PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion http://www.chronicle.com/section/Opinion/40/ 2017-12-17T18:04:06-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education What Happened to Due Process? http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/what-happened-to-due-process/ 2017-12-17T17:02:44-05:00 Does anyone care that untested and unproved allegations result in punishment and the destruction of reputations? There Is No Moral Relativity in Sexual Harassment http://www.chronicle.com/article/There-Is-No-Moral-Relativity/242067 2017-12-15T14:24:45-05:00 Even a timid proposition from a mentor, when rejection is immediately accepted, can cause overwhelming professional damage to a vulnerable student. By Ani Kokobobo A Short, Dire Stint as the President’s Wife http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Short-Dire-Stint-as-the/242064 2017-12-15T12:00:00-05:00 Alcoholism cost my husband his job. Jane Austen helped me keep perspective. By Maria Frawley Real Causes of 'Toxic Masculinity' Are Sexism and Homophobia http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/real-causes-of-toxic-masculinity-are-sexism-and-homophobia/ 2017-12-15T11:41:19-05:00 Article makes it sound like fraternities or lack of male role models are to blame. How Colleges Silence Eccentrics http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Colleges-Silence/242037 2017-12-12T15:00:00-05:00 Speech codes impose impossible behavioral standards on people with personality quirks or mental “disorders.” By Geoffrey Miller The Futile Search for Role Models http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Futile-Search-for-Role/242021 2017-12-10T18:30:00-05:00 Maybe it’s time for the unsung heroes of everyday life to be our models — the ones who do what’s right simply because it’s the right thing to do. By Michael Kimmel Weekly Book List, December 15, 2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-December-15/242020 2017-12-10T17:59:00-05:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Can Sexual Predators Be Good Scholars? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-Sexual-Predators-Be-Good/242002 2017-12-07T14:00:00-05:00 Making sense of the relationship between bad men and bad ideas. By Becca Rothfeld I Spoke Up Against My Harasser — and Paid a Steep Price http://www.chronicle.com/article/I-Spoke-Up-Against-My-Harasser/241991 2017-12-06T14:43:45-05:00 Professional isolation and stress-induced illness during a protracted investigation leave a survivor to wonder: Would keeping quiet have been the wiser choice? By Stephanie Singer Dirty Old Men on the Faculty http://www.chronicle.com/article/Dirty-Old-Men-on-the-Faculty/241989 2017-12-06T12:20:37-05:00 Have we reached a tipping point in awareness? Will sexual harassment on campus finally get the condemnation it deserves? By Sheila McMillen Stop the Generational Moralizing About Free Speech http://www.chronicle.com/article/Stop-the-Generational/241969 2017-12-04T12:55:00-05:00 The case for free speech must be made with appropriate sensitivity to the perspective of its critics. By Leon Botstein Don’t Insult Your Class by Banning Laptops http://www.chronicle.com/article/Don-t-Insult-Your-Class-by/241972 2017-12-04T12:36:35-05:00 It turns out that with the right app, social-media devices in the classroom help students learn — especially when the subject is sex. By Matthew Numer The Vital Role of Scholarship in Public Discourse http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Vital-Role-of-Scholarship/241956 2017-12-03T18:30:00-05:00 Academe today is far too reticent to weigh in on matters of public policy. But if not now, when? By Christopher Z. Mooney College and the End of Upward Mobility http://www.chronicle.com/article/Collegethe-End-of-Upward/241916 2017-12-03T18:30:00-05:00 Higher education has widened the gap between the wealthy and the rest. By Richard V. Reeves Higher Ed’s Dysfunctional Devotion to Meritocracy http://www.chronicle.com/article/Higher-Ed-s-Dysfunctional/241917 2017-12-03T18:30:00-05:00 Social and economic chasms in our country are growing wider, and higher education is part of the problem. By Wilfred M. McClay Confessions of an Admissions Officer http://www.chronicle.com/article/Confessions-of-an-Admissions/241919 2017-12-03T18:30:00-05:00 The process can make a fool or liar out of anyone. By Jason England What I Know About My Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-I-Know-About-My-Students/241920 2017-12-03T18:30:00-05:00 My classrooms are filled with farm kids and military vets. They know how to work hard, care about a job well done, and view education as a privilege. By Rachel Toor Weekly Book List, December 8, 2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-December-8/241958 2017-12-03T18:06:00-05:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Digital Life in the Slow Lane http://www.chronicle.com/article/Digital-Life-in-the-Slow-Lane/241965 2017-12-03T17:34:00-05:00 On December 14, the online academic experience is likely to start changing for the worse. Joseph South and Eden Dahlstrom Tax Reform That Students, Colleges, and Our Country Can’t Afford http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tax-Reform-That-Students/241935 2017-11-30T14:19:17-05:00 Legislation on the fast track in Congress would have damaging consequences by discouraging private philanthropy, ramping up taxes on students, and undermining university research and innovation. By Margaret Spellings