PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | People http://www.chronicle.com/section/People/36/ 2018-03-20T09:42:54-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education A Wall St. Titan’s Foray Into Philosophy http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Wall-St-Titan-s-Foray/242846 2018-03-18T18:30:00-04:00 Bill Miller explains why he gave $75 million to the philosophy department at the Johns Hopkins University. By David Wescott Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (3/23/2018) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/242845 2018-03-18T18:20:12-04:00 Maud S. Mandel will leave Brown University to lead Williams College; the University of Maryland at College Park appointed its first female director of athletics bands. A Former Neo-Nazi Lays Bare the Campus Strategy of White Supremacists http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Former-Neo-Nazi-Lays-Bare/242791 2018-03-11T18:30:00-04:00 Christian Picciolini spent eight years as a skinhead, then he did an about-face. Now he has ideas for colleges confronting racist speakers and extremist recruiters on their campuses. By Goldie Blumenstyk Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (3/16/2018) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/242781 2018-03-11T18:20:00-04:00 Devinder Malhotra has been named permanent chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities; Sarah Willie-LeBreton will be provost of Swarthmore College. Compiled by Ruth Hammond and M.J. Prest Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (3/9/2018) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/242730 2018-03-04T18:25:00-05:00 David R. Harris will lead Union College, in New York; a University of California center names its inaugural class of free-speech fellows. Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (3/2/2018) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/242620 2018-02-25T18:25:00-05:00 Susan D. Looney was named the next president of Reading Area Community College; Sudha N. Setty will be law dean at Western New England University. Compiled by Ruth Hammond His Video on Black Men's Frustrations Went Viral. Now He’s Getting a Ph.D. http://www.chronicle.com/article/His-Video-on-Black-Mens/242562 2018-02-18T18:30:00-05:00 As an undergraduate, Sy Stokes shared his insights in spoken word. Now he sees "different avenues for disrupting the system." By Eric Hoover An Organizational Guide for the Harried Dean http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Organizational-Guide-for/242575 2018-02-18T18:30:00-05:00 An arts-and-sciences dean and his co-author look at various approaches deans can take to organize their colleges and ward off crises. By Peter Monaghan Selected New Books on Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/242576 2018-02-18T18:30:00-05:00 The latest topics include how changing demographics will affect college enrollment and how to teach writing to working-class students. Compiled by Ruth Hammond and Brianna A. Tucker What I’m Reading: ‘What’s College Good For?’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-I-m-Reading-/242574 2018-02-18T18:30:00-05:00 After an economics professor poses the question, an English professor is driven to respond. By Kimberly M. Vanderlaan Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/23/2018) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/242570 2018-02-18T06:25:00-05:00 C. Mauli Agrawal will lead the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and Sheryl Kubiak will be dean of social work at Wayne State University. Compiled by Brianna A. Tucker and Ruth Hammond She Wrote a Farewell Letter to Colleagues. Then 80,000 People Read It. http://www.chronicle.com/article/She-Wrote-a-Farewell-Letter-to/242564 2018-02-15T20:17:11-05:00 Erin Bartram reflects on her overnight transformation from spurned scholar to prophet of the academic jobless.  By Sarah Brown How to Identify and Invest in High-Achieving, Low-Income Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-IdentifyInvest-in/242482 2018-02-11T18:30:00-05:00 “There is an abundance of talent in every community in every ZIP code in this country,” says Daniel Porterfield, president of Franklin & Marshall College. If you can’t find it, try harder. By Lee Gardner Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/16/2018) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/242506 2018-02-11T18:28:00-05:00 Miles K. Davis, Shenandoah University’s business dean, will lead Linfield College, and Karen L. Abrams will be dean of Duke Law School. Compiled by Brianna A. Tucker What’s Wrong With Writing Centers http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-Wrong-With-Writing/242414 2018-02-05T10:30:00-05:00 They are set up to help privileged students, and that’s not who comes, or needs them, argues Temple University’s Lori Salem, a maverick writing-center director. By Rose Jacobs Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/9/2018) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/242423 2018-02-04T18:50:00-05:00 Harlan M. Sands will become president of Cleveland State University, and Dorothy Browne was named provost and vice president for academic affairs and student affairs at Bennett College. Compiled by Brianna A. Tucker An Economist Argues That Our Education System Is Largely Useless http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Economist-Argues-That-Our/242348 2018-01-29T10:30:00-05:00 School and college, boring as they are, do little to make us smarter or more prepared for work, says Bryan Caplan, who proposes a profound change. By Scott Carlson Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/2/2018) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/242353 2018-01-28T18:35:00-05:00 Jacqueline Screws will become president of Chattahoochee Valley Community College, and Elizabeth Kiss was named warden and chief executive of the Rhodes Trust at the University of Oxford. Compiled by Brianna A. Tucker and Ruth Hammond Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (1/26/2018) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/242268 2018-01-21T18:35:00-05:00 Katie Leonard will become president of Johnson College, and Thomas A. Owens was named president of Duke University Hospital. Compiled by Brianna A. Tucker After Seven Suicides, a Professor Unearths Stories of Where People Find Resilience http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Seven-Suicides-a/242277 2018-01-21T18:30:00-05:00 Daniel Jackson, a computer scientist, photographed and interviewed people at MIT to share how they have coped with competitive academics, personal loss, and suicidal feelings. By Chris Quintana