PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | People http://www.chronicle.com/section/People/36/ 2017-10-19T01:24:20-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Groundbreaking Researcher Urges Conversations About Race Anew http://www.chronicle.com/article/Groundbreaking-Researcher/241447 2017-10-15T18:30:00-04:00 For students, stepping out of comfort zones and interacting across racial and ethnic lines is key to their education, says Beverly Daniel Tatum. By Katherine Mangan Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (10/20/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/241452 2017-10-15T18:00:00-04:00 A General Electric executive will lead the University of Montana; 15 academics are among the winners of the MacArthur awards. Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (10/13/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/241400 2017-10-08T18:30:00-04:00 Castleton University has appointed its next president; winners of the 2017 Nobel Prizes have been named. Compiled by M.J. Prest An Aspiring Grad Student Nurses a Dream in the Darkness of War http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Aspiring-Grad-Student/241402 2017-10-08T18:30:00-04:00 Bushra Dabbagh hoped to escape Syria to study biotechnology and entrepreneurship at Northeastern University. But President Trump’s travel ban may stop her from reaching her goal. By Karin Fischer Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (10/6/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/241331 2017-10-01T18:23:00-04:00 A Harvard dean will lead the University of Virginia, and a chancellor whose hurricane response was deemed unsatisfactory has stepped down. Compiled by M.J. Prest What I'm Reading: ‘Shared Leadership in Higher Education’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Im-Reading-Shared/241274 2017-09-24T18:30:00-04:00 Meaningful collaboration is hard to achieve, a dean observes, but it can be an effective route to change. By Sonia Cardenas Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (September 29, 2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/241275 2017-09-24T18:30:00-04:00 Peggy F. Bradford is the new president of Shawnee Community College, and Jamel Santa Cruze Wright, interim president of Eureka College, has been named permanently to the post. Compiled by M.J. Prest The Mismatch Between High Tech and Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Mismatch-Between-High-Tech/241271 2017-09-24T18:30:00-04:00 In Silicon Valley, where cutting-edge skills may matter more than particular degrees, colleges are struggling to adapt. By Peter Monaghan Chemist Turned Politician Sees Thousands of Other Scientist-Lawmakers as the Solution http://www.chronicle.com/article/Chemist-Turned-Politician-Sees/241265 2017-09-24T18:30:00-04:00 Grounded in facts and reason, scientists could solve the nation’s policy problems, says Shaughnessy Naughton. Her advocacy group 314 Action is trying to get them in the game. By Paul Basken Selected New Books on Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/241270 2017-09-24T18:30:00-04:00 Topics include affordable course materials and techniques for more dynamic lecturing. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub The Nontraditional College President: Here to Stay http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Nontraditional-College/241204 2017-09-17T18:30:00-04:00 The corporate outsider as college president has become a faculty boogeyman, but Scott Beardsley, dean of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, can defend him (yes, usually him). By Lee Gardner Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (9/22/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/241217 2017-09-17T18:30:00-04:00 John C. Hernandez is named permanent president of Santiago Canyon College, and Sherry Zylka is the new president of Big Sandy Community and Technical College. Compiled by M.J. Prest Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (September 15, 2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/241129 2017-09-10T18:30:00-04:00 Michael A. Baston is the new president of Rockland Community College, and Robert Blouin is the new provost of the University of North Carolina. Compiled by M.J. Prest Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (9/8/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/241085 2017-09-03T18:30:00-04:00 Rebecca Wyke is the new president of the University of Maine at Augusta, and Nancy Berner is the new provost of the University of the South. Compiled by M.J. Prest Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (9/1/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/241010 2017-08-27T18:30:00-04:00 New presidents were named at Virginia Union University and St. Francis College, and new chief academic officers at Guilford College and Misericordia University. Compiled by M.J. Prest Inside the Struggles of a Less-Selective College http://www.chronicle.com/article/Inside-the-Struggles-of-a/240790 2017-07-30T18:30:00-04:00 By embedding himself in an admissions office, an author saw up close the difficulties of providing valued degrees to underserved students. By Peter Monaghan What I’m Reading: ‘Written/Unwritten’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-I-m-Reading-/240789 2017-07-30T18:30:00-04:00 A new book is an important guide for faculty members of color on how to earn tenure while remaining authentic. Selected New Books on Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/240788 2017-07-30T18:30:00-04:00 Topics include an examination of the quality of teaching at colleges and a survival guide for getting through medical school. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (8/4/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/240794 2017-07-30T18:30:00-04:00 Subra Suresh, who stepped down this summer as president of Carnegie Mellon, will lead a university in Singapore. The University of California named a new provost. Compiled by Dusan Murray-Rawlings and M.J. Prest Why Do We Ask ‘Why?’ A Scientist Tries to Pin Down an Elusive Human Trait http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Do-We-Ask-Why-A/240727 2017-07-24T20:30:00-04:00 In a new book, the astrophysicist Mario Livio explores the nature of curiosity and its “irresistible appeal.” By Tom Bartlett