PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion http://www.chronicle.com/section/Opinion/40/ 2018-07-22T14:00:07-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education U. of Wyoming's Efforts to Expand Definition of 'Cowboy' Is Laudable http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/u-of-wyomings-efforts-to-expand-definition-of-cowboy-is-laudable/ 2018-07-12T16:41:57-04:00 Cowboy culture's one-time small tent is today much larger, and efforts to push the envelope even further are welcome. A Dangerous Precedent: Court’s Ruling at Marquette http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Dangerous-Precedent-/243909 2018-07-12T14:10:53-04:00 By disregarding the findings of the university’s faculty-hearing committee, the Wisconsin Supreme Court dealt a blow to shared governance. By Michelle Mynlieff, Sumana Chattopadhyay, and Bruce Boyden False Dichotomies Do Not Help Us Understand STEM http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/false-dichotomies-do-not-help-us-understand-stem/ 2018-07-12T13:34:04-04:00 A recent essay helps us move past staid understandings of science and humanities, yet erects new barriers in doing so, writes Kate Queeney. Now More Than Ever, We Need Diversity in Admissions http://www.chronicle.com/article/Now-More-Than-Ever-We-Need/243897 2018-07-11T13:58:40-04:00 For 40 years, the Supreme Court has recognized diversity as a viable factor in college admissions. Trump is moving to undermine that consensus. By Mark G. Yudof and Rachel F. Moran At Least Fake Job Offer Didn't Waste People's Time http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/at-least-fake-job-offer-didnt-waste-peoples-time/ 2018-07-11T11:54:43-04:00 Would it have been better for the professor to interview for an outside job he had no intention of taking in order to get a raise from his current university? George Mason's Gift-Acceptance Committee Does Not Operate in Secrecy http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/george-mason-u-s-gift-acceptance-committee-does-not-operate-in-secrecy/ 2018-07-10T16:56:51-04:00 The institution's relationship with the Charles Koch Foundation is just like its relationship with other foundations. In Defense of Not Publishing http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/in-defense-of-not-publishing/ 2018-07-10T16:14:55-04:00 Academe's productivity problem is its obsession with publishable research, writes Victoria Rowe Holbrook. Decision to Reprint Professor’s Entire Letter Was a Poor One http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/decision-to-reprint-professors-entire-letter-was-a-poor-one/ 2018-07-10T16:08:13-04:00 Article would have been sufficiently accurate and informative through judicious use of relevant quoted material. Our Best and Brightest Bankers http://www.chronicle.com/article/Our-BestBrightest-Bankers/243874 2018-07-09T14:42:44-04:00 What Drew Faust’s new gig at Goldman Sachs says about the priorities of students on America’s elite campuses. By Jonathan Zimmerman Higher Ed’s Real Productivity Problem http://www.chronicle.com/article/Higher-Ed-s-Real/243867 2018-07-08T19:29:00-04:00 Scholars have absorbed administrators’ obsession with measuring and ranking, and it’s keeping us from taking intellectual risks. By Mitchell Aboulafia All Things Ill-Considered: NPR’s Sexist Blunder http://www.chronicle.com/article/All-Things-Ill-Considered-/243865 2018-07-08T18:10:00-04:00 A public-radio segment on a book by two scholars omits any mention of the female co-author. Oops. By Silke-Maria Weineck The Self-Helpification of Academe http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Self-Helpification-of/243861 2018-07-08T18:00:00-04:00 How feel-good nostrums cover up the university’s cruelty. By Beth Blum A TA Who Has the Power of a Faculty Member Is Not Merely a Student http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/a-ta-who-has-the-power-of-faculty-member-is-not-merely-a-student/ 2018-07-06T13:54:35-04:00 Marquette University's decision to discipline a professor who criticized a teaching assistant is reprehensible. What the Humanities Are For http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/what-the-humanities-are-for/ 2018-07-06T13:50:51-04:00 "Liberal education is not only for the academic elite," writes Janet A. Dougherty. One College Is Doing a Lot to Solve Mass-Incarceration Problem http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/one-college-is-doing-a-lot-to-solve-mass-incarceration-problem/ 2018-07-06T13:16:48-04:00 The Prisoner Reentry Institute at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice focuses on reentry issues and provide access to higher education to people involved in the criminal-justice system. How Concerns About ‘Undermatching’ Perpetuate Higher Ed’s Caste System http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Concerns-About/243843 2018-07-05T11:07:49-04:00 The idea that high-achieving, low-income students would be better off attending elite universities does a disservice to the colleges that educate most of the nation’s disadvantaged students. By Patricia McGuire Deep Thought Shouldn’t Have to Be a Luxury Good http://www.chronicle.com/article/Deep-Thought-Shouldn-t-Have/243813 2018-07-02T12:35:57-04:00 A recent memoir demonstrates how even the most talented students can be undone by financial stress. By Eric Johnson The ‘Two Cultures’ Fallacy http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Two-Cultures-Fallacy/243770 2018-07-01T18:30:02-04:00 Stop pitting science and the humanities against each other. By Jennifer Summit and Blakey Vermeule In Lieu of Executions, Graduations http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Lieu-of-Executions/243771 2018-07-01T18:30:00-04:00 The inside story of education on the inside. By John J. Lennon The Right Way to Nudge Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Right-Way-to-Nudge/243796 2018-07-01T18:30:00-04:00 Interventions are effective only if the data being used tell the whole story. By Colleen M. Carmean and Jill Frankfort