. Made Its Graduation Rate Jump. How? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Georgia-State-U-Made-Its/243514 2018-05-25T16:36:11-04:00 A student-success expert shares seven principles that underlie the university’s high-tech, high-touch approach. By Beth McMurtrie College Chiefs Spare You the Terrible Details of Campus Crises. We Won't. http://www.chronicle.com/article/College-Chiefs-Spare-You-the/243511 2018-05-25T14:07:13-04:00 Presidents, current and former, tell their sides of difficult stories and settle some scores in a new book. But they often leave out the juiciest parts. By Jack Stripling U. of Kentucky Moves to Fire Tenured Professor for Telling Students to Buy His Book http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Kentucky-Moves-to-Fire/243509 2018-05-25T11:00:00-04:00 A journalism professor stole university property and sold it for personal gain, the institution says. The faculty member, Buck Ryan, has denied all the claims. By Andy Thomason While Congress Squabbles, Some States Take Their Own Steps to Help Hungry Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/While-Congress-Squabbles-Some/243505 2018-05-24T19:16:04-04:00 California and Massachusetts are working within the limits of existing law to expand students’ access to a key federal nutrition-assistance program. By Goldie Blumenstyk Transitions: Franklin & Marshall Chooses Its Next Leader, Longtime U. of Texas at El Paso President Will Retire http://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-Franklin-/243502 2018-05-24T18:40:00-04:00 Franklin & Marshall College named Bucknell University's provost as its new chief. Diana Natalicio will wind down her career after 30 years at the helm in El Paso. Compiled by Julia Piper Robert Mueller’s Undergraduate Thesis Adviser Has a Great Memory. But He Doesn’t Remember Mueller. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Robert-Mueller-s/243504 2018-05-24T18:20:00-04:00 The former Princeton professor reread his now-famous student’s project about a geopolitical legal case and deems it “judicious” and “very fair.” By Vimal Patel Trauma Can Interfere With Students’ Learning. Here’s Something Professors Can Do to Help. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trauma-Can-Interfere-With/243497 2018-05-24T10:08:00-04:00 Listening to students’ stories can help them regain a sense of control after a disaster, says a professor at the University of Puerto Rico. Nikias Is Standing Firm as Scandals Mount at USC. But This Is What the End of a Presidency Looks Like. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Nikias-Is-Standing-Firm-as/243496 2018-05-23T18:37:43-04:00 With his judgment again called into question, this time over the University of Southern California’s handling of misconduct complaints against a gynecologist, Max Nikias faces the sort of mobilized opposition that can sink a college leader. By Jack Stripling 3 Takeaways From a Book-Length Federal Report on ‘The Condition of Education’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Takeaways-From-a-Book-Length/243493 2018-05-23T14:13:14-04:00 While the annual deep dive into education data — from pre-K to post-college — breaks little new ground, it offers a good reminder of how higher ed differs from popular perceptions of it. By Beckie Supiano Here’s How Western Governors U. Aims to Enroll a Million Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-How-Western-Governors/243492 2018-05-23T13:36:23-04:00 The online university has set up a new component, WGU Advancement, for work-force development, and will raise money for scholarships from outside sources. By Goldie Blumenstyk A Federal Panel Tries to Regulate Accreditation. But Is Anyone Paying Attention? http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Federal-Panel-Tries-to/243488 2018-05-22T22:03:00-04:00 The 18 members of the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity are supposed to help guide federal policy and practice. But they’re wrestling with the question of their own relevance. By Eric Kelderman Inside Gay Students’ Fight to Be Heard at BYU http://www.chronicle.com/article/Inside-Gay-Students-Fight/243487 2018-05-22T15:42:52-04:00 In March, the Mormon university sponsored a panel on LGBT issues — something it had never done before. How it got there is a story of mixed motivations and incremental progress. By Emma Kerr Amid Scandal of Campus Gynecologist, USC Faculty Members Call on President to Resign http://www.chronicle.com/article/Amid-Scandal-of-Campus/243486 2018-05-22T14:01:00-04:00 In a letter they accused University of Southern California leaders of having “kept wrongdoing quiet.” By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz The Daily Briefing http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Daily-Briefing/238091 2018-05-22T04:55:00-04:00 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 A Texas Campus, Plagued by Hate Groups and Rocked by Protest, Struggles to Heal http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Texas-Campus-Plagued-by/243480 2018-05-21T20:02:31-04:00 Texas State University has been a hotbed of racial unrest over the past few years. The administration is increasing its efforts to make sure that everyone there feels safe. By Katherine Mangan Frustrated Professors Shut Down a Chancellor Search, Leaving UMass’s President ‘Mortified’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Frustrated-Professors-Shut/243479 2018-05-21T18:00:00-04:00 The three finalists to lead the University of Massachusetts at Boston dropped out following faculty criticism of both them and the search process. By Eric Kelderman Former Gates Foundation Official Will Lead Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Former-Gates-Foundation/243473 2018-05-21T14:51:00-04:00 Daniel Greenstein, a former director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Postsecondary Success program, will become chancellor of the 14-campus system, which serves 102,000 students and faces serious financial challenges. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz U. of Oregon Officials Apologize for Linking Student’s Death to ‘Poor Life Choices’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Oregon-Officials/243474 2018-05-21T14:41:00-04:00 Dylan Pietrs was found dead at Shasta Lake, a popular party destination for college students. His mother said the university’s initial statement, which described behavior at the lake as “contrary” to its values, added “insult to injury.” By Julian Wyllie ‘Higher Education’ Isn’t So Popular, Poll Finds, but Local Colleges Get Lots of Love http://www.chronicle.com/article/Higher-Education-Isn-t/243468 2018-05-21T00:01:00-04:00 Democrats and Republicans both see a need for improvements in higher education. But they also really like their local colleges and universities. By Eric Kelderman