PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion http://www.chronicle.com/section/Opinion/40/ 2017-05-24T11:41:09-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Community Colleges Offer Lessons in Diversifying the Presidency http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/community-colleges-offer-lessons-in-diversifying-the-presidency/ 2017-05-22T13:25:35-04:00 It would be wise for the Aspen Institute to recognize and build upon diversity efforts at two-year colleges. The Intersectionality Wars http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Intersectionality-Wars/240095 2017-05-21T18:33:00-04:00 The term has gone viral. But what does it mean? By Tom Bartlett A University in Ruins http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-University-in-Ruins/240096 2017-05-21T18:31:00-04:00 The Islamic State is only the latest force to attack the University of Mosul. Can it be revived — again? By Matt Trevithick Weekly Book List, May 21, 2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-May-21-2017/240127 2017-05-21T18:30:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina Ayoub The ‘Borrower Defense’ Rule Takes Effect in July. Brace for It. http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Borrower-Defense-/240124 2017-05-21T18:30:00-04:00 The new regulation, which establishes complicated guidelines for the forgiveness of student loans, could prove costly to unwary colleges. By Anthony J. Guida Jr. Engineers Need the Liberal Arts, Too http://www.chronicle.com/article/Engineers-Need-the-Liberal/240125 2017-05-21T18:30:00-04:00 Our vitality in the arts and humanities contributes directly to our national innovation edge, even in the technical world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. By Kenneth Osgood Too Privileged to Protest? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Too-Privileged-to-Protest-/240097 2017-05-21T18:20:00-04:00 It is Amy Hungerford’s critique of the Yale fasters, not the fast itself, that is historically uninformed. 3 Reasons to Applaud Purdue’s Kaplan Deal http://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Reasons-to-Applaud/240111 2017-05-19T04:55:00-04:00 The acquisition of a for-profit-college chain by a storied land-grant university points to the future of American higher education. By Arthur Levine How Missouri Used Shared Governance to Preserve Free Speech on Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Missouri-Used-Shared/240099 2017-05-18T04:55:00-04:00 The university, torn by conflict, built trust and crafted a workable campus-speech policy by relying on openness and the combined wisdom of faculty and administrators. By Ben Trachtenberg Treating 'Menstrual Equity' as Significant Fuels Public Contempt for Academe http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/treating-menstrual-equity-as-significant-fuels-public-contempt-for-academe/ 2017-05-17T14:48:59-04:00 It provides evidence that colleges are infatuated with absurdities and far-removed from reality. Policing the Imagination http://www.chronicle.com/article/Policing-the-Imagination/240087 2017-05-17T04:55:00-04:00 Condemning “cultural appropriation” in all forms has dangerous consequences. By Madison Smartt Bell What Is Seth Abramson Trying to Tell Us? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Is-Seth-Abramson-Trying/240071 2017-05-15T16:47:00-04:00 An avant-garde academic poet permeates the Twittersphere by advancing anti-Trump theories. By Steve Kolowich Enforcement of Diversity Orthodoxy on Campuses Is Orwellian http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/enforcement-of-diversity-orthodoxy-on-campuses-is-orwellian/ 2017-05-15T12:01:35-04:00 Political correctness is sweeping our universities. Colleges Should Put Their Money Where Their Ideals Are http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Should-Put-Their/240056 2017-05-15T04:55:00-04:00 Why is it appropriate to use the dining halls to encourage sustainability and divestment from fossil fuels, but not the endowment? By Sandra Goldmark Richard Florida Explores the Underside of the ‘Creative Class’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Richard-Florida-Explores-the/240068 2017-05-14T18:32:00-04:00 The urbanist who urged struggling cities to lure artists, scientists, and technology workers confronts the pitfalls of that approach. By Jennifer Ruark When Humanists Undermine the Humanities http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Humanists-Undermine-the/240067 2017-05-14T18:31:00-04:00 In justifying their field, they turn to “critical thinking” and social-science criteria. By Eric Adler The Myth of the Muslim World http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Myth-of-the-Muslim-World/240069 2017-05-14T18:30:00-04:00 The 19th-century European project of constructing a monolithic “Muslim world” was bolstered by Muslim intellectuals themselves, a new book explains. By Asma Afsaruddin Weekly Book List, May 19, 2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-May-19-2017/240072 2017-05-14T18:10:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub New Jobs for Humans Displaced by Robots Could Take a Generation to Appear http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/new-jobs-for-humans-displaced-by-robots-could-take-a-generation-to-appear/ 2017-05-12T14:24:26-04:00 In the three industrial revolutions we have had since the 18th century, the process of creative destruction kicked in only after about 25 years. Faculty Senate at Wake Forest Explains Opposition to Koch-Funded Institute http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/faculty-senate-at-wake-forest-explains-opposition-to-koch-funded-institute/ 2017-05-12T13:37:05-04:00 Secret stipulations prevent the full faculty governance necessary to maintain public trust.