PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion http://www.chronicle.com/section/Opinion/40/ 2017-07-20T20:44:35-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Climate Scientists Should Embrace Public Debate http://www.chronicle.com/article/Climate-Scientists-Should/240710 2017-07-20T14:47:56-04:00 Ducking the skeptics only increases the credibility of outlandish views and fuels conspiracy theories. By Christopher J. Ferguson Author's Claim That Calhoun Was Major Inspiration for Nobel-Winning Libertarian Is Absurd http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/authors-claim-that-calhoun-was-major-inspiration-for-nobel-winning-libertarian-is-absurd/ 2017-07-20T14:03:56-04:00 For one, Buchanan never mentions Calhoun in any of his vast writings. Critique of QS University Rankings Methodology Was Inaccurate and Defamatory http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/critique-of-qs-university-rankings-methodology-was-inaccurate-and-defamatory/ 2017-07-20T13:26:44-04:00 There are no legitimate grounds whatsoever for encouraging academics to boycott the surveys. Nancy MacLean Responds to Her Critics http://www.chronicle.com/article/Nancy-MacLean-Responds-to-Her/240699 2017-07-19T18:19:34-04:00 “Such rhetorical bullying would be laughable if it weren’t part of a pattern on the right,” says the Duke professor of history and public policy. By Marc Parry A New History of the Right Has Become an Intellectual Flashpoint http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-New-History-of-the-Right-Has/240700 2017-07-19T17:25:41-04:00 On the controversy surrounding the Duke historian Nancy MacLean’s Democracy in Chains. By Marc Parry Why Most Republicans Don’t Like Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Most-Republicans-Don-t/240691 2017-07-19T13:38:32-04:00 College leaders must balance academic freedom and student safety. But to some critics, colleges seem to favor stifling speech and protecting students from controversial ideas. By Terry W. Hartle Harvard’s Long History of Going Too Far http://www.chronicle.com/article/Harvard-s-Long-History-of/240678 2017-07-18T13:40:18-04:00 The proposal to ban final clubs would be illogical, illiberal — and totally in character. By Ted Gup Black Colleges, Teetering on the Brink, Must Chart a New Path http://www.chronicle.com/article/Black-Colleges-Teetering-on/240677 2017-07-18T13:17:07-04:00 State disinvestment, mismanagement, and scandal have jeopardized their future. But they are indispensable to our nation’s potential. By Richard D. Legon and Alvin J. Schexnider 'Great Colleges' Survey Should Weigh Attitudes on Sexual and Religious Diversity http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/great-colleges-survey-should-weigh-attitudes-on-sexual-and-religious-diversity/ 2017-07-18T13:16:07-04:00 Institutions eligible to be highly rated should be restricted to those that truly welcome and celebrate people of all backgrounds. Colleges Are Not in Opposition to America's Best Principles http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/colleges-are-not-in-opposition-to-americas-best-principles/ 2017-07-18T12:27:26-04:00 For someone concerned we are trivializing the curriculum, shouldn’t Wood think class discussion would be better spent on facts than fantastical conjecture? Essay Blaming Colleges for Republican Disapproval Is Dishonest http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/essay-blaming-colleges-for-republican-disapproval-is-dishonest/ 2017-07-17T16:00:13-04:00 Peter Wood exacerbate the myth that virtually all students and faculty are burning the midnight oil to muffle the opinions of conservatives. Essay on Ethics in Admissions Lacked Any Supporting Evidence http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/essay-on-ethics-in-admissions-lacked-any-supporting-evidence/ 2017-07-17T15:22:35-04:00 These kinds of totally unsupported speculations made by academics are just fuel to the fire to the increasing number of people who are questioning the value of institutions of higher education and the college experience. In Article About Libraries, Where Were the Women? http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/where-were-women-in-library-article/ 2017-07-17T15:01:19-04:00 Of the six people named, five of them were men. You Can Take a Bold Sabbatical http://www.chronicle.com/article/You-Can-Take-a-Bold-Sabbatical/240625 2017-07-17T00:01:00-04:00 Sure, you could stay home to work on the book, but this is no time to be timid. By Kevin O. Sauter Grad School Is Hard on Mental Health. Here’s an Antidote. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Grad-School-Is-Hard-on-Mental/240626 2017-07-17T00:01:00-04:00 Science-communication training can give researchers perspective on their work and gird them against impostor syndrome. By Ardon Shorr Now You’re in Charge. Right? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Now-You-re-in-Charge-Right-/240628 2017-07-17T00:01:00-04:00 Warning: You may be surprised by the realities of an administrative position. By Allison M. Vaillancourt Choosing Status Over Love http://www.chronicle.com/article/Choosing-Status-Over-Love/240658 2017-07-16T18:33:00-04:00 We all want to be popular, and for good reason. A lot rides on it. By Donna Freitas Yes, the Trump Budget Would Hurt Students — but It Could Be Worse http://www.chronicle.com/article/Yes-the-Trump-Budget-Would/240657 2017-07-16T18:31:00-04:00 Proposed cuts in the Education Department’s budget represent both a lost opportunity to strengthen student financial-aid programs and a diversion of funds to questionable priorities. By Sandy Baum Weekly Book List, July 21, 2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-July-21/240659 2017-07-16T18:07:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Let’s Train ‘Extension Agents’ for the 21st Century http://www.chronicle.com/article/Let-s-Train-Extension/240664 2017-07-14T14:15:18-04:00 As the government scales back its engagement with problems of the real world, institutions of higher education must fill the gap. By Margee Ensign