PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion http://www.chronicle.com/section/Opinion/40/ 2016-09-27T11:50:32-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Why Ed-Tech Software Patents Could Harm Innovation http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Ed-Tech-Software-Patents/237907 2016-09-27T04:49:08-04:00 The arcane details, as it turns out, pose a serious risk to colleges, in complex ways. By Michael Feldstein Essay on Extra Exam Time Perpetuates Ableist Privilege http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/essay-on-extra-exam-time-perpetuates-ableist-privilege/ 2016-09-26T10:22:31-04:00 Social justice means that in order for a disadvantaged group to become equal, those in power must relinquish their privilege. Why All Humanists Should Go to Prison http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-All-Humanists-Should-Go-to/237878 2016-09-25T18:30:47-04:00 Academics could learn a lot from volunteering in a penal institution — about teaching, technology, and the value of a liberal-arts education. By Alex Tipei Outdated Immigration Laws: Bad for Students, Worse for Local Economies http://www.chronicle.com/article/Outdated-Immigration-Laws-/237879 2016-09-25T18:30:47-04:00 The energy and innovation that colleges have used to recruit international students is needed to advance immigration-reform efforts that would allow the United States to hold on to this talent after graduation. By Giovanni Peri and Sara McElmurry Obama’s Betrayal of HBCUs http://www.chronicle.com/article/Obama-s-Betrayal-of-HBCUs/237853 2016-09-25T18:30:32-04:00 After Obama, historically black colleges are at greater risk. By Eddie S. Glaude Jr. Making History http://www.chronicle.com/article/Making-History/237855 2016-09-25T18:30:32-04:00 The first black Ivy League president reflects on the first black U.S. president. By Ruth J. Simmons Free Public College: Utopian No More http://www.chronicle.com/article/Free-Public-College-Utopian/237854 2016-09-25T18:30:32-04:00 Free public higher education is no longer a laughable idea. #ThanksObama By Angus Johnston Meritocracy in Obama’s Gilded Age http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meritocracy-in-Obama-s/237857 2016-09-25T18:30:32-04:00 Meritocracy and the modern university. By Aziz Rana Did Obama’s Blackness Matter? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Did-Obama-s-Blackness/237856 2016-09-25T18:30:32-04:00 How race affected nearly everything the president touched. By Tom Bartlett Dinners With the President http://www.chronicle.com/article/Dinners-With-the-President/237861 2016-09-25T18:30:32-04:00 Watching history unfold over salad. By David M. Kennedy How Obama Sees America http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Obama-Sees-America/237858 2016-09-25T18:30:32-04:00 Democracy, he reminds us, is a work in progress. By James T. Kloppenberg The Intellectual as President http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Intellectual-as-President/237860 2016-09-25T18:30:32-04:00 Did it matter that Obama was one of us? By Kevin Mattson Obama's Imprint on Higher Ed: Responses http://www.chronicle.com/article/Obamas-Imprint-on-Higher-Ed-/237851 2016-09-25T18:30:32-04:00 Danielle Allen, Janet Halley, Raynard S. Kington, Anthony P. Carnevale, Marta Tienda, and Jamie Merisotis respond to Michael S. Roth.  Hope Hangover http://www.chronicle.com/article/Hope-Hangover/237862 2016-09-25T18:30:32-04:00 It’s time for a more realistic idealism. By Samuel Moyn The First Feminist President http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-First-Feminist-President/237859 2016-09-25T18:30:32-04:00 Appreciating an overlooked legacy. By Crystal Feimster Barack Obama’s Imprint on Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Barack-Obama-s-Imprint-on-/237849 2016-09-25T18:30:00-04:00 Gains in college attainment have been modest over the past eight years. Did the 44th president fail to deliver? By Michael S. Roth The Obama Issue http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/The-Obama-Issue/56 2016-09-25T18:30:00-04:00 In this special issue of The Chronicle Review, we turn our attention to the accomplishments and disappointments of the past eight years. See the whole issue here. Weekly Book List, September 30, 2016 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-September/237888 2016-09-25T16:27:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Missouri’s Public-Health Enemy No. 1: a Gun in Every Pocket http://www.chronicle.com/article/Missouri-s-Public-Health/237883 2016-09-23T04:55:00-04:00 How can an educator reassure her worried students when irresponsible legislators have granted a universal right to carry firearms, no training required? By Lise J. Saffran A Prominent Scholar-Activist Trades Law for the Seminary http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Prominent-Scholar-Activist/237869 2016-09-22T04:55:00-04:00 The New Jim Crow's author, Michelle Alexander, seeks a platform to effect wider cultural change. By Alexander C. Kafka