PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-02-19T07:09:46-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education AmeriCorps Joins NEH and NEA Among Programs Trump May Cut http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/americorps-joins-neh-and-nea-among-programs-trump-may-cut/116983 2017-02-18T17:35:39-05:00 AmeriCorps, a program often touted by HIllary Clinton, has been a source of money for college for young people. DeVos Says Her Higher-Ed Views Are ‘Very Aligned’ With Trump’s http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/devos-says-her-higher-ed-views-are-very-aligned-with-trumps/116968 2017-02-17T10:24:30-05:00 In an interview, the new education secretary says the administration wants to promote vocational schools to prepare students for work. Russia Scholars Hope for an End to Their Field’s Bear Market http://www.chronicle.com/article/Russia-Scholars-Hope-for-an/239224 2017-02-17T04:55:00-05:00 Russian studies has watched its funding and student interest decline over the past two decades. Could President Putin’s meddling in the presidential election inspire a resurgence? By Steve Kolowich For Some First-Generation Students, Fee Waivers Don’t Go Far Enough http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Some-First-Generation/239223 2017-02-17T04:55:00-05:00 Here’s the thinking behind a new student-led effort to help eliminate barriers to attending college. By Adam Harris Vocal Critic of Office for Civil Rights Is Likely to Lead It http://www.chronicle.com/article/Vocal-Critic-of-Office-for/239225 2017-02-17T04:55:00-05:00 Strong foes of the Education Department’s recent handling of Title IX and race-based discrimination are seen as the Trump administration’s top candidates for assistant secretary for civil rights. By Peter Schmidt How Much Power Does Betsy DeVos Really Hold to Shake Up Higher Ed? http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Much-Power-Does-Betsy/239226 2017-02-16T23:23:00-05:00 Many of the new secretary’s critics have worried about what she might do, but most education secretaries have left a limited mark on higher education. Here’s why. By Kelly Field Law Dean at Florida International U. Is Tapped for Labor Secretary http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/florida-international-u-law-dean-tapped-for-labor-secretary/116955 2017-02-16T13:00:37-05:00 R. Alexander Acosta, dean at the Florida law school since 2009, has been approved by the U.S. Senate for three previous positions. In First Higher-Ed Address as Education Secretary, DeVos Praises Community Colleges http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/in-first-higher-ed-address-as-education-secretary-devos-praises-community-colleges/116947 2017-02-16T10:39:51-05:00 After a contentious confirmation process, Ms. DeVos was brief but prepared in her first public speech on higher-education issues. Undocumented Students’ Fears Escalate After a DACA Recipient’s Arrest http://www.chronicle.com/article/Undocumented-Students-Fears/239214 2017-02-16T04:56:00-05:00 A Mexican immigrant who had been granted protections was detained and threatened with deportation. People like him say they’re growing tired of living in limbo. By Katherine Mangan Your Daily Briefing, a New Feature for Chronicle Subscribers http://www.chronicle.com/article/Your-Daily-Briefing-a-New/238091 2017-02-16T04:55:00-05:00 We've started a new email, for subscribers only, that briefs readers on everything they need to know in higher ed to start the day. Here's a sample. By Andy Thomason Closing Students’ Achievement Gaps at the National Level http://www.chronicle.com/article/Closing-Students-rsquo-/239206 2017-02-16T04:55:00-05:00 Karen A. Stout, president of Achieving the Dream, says the organization has fostered a conversation around data-driven decision making, and helped improve student outcomes, at the more than 200 colleges it has worked with since 2004. But she says much more needs to be done. By Kelly Field Student Is Suspended for Filming Instructor Who Made Anti-Trump Remarks http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/community-college-student-suspended-for-filming-professor-who-made-anti-trump-remarks/116936 2017-02-15T11:59:50-05:00 Orange Coast College, a two-year institution in California, took action because the student did not ask the faculty member for permission to videotape in class. What Reality TV Taught Trump, According to Professors Who Study It http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Reality-TV-Taught-Trump/239200 2017-02-15T04:57:00-05:00 Scholars of the genre say hosting The Apprentice taught President Trump about the power of spectacle and self-promotion. By Kelly Field Why Is a University’s Top Lawyer Seeking an Outspoken Professor’s Emails? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Is-a-University-s-Top/239199 2017-02-15T04:55:00-05:00 A public-records request submitted by the general counsel at the University of Oregon is raising concerns about privacy and academic freedom. By Adam Harris Mexican Immigrant May Be First DACA Participant Arrested Under Trump http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/mexican-immigrant-may-be-first-daca-participant-arrested-under-trump/116923 2017-02-14T20:54:31-05:00 The immigrant, Daniel Ramirez Medina, was brought the United States illegally by his parents. He says the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals should protect him. U. of Texas at San Antonio's President Is Placed on Leave http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-texas-at-san-antonios-president-is-placed-on-leave/116907 2017-02-14T17:02:30-05:00 The president, Ricardo Romo, had previously announced he would resign. University officials said he was being placed on leave "pending a review of allegations related to his conduct." Stanford U. Says Lawyer Was Not Dismissed Over Criticism http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/stanford-u-says-lawyer-was-not-dismissed-over-criticism/116898 2017-02-14T14:54:54-05:00 The university's senior associate vice provost said that the lawyer, hired to help students who were making sexual-assault complaints, was let go "because of her fatalistic attitude that she could not get good results for her clients in the process." Tenured Faculty, Are You Part of the Problem? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tenured-Faculty-Are-You-Part/239198 2017-02-14T13:14:00-05:00 A new essay argues that tenured and tenure-track professors in the humanities are complicit in the exploitation of instructors further down the food chain. We want to know what you think. By Andy Thomason In Admissions Hunt, Some Colleges Consult the King of Clicks: BuzzFeed http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Admissions-Hunt-Some/239195 2017-02-14T04:55:00-05:00 Institutions like Temple University have found success in producing branded content on the website best known for its viral "listicles." By Tom Hesse A System Throws Out Its Search for a New Leader. Now What? http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-System-Throws-Out-Its-Search/239196 2017-02-14T04:55:00-05:00 In its search for a chancellor, the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities passed on all three finalists for the job. Starting over offers challenges, but also a chance to get it right. By Lee Gardner