PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-09-22T02:21:34-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education What You Need to Know About the Inspector General’s Audit of Western Governors U. http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/241263 2017-09-21T23:04:52-04:00 The audit’s recommendation that the university repay more than $700 million in student aid has grabbed all the attention. But it’s far from clear that that will ever happen. By Beckie Supiano Dust-Up Involving Conservative Student Sparks Political Uproar in Nebraska http://www.chronicle.com/article/Dust-Up-Involving-Conservative/241262 2017-09-21T20:08:48-04:00 Two instructors protested a student who promoted the right-wing group Turning Point USA. The backlash that ensued has left some professors feeling vulnerable. By Eric Kelderman What Can Campus Police Learn From Charlottesville? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Can-Campus-Police-Learn/241261 2017-09-21T17:56:05-04:00 Violence on and near the University of Virginia campus gripped the nation in August. A month later, campus police chiefs are looking to see what lessons can be gleaned from the events. By Sam Hoisington Western Governors U. Might Have to Repay $700 Million in Student Aid http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/western-governors-should-repay-700-million-education-dept-s-inspector-general-concludes/120235 2017-09-21T15:03:12-04:00 An audit by the Education Department’s inspector general found that too many courses did not feature “regular and substantive interaction between students and their instructors.” White Student at Cornell U. Charged in Attack on Black Classmate Apologizes http://www.chronicle.com/article/White-Student-at-Cornell-U/241257 2017-09-21T13:21:17-04:00 But he said he was sorry only for using “unacceptable and inappropriate” language. He denied physically assaulting anyone. By Katherine Mangan 2 More Speakers Drop From Yiannopoulos’s ‘Free Speech Week’ at Berkeley http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/2-more-speakers-drop-from-yiannopouloss-free-speech-week-at-berkeley/120224 2017-09-21T13:13:10-04:00 The event’s organizers say it will go on regardless, with its headliners intact, including Stephen K. Bannon. The university says it’s still awaiting confirmation on most of the speakers but is preparing for them anyway. Teaching Newsletter: Helping Students Persist, 9/21/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-Helping/241256 2017-09-21T12:07:00-04:00 Keeping students academically motivated helps them stay enrolled. But do professors see retention as part of their job? David Boren Will Retire as U. of Oklahoma’s President http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/david-boren-says-he-will-retire-as-u-of-oklahomas-president/120215 2017-09-20T18:47:17-04:00 His long presidency was noted for the university’s many improvements, as well as for his blunt response to an ugly racial incident in 2015. Napolitano Riffs on DeVos, Free Speech, and DACA http://www.chronicle.com/article/Napolitano-Riffs-on-DeVos/241251 2017-09-20T18:42:45-04:00 At lunch with reporters, the University of California system president said the new education secretary’s learning curve on higher ed is “quite vertical.” By Jack Stripling Laura Kipnis Says She Faced Another Title IX Investigation, This Time for Her Book http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/laura-kipnis-says-she-faced-another-title-ix-investigation-this-time-for-her-book/120210 2017-09-20T17:45:48-04:00 The Northwestern University professor had been investigated before, after a complaint was filed about an essay she wrote for The Chronicle, “Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe.” How Arab Countries Regulate Quality in Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Arab-Countries-Regulate/241248 2017-09-20T16:07:00-04:00 A survey found that after licenses are issued, government follow-up to check educational quality is usually weak or nonexistent. By Rasha Faek, for Al-Fanar Media Community-College Chief Will Step Down After Report Cites ‘Hostility, Intimidation, and Retaliation’ http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/community-college-chief-will-step-down-after-report-cites-hostility-intimidation-and-retaliation/120197 2017-09-20T14:28:52-04:00 Months after the release of a “blistering” report criticizing the leadership of Nashville State Community College, its president has announced plans to retire. Editorial Board of ‘Third World Quarterly’ Resigns http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/editorial-board-of-third-world-quarterly-resigns/120188 2017-09-20T13:03:44-04:00 A recent essay questioning the harmful effects of colonialism should never have been published, a letter of resignation says. How a College Aims to Breed Activists With Keen Eyes on Identity Politics http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-College-Aims-to-Breed/241241 2017-09-19T21:34:08-04:00 A new program at the City College of New York will teach activism with a nuanced approach to politics. By Nell Gluckman At Georgia Tech, Tensions Over How to Mark a Student’s Killing by the Police http://www.chronicle.com/article/At-Georgia-Tech-Tensions-Over/241240 2017-09-19T21:09:20-04:00 Scout Schultz, an LGBT student leader, was shot and killed by a campus police officer on Sunday. In video of the incident, the student is heard saying, “Shoot me.” By Sam Hoisington Purdue’s Purchase of Kaplan Gets Go-Ahead From Education Dept. http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/purdues-purchase-of-kaplan-gets-go-ahead-from-education-dept/120180 2017-09-19T18:46:14-04:00 The second of three regulatory hurdles is closer to being cleared, say the department and the university. After Faculty Outcry, UNC Will Allow Athletics Course to Be Taught Again http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/after-faculty-outcry-unc-will-allow-athletics-course-to-be-taught-again/120167 2017-09-19T14:16:08-04:00 The class, which covers the infamous Chapel Hill academic-fraud scandal, will be offered in the spring. A planned offering was canceled under ambiguous circumstances in the fall of 2016. Your Daily Briefing http://www.chronicle.com/article/Your-Daily-Briefing/238091 2017-09-19T04:55:00-04:00 We’ve started a new email, for individual subscribers only, that briefs readers on everything they need to know in higher ed to start the day. Here’s a sample. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz and Andy Thomason A Debate About White Supremacy and Medieval Studies Exposes Deep Rifts in the Field http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Debate-About-White-Supremacy/241234 2017-09-18T21:20:21-04:00 Medievalists have been wrestling with their field’s connection to white supremacists. Now, one of their own has sharply challenged their fears, revealing a struggle to define the discipline’s future. By Nell Gluckman Milo Yiannopoulos and Student Group Say Berkeley Is Trying to Derail ‘Free Speech Week’ http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/milo-yiannopoulos-and-student-group-say-berkeley-is-trying-to-derail-free-speech-week/120140 2017-09-18T15:06:28-04:00 Mr. Yiannopoulos said the event would go on despite what he called the university’s efforts to disrupt it. A spokesman said the institution would continue to work with the group.