PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion http://www.chronicle.com/section/Opinion/40/ 2016-08-26T02:48:09-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education The Chomsky Puzzle: Piecing Together a Celebrity Scientist http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Chomsky-Puzzle-Piecing/237558 2016-08-25T04:55:00-04:00 Two new books try to take down the father of modern linguistics. Is this any way to treat an intellectual icon? By Tom Bartlett Why We Are Going to Duke http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-We-Are-Going-to-Duke/237540 2016-08-23T16:46:08-04:00 The president of Marist College defends his institution’s decision to play a basketball game in North Carolina, despite calls to boycott the state to protest its controversial "bathroom law." By David Yellen There Exist Proven Approaches to Non-Academic Student Support http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/there-exist-proven-approaches-to-non-academic-student-support/ 2016-08-23T15:06:45-04:00 Colleges and universities are implementing an array of innovative new programs that offer students guidance on navigating the higher-education landscape and help them develop the skills needed for success. The Insidious Imps of Writing http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Insidious-Imps-of-Writing/237514 2016-08-21T19:00:23-04:00 To outwit them, you've got to hypnotize yourself, shaking off the shackles of everyday routine. By Mark Edmundson Casting Into the Unknown http://www.chronicle.com/article/Casting-Into-the-Unknown/237515 2016-08-21T19:00:00-04:00 What can fly-fishing teach us about theoretical physics? More than you might guess. By Marcelo Gleiser Weekly Book List, August 26, 2016 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-August-26/237516 2016-08-21T18:34:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub How Schools of Social Work Can Improve Outcomes for Minorities http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/how-schools-of-social-work-can-improve-outcomes-for-minorities/ 2016-08-19T14:57:47-04:00 The problems in social-work programs are not limited to Smith College. To Improve Relations Among Diverse Students, Make Them Interact http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/to-improve-relations-among-diverse-students-make-them-interact/ 2016-08-18T12:27:54-04:00 Talking about diversity in the classroom is a good start, but it isn't likely to be enough. ‘Discovery’ Curriculum Pushes Students to Find What’s Next http://www.chronicle.com/article/Discovery-Curriculum/237489 2016-08-17T16:00:18-04:00 To raise the bar for undergraduate education, provide more opportunities for original research. By Arthur B. Ellis Maryland, Too, Has Viable Alternative to 'Free' College http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/maryland-too-has-viable-alternative-to-free-college/ 2016-08-17T12:14:49-04:00 The state's GAPP program uses a private-public partnership to reduce student-loan debt. Free College? The U.S. Should Look at State Models That Are Already Working http://www.chronicle.com/article/Free-College-The-US-Should/237467 2016-08-16T04:50:00-04:00 Although education will always have to be funded by someone, it remains the best investment any of us can make. By Nancy L. Zimpher A Front-Row Look at State-Sanctioned Terrorism http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Front-Row-Look-at/237448 2016-08-14T19:00:00-04:00 Journalism students studying abroad in Uruguay and Argentina witness the aftermath of an attack on freedom of the press. By Peter Laufer and Will Johnson Weekly Book List, August 19, 2016 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-August-19/237453 2016-08-14T18:56:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Peter Singer on Robots, Kidneys, and Changing Lives http://www.chronicle.com/article/Peter-Singer-on-Robots/237455 2016-08-14T18:00:00-04:00 The controversial philosopher discusses ethics, challenging students, and the importance of surfing.   By Tom Bartlett Who Needs Historians? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Who-Needs-Historians-/237415 2016-08-09T22:55:00-04:00 Historians can serve a useful political role — but at what cost? By Jeremy Adelman How Colleges Prepare (or Don’t Prepare) Their Leaders Is Holding Back Innovation http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Prepare-or/237368 2016-08-09T04:55:00-04:00 Eight lessons about why it is so problematic to find the next generation of leadership, and by extension, why innovation so often gets stuck on campuses. By Jeffrey J. Selingo Holding On to What Makes Us Human http://www.chronicle.com/article/Holding-On-to-What-Makes-Us/237381 2016-08-07T19:31:47-04:00 Defending the humanities in a skills-obsessed university. By L.D. Burnett What if Addiction Is Not a Disease? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-if-Addiction-Is-Not-a/237383 2016-08-07T19:30:47-04:00 A longstanding debate hampers progress in treatment, but a new research model holds promise. By David Schimke Weekly Book List, August 12, 2016 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-August-12/237382 2016-08-07T18:40:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub The Liberal Arts in the Real World http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Liberal-Arts-in-the-Real/237380 2016-08-05T13:00:00-04:00 A new curricular-diversity requirement at Hamilton College is a good thing, writes a student who will be subject to it. By Henry Shuldiner