PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion http://www.chronicle.com/section/Opinion/40/ 2017-02-22T06:01:32-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Article on Title IX Repeated Common Misconceptions http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/article-on-title-ix-repeated-common-misconceptions/ 2017-02-21T15:25:25-05:00 For one, the "Dear Colleague" letter was not the first from the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights to give detailed directions meant for all colleges. How Colleges Lost Billions to Hedge Funds in 2016 http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Lost-Billions-to/239245 2017-02-20T04:55:00-05:00 The disastrous endowment performance was widespread, but it left a handful of elite institutions with most of their wealth intact. By Charlie Eaton An Economic Prophet for Our Time http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Economic-Prophet-for-Our/239211 2017-02-19T18:45:00-05:00 Karl Polanyi knew the market couldn’t solve all ills. History is proving him correct. By Patrick Iber Lessons in Perspective http://www.chronicle.com/article/Lessons-in-Perspective/239212 2017-02-19T18:39:00-05:00 Some you learn over weeks, others you learn over decades. By Michael Bérubé History in a Time of Crisis http://www.chronicle.com/article/History-in-a-Time-of-Crisis/239208 2017-02-19T18:30:30-05:00 To counter autocracy, question inevitability and practice empathy. By Paul A. Kramer How a New Field Could Help Save the Humanities http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-New-Field-Could-Help/239209 2017-02-19T18:30:30-05:00 A cohesive history of the humanities would complement the history of science. By Rens Bod Comics Studies Comes of Age http://www.chronicle.com/article/Comics-Studies-Comes-of-Age/239213 2017-02-19T18:30:30-05:00 But is the existence of a canon calcifying the field? By Lee Konstantinou Against Relevance http://www.chronicle.com/article/Against-Relevance/239207 2017-02-19T18:30:00-05:00 When educators desperately pursue it, what are we lionizing? By Matthew Braswell Colleges Can Help Students Move Up. Let’s Make It Easier. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Can-Help-Students/239236 2017-02-19T18:30:00-05:00 With the support of state and federal policy makers, more institutions can push more low-income students into the middle class. By James Kvaal The Hazards and Opportunities Presented by Title IX http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-HazardsOpportunities/239234 2017-02-19T18:30:00-05:00 Wise college leaders will seize the chance to publicize their successful Title IX compliance — attracting more students who want to feel and be safe. By Peter Lake Weekly Book List, February 24, 2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-February-24/239241 2017-02-19T18:14:00-05:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub For Many Students, College Is Not a Good Investment http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/for-many-students-college-is-not-a-good-investment/ 2017-02-16T19:07:29-05:00 Comparing high-school graduates to college graduates is like comparing apples to oranges. How Not to Fight Islamophobia http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Not-to-Fight-Islamophobia/239205 2017-02-16T04:55:00-05:00 Where was the outrage when spying on mosques became commonplace, or when it became legal for the president to assassinate anyone he deemed an "imminent threat"? By Nazia Kazi Not All Court Rulings Consistent With 'Dear Colleague Letter' http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/not-all-court-rulings-consistent-with-dear-colleague-letter/ 2017-02-15T16:54:15-05:00 Prior to 2011, the clear-and-convincing standard was widely used by colleges without any objection from the Office for Civil Rights. Social Scientists Have Researched the Far Right for Decades http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/social-scientists-have-researched-the-far-right-for-decades/ 2017-02-15T15:47:55-05:00 While a new center to study extremism is welcomed, we shouldn't forget the existing body of scholarship on the subject. Embracing Governance — and Efficiency http://www.chronicle.com/article/Embracing-Governance-and/239169 2017-02-12T18:31:30-05:00 Not all faculty committees are created equal. But there are ways to make bad ones better, and to reward the efforts of the good ones. By David D. Perlmutter Trustees: Pay Attention to the Mission Statement http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trustees-Pay-Attention-to-the/239163 2017-02-12T18:30:11-05:00 On a college’s governing board, familiarity with that document, and sometimes a willingness to rewrite it, is crucial. By Clara M. Lovett Weekly Book List, February 17, 2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-February-17/239181 2017-02-12T16:46:00-05:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub The Shaky Science of Microaggression http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Shaky-Science-of/239150 2017-02-12T06:26:24-05:00 An Emory psychologist says the idea’s influence has outstripped the theory it’s based on. By Tom Bartlett College Is Too Late to Teach Free Speech http://www.chronicle.com/article/College-Is-Too-Late-to-Teach/239147 2017-02-12T06:23:24-05:00 First Amendment values should be fostered in K-12. By Catherine J. Ross