PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion http://www.chronicle.com/section/Opinion/40/ 2018-05-27T08:03:14-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education In Scholarly Debates on #MeToo, Survivor Support Should Take Precedence http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/in-scholarly-debates-on-metoo-survivor-support-should-take-precedence/ 2018-05-25T13:24:53-04:00 In an effort to protect Junot Díaz, the signatories of a previous open letter imply that those who currently hold far less power than Díaz should not speak up. Despite Failed Chancellor Search, a Very Good Year at UMass Boston http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/despite-failed-chancellor-search-a-very-good-year-at-umass-boston/ 2018-05-25T12:41:50-04:00 What’s Wrong With Being From the South? Just Ask an Academic in the North http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-Wrong-With-Being-From/243510 2018-05-25T12:02:46-04:00 The stereotype of the Southerner — the rube, the redneck, the bigot — pervades elite colleges and hinders the important work of bridging a growing cultural divide. By Adam Kirk Edgerton Distribution Requirements Are Vital to a Quality College Education http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/distribution-requirements-are-vital-to-a-college-education/ 2018-05-22T11:19:41-04:00 The very fact that many jobs of the future will be automated is exactly why we need such courses. Design Thinking Is a Boondoggle http://www.chronicle.com/article/Design-Thinking-Is-a/243472 2018-05-21T17:00:00-04:00 Its adherents think it will save higher ed. They’re delusional. By Lee Vinsel Why Legalizing Sports Betting Is Good for the NCAA http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Legalizing-Sports-Betting/243478 2018-05-21T16:51:37-04:00 The recent Supreme Court decision will most likely lead to more fans, more viewers, and more money. By John Wolohan The University Is Not an Aristocracy http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-University-Is-Not-an/243465 2018-05-20T18:30:00-04:00 So why do we value selectivity over social mobility? By Nathan Schneider True Confessions of a Reluctant Administrator http://www.chronicle.com/article/True-Confessions-of-a/243438 2018-05-20T18:30:00-04:00 Departmental service sounded like a nightmare. But I could avoid it for only so long. By Thomas Cogswell It’s Time to End College Majors as We Know Them http://www.chronicle.com/article/It-s-Time-to-End-College/243448 2018-05-20T18:30:00-04:00 The taxonomy of academic majors that broadened significantly over the past hundred years can no longer keep pace with the churn of knowledge needed to compete in nearly every profession. By Jeffrey J. Selingo Weekly Book List, May 25, 2018 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-May-25-2018/243462 2018-05-20T18:25:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Cost-Cutting Plan at Catholic U. Less Dire Than Portrayed http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/cost-cutting-plan-at-catholic-u-less-dire-than-portrayed/ 2018-05-18T16:46:07-04:00 Provost says the proposal translates into a limited reduction in faculty, to come nearly entirely from an early-retirement incentive, normal departures, and nonrenewal of contracts. Enough With the Crisis Talk! http://www.chronicle.com/article/Enough-With-the-Crisis-Talk-/243423 2018-05-16T13:00:00-04:00 To salvage the university, explain why it’s worth saving. By Lisi Schoenbach Yes, STEM Should Integrate Humanities, but Reverse Is Also True http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/yes-stem-should-integrate-humanities-but-reverse-is-also-true/ 2018-05-16T12:36:47-04:00 The reality is most of society’s problems involve both a technical and human component. Media Has Treated Junot Díaz Fairly http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/media-has-treated-junot-diaz-fairly/ 2018-05-16T11:58:57-04:00 Hopefully the signers of an open letter disputing that assessment recognize how women of color have been traditionally disbelieved or dismissed when they speak of their abuse at the hands of the powerful. Key Lesson From Michigan State Is That Campus Culture Matters http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/key-lesson-from-michigan-state-is-that-campus-culture-matters/ 2018-05-16T11:21:44-04:00 But the culture is not created only through words; it also requires visible actions. How George Mason Will Take the Controversy Out of Its Gift Agreements http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-George-Mason-Will-Take-the/243414 2018-05-15T11:47:31-04:00 The university’s president says he’ll make transparency the norm when George Mason accepts money from private donors, including controversial ones like the Charles Koch Foundation. By Ángel Cabrera Open Letter Against Media Treatment of Junot Díaz http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/open-letter-against-media-treatment-of-junot-diaz/ 2018-05-14T10:32:40-04:00 The issue is not whether or not one believes Díaz, or his accusers, but whether one approves the use of media to violently make a spectacle out of a single person. The Erotic Professor http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Erotic-Professor/243401 2018-05-13T18:30:00-04:00 Money and the murky boundary of teaching and sex. By Corey Robin Why I Escaped the ‘Intellectual Dark Web’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-I-Escaped-the/243399 2018-05-11T12:49:47-04:00 Pissing off progressives isn’t intellectual progress. By Alice Dreger All College Giving Should Be Held to the Same Standard http://www.chronicle.com/article/All-College-Giving-Should-Be/243388 2018-05-10T14:05:32-04:00 A representative of the Charles Koch Foundation says its philanthropy to colleges is being unfairly maligned. By John Hardin