PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-02-27T11:14:11-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education An Activist Defends His Dissertation in Rap http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Activist-Defends-His/239335 2017-02-27T04:56:18-05:00 In lieu of the typical paper or project, a doctoral student at Clemson University composed a multimedia work whose centerpiece is a 34-track rap album. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Optional Student Fees? In Wisconsin, Students Are Divided on the Idea http://www.chronicle.com/article/Optional-Student-Fees-In/239333 2017-02-27T04:55:00-05:00 Gov. Scott Walker’s recent budget proposal would allow students to opt out of paying specific student fees. Some students like the idea, while others fear their organizations will go out of business. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Through Petitions, Professors Exercise a 'Special Duty to Speak Out' http://www.chronicle.com/article/Through-Petitions-Professors/239334 2017-02-27T04:44:00-05:00 Over the past year they've signed open letters on climate change, immigration, academic freedom, and college controversies. Do their efforts make any difference? By Audrey Williams June In Trump Country, College Is a Leaky Lifeboat http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Trump-Country-College-Is/239325 2017-02-26T19:00:00-05:00 As an Indiana county tries to stay afloat in a 21st-century economy, local colleges prove to be an integral part of the future. By Beth McMurtrie Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (3/3/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/239322 2017-02-26T18:31:00-05:00 Government officials moving into higher education include Janine Davidson, former under secretary of the U.S. Navy, who will lead Metropolitan State University of Denver, and John Kerry, the former U.S. secretary of state, who will join Yale.   Compile by Anais Strickland Commentary: Where Do Students Learn About Fake News? In Freshman Comp http://www.chronicle.com/article/Commentary-Where-Do-Students/239266 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 Teachers of these courses find themselves positioned as our society’s first line of defense. By Ellen Wayland-Smith Cybersecurity, Rising http://www.chronicle.com/article/Cybersecurity-Rising/239270 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 Working to meet a national shortage of computer-safety personnel, colleges find customers and complications. By Paul Basken Commentary: Islands Are Not the Answer http://www.chronicle.com/article/Commentary-Islands-Are-Not/239273 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 Instead of individual sanctuary declarations, colleges and universities need to take collective action to defend DACA and undocumented students. By David Oxtoby Defending Diversity http://www.chronicle.com/article/Defending-Diversity/239275 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 Without gauges of effectiveness, diversity policies can be legally risky. By Eric Hoover Information Literacy http://www.chronicle.com/article/Information-Literacy/239264 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 Teaching students to separate fact from fiction has become a priority after an election in which false "news" played a large role. By Shannon Najmabadi How Studying Classroom Diversity Helped the U. of Texas Win Its Case http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Studying-Classroom/239277 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 Gary Lavergne used qualitative and quantitative evidence to demonstrate the benefits of racial diversity. By Eric Hoover Innovations in Cybersecurity Benefit Graduates and the Nation http://www.chronicle.com/article/Innovations-in-Cybersecurity-/239271 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 Colleges with programs that go beyond just teaching code may do more for the country than help students find jobs. By Paul Basken Harassment Vigilance http://www.chronicle.com/article/Harassment-Vigilance/239278 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 Scholarly societies and academic departments are becoming more vigilant about monitoring and preventing sexual harassment in their profession. By Robin Wilson The Scholars Who Study the Working Class http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Scholars-Who-Study-the/239280 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 Not everyone in academe is oblivious about what’s happening in middle America. By Katherine Mangan Cultural Divide http://www.chronicle.com/article/Cultural-Divide/239276 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 Some professors see the election as a sign that they should reach out to people who hold different views. Others are doubling down. By Katherine Mangan What Colleges and Associations Have Done to Combat Harassment http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-CollegesAssociations/239281 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 Recent actions by departments and scholarly groups show a new focus on what happens at social events. By Robin Wilson Title IX Due Process http://www.chronicle.com/article/Title-IX-Due-Process/239282 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 In what many see as a much-needed shift, colleges are paying more attention to the rights of the accused in sexual-assault cases. By Sarah Brown How One College Put Information Literacy Into Its Curriculum http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-Put/239293 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 A professor of library science at Purdue University talks about efforts there to bring information literacy into the classroom. By Shannon Najmabadi Commentary: Hope and Care Can Bridge the Divide http://www.chronicle.com/article/Commentary-HopeCare-Can/239279 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 A first-generation student from a small, conservative town explains how faculty members hold the key to reaching students like him. By Jonathan Tyler Baker ‘When You’re Starving, Everything Smells So Good’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-You-re-Starving/239287 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 A homeless student wondered why her college cafeteria didn’t take food stamps. Now she’s part of a nationwide effort to make that happen on more campuses. By Kelly Field