PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | People http://www.chronicle.com/section/People/36/ 2018-07-22T14:05:00-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Transitions: U. of Minnesota President Will Step Down Next Year, Kentucky Community and Technical College System Selects New Leader http://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-U-of-Minnesota/243969 2018-07-19T17:30:00-04:00 Kristin Williams will become chancellor of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. Eric Kaler will step down after eight years of leading University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Compiled by Julia Piper What I'm Reading: ‘Robot-Proof’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Im-Reading-/243930 2018-07-15T18:30:00-04:00 As robots take over so many jobs, a business dean says, colleges should make sure they are teaching students the creative skills that are best practiced by humans, By Stefanie Lenway How to Treat a Dissertation Like a Start-Up http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Treat-a-Dissertation/243925 2018-07-15T18:30:00-04:00 An assistant professor who wrote his dissertation in geography in less than two years shares the secrets of producing a "minimum viable dissertation." By Peter Monaghan Writing Is Hard, Especially if No One Ever Taught You How http://www.chronicle.com/article/Writing-Is-Hard-Especially-if/243920 2018-07-15T18:00:00-04:00 Underserved students have stories to tell, Tim Whitaker knows. His nonprofit group helps them get the words right. By Eric Hoover Transitions: First Laywoman to Lead Loyola U. New Orleans, President of Roger Williams U. Dies at 75 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-First-Laywoman-to/243908 2018-07-12T16:34:00-04:00 Tania Tetlow will become president of Loyola University New Orleans. Roger Williams University's leader dies one year before planned retirement. Compiled by Julia Piper Transitions: Los Angeles City College Makes Interim President Permanent, 4 Universities Name New Provosts http://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-Los-Angeles-City/243854 2018-07-05T18:01:00-04:00 Mary Gallagher will lead Los Angeles City College. Western Kentucky University chose a liberal-arts dean as provost. Compiled by Julia Piper Transitions: North Central Michigan College Selects New Chief, Lesley U. President Will Step Down http://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-North-Central/243781 2018-06-28T16:45:00-04:00 David Roland Finley, from Lake Superior State University, will lead North Central Michigan College. The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience recognized six young scientists. Compiled by Julia Piper Transitions: New Presidents Selected for Ottawa U., U. of Nevada at Las Vegas, and Delaware State U. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-New-Presidents/243730 2018-06-21T19:00:00-04:00 Reggies Wenyika, president of Southwestern Christian University, will lead Ottawa University, in Kansas. Compiled by Julia Piper Why College Leaders and Lawmakers Misunderstand Each Other, According to Someone Who’s Been Both http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-College-Leaders-and/243683 2018-06-17T18:30:00-04:00 Educators must be vocal and clear about how they turn taxpayer dollars into effective results, says F. Ann Millner, a Utah state senator and former college president. By Sara Lipka What I’m Reading: ‘To the Writing Students at Orientation’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-I-m-Reading-To-the/243687 2018-06-17T18:30:00-04:00 A poem reminds a professor to encourage his students to keep sight of the community outside the classroom, where people struggle with the issues being studied in the classroom. By Andrew Grace The Case for Treating International Students Fairly http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Case-for-Treating/243685 2018-06-17T18:27:00-04:00 The author of a new book argues that international students are valued as cash cows while being excluded from the equitable treatment accorded to other groups on campuses. By Peter Monaghan Selected New Books on Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/243686 2018-06-17T18:10:00-04:00 Some of the latest titles look at research by indigenous scholars regarding postsecondary education for American Indians and delve into the ways students around the world acquire the books for their studies, not always legally. Compiled by Ruth Hammond Transitions: UNC-Asheville Selects New Chancellor, Harvard President Wins Kluge Prize http://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-UNC-Asheville/243671 2018-06-14T17:16:00-04:00 Nancy J. Cable, president of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, will become chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Compiled by Julia Piper Transitions: U. of Alaska at Anchorage Chooses New Chancellor, Smith College's First Female President Dies at 83 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-U-of-Alaska-at/243611 2018-06-07T19:22:00-04:00 Cathy Sandeen, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension, will lead the Anchorage campus. Compiled by Julia Piper What Do ‘White Guys’ Think About Race? This Professor Is Trying to Find Out http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Do-White-Guys-Think/243555 2018-06-03T18:30:00-04:00 In more than 100 interviews with students, Nolan L. Cabrera has heard strong beliefs they don’t feel they can share publicly. By Chris Quintana Transitions: Missouri State Campus Selects Its First Female Chancellor, U. of Southern California President Resigns http://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-Missouri-State/243543 2018-05-31T15:03:00-04:00 Shirley Lawler, former provost at Ozarks Technical Community College, will lead Missouri State University at West Plains. Compiled by Julia Piper Transitions: Franklin & Marshall Chooses Its Next Leader, Longtime U. of Texas at El Paso President Will Retire http://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-Franklin-/243502 2018-05-24T18:40:00-04:00 Franklin & Marshall College named Bucknell University's provost as its new chief. Diana Natalicio will wind down her career after 30 years at the helm in El Paso. Compiled by Julia Piper What I'm Reading: ‘The Underground Railroad’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Im-Reading-The/243458 2018-05-20T18:30:00-04:00 A novel about the plight of slaves in the 1800s resonates on campuses dealing with civil-rights issues today. By Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. How Our Obsession With College Prep Hurts Kids http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Our-Obsession-With-College/243459 2018-05-20T18:30:00-04:00 Making them regurgitate facts and study subjects like calculus, which colleges want to see, doesn’t prepare them for the world, says the education reformer Ted Dintersmith. By Scott Carlson When Power Plays Fail, You Can Lead by Example http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Power-Plays-Fail-You-Can/243461 2018-05-20T18:29:00-04:00 In a new book, an assistant professor imagines a higher-education world in which leaders are motivated by the desire to serve others. By Peter Monaghan