PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Students http://www.chronicle.com/section/Students/19/ 2018-07-22T14:04:10-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Meet This One-Woman Career Launchpad http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-This-One-Woman-Career/243902 2018-07-11T19:07:53-04:00 Elite colleges often have extensive career-services offices that help students land door-opening summer fellowships. At a historically black college, an honors-program director is on a mission to help even that playing field. By Alexander C. Kafka Fresh Ideas to Help Adult Learners Succeed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Fresh-Ideas-to-Help-Adult/243834 2018-07-03T18:12:00-04:00 “Twenty-seven is the new 18.” So said panelists at a conference session I helped facilitate last week about adult learners. Here’s what I took away from the discussion. By Goldie Blumenstyk Deadly Shooting by Portland State U. Police Rekindles Protests Over Its Newly Armed Officers http://www.chronicle.com/article/Deadly-Shooting-by-Portland/243831 2018-07-03T14:55:08-04:00 Students rallied and marched in protest after the campus police shot and killed a man on Friday. By Teghan Simonton Student Needs Have Changed. Advising Must Change, Too. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Student-Needs-Have-Changed/243797 2018-07-01T18:30:00-04:00 Gone are the days of simply helping students register for classes and pick a major. New strategies and technologies are aimed at improving retention and graduation rates. By Michael Anft White-Supremacist Propaganda on Campuses Rose 77% Last Year http://www.chronicle.com/article/White-Supremacist-Propaganda/243786 2018-06-28T14:54:00-04:00 The Anti-Defamation League found 292 instances of posters, fliers, and other material attacking blacks, Jews, Muslims, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and other minority groups. By Megan Zahneis Ohio State Shuts Down Office That Helped Sexual-Assault Victims http://www.chronicle.com/article/Ohio-State-Shuts-Down-Office/243727 2018-06-20T17:04:00-04:00 An external review found that the university’s Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit didn’t adequately support victims or properly document allegations of misconduct. By Sarah Brown Rich Kids Land Internships ‘Through Osmosis.’ Vulnerable Students Need More Help Planning a Career. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Rich-Kids-Land-Internships/243712 2018-06-19T17:54:00-04:00 At the fifth annual Beating the Odds Summit, a meeting for minority and first-generation college students held by Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher organization, career planning took center stage. Read why in our revamped Re:Learning newsletter.   By Goldie Blumenstyk Leaked Memo From Conservative Group Cautions Students to Stay Away From Turning Point USA http://www.chronicle.com/article/Leaked-Memo-From-Conservative/243688 2018-06-15T14:30:00-04:00 Young America’s Foundation warned that “the long-term damage TPUSA could inflict on conservative students and the Conservative Movement can no longer be ignored.” By Michael Vasquez Irate at Texas A&M’s Handling of Sexual-Abuse Cases, 2 Women Ignite a Blaze on Social Media http://www.chronicle.com/article/Irate-at-Texas-A-amp-M-s/243676 2018-06-14T19:01:49-04:00 The women said they had been victimized by athletes who were initially suspended but later allowed to rejoin their teams. Their posts on Twitter and Facebook quickly went viral. By Katherine Mangan Many States Get Mediocre Grades in 2 Studies of Degree Attainment by Race and Ethnicity http://www.chronicle.com/article/Many-States-Get-Mediocre/243660 2018-06-14T00:01:00-04:00 A state-by-state analysis by the Education Trust finds not a lot to brag about in how black and Latino adults have fared in comparison to their white peers. By Goldie Blumenstyk A Student’s Online Advances to Women Went Viral. Now His College Is Investigating Him. http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Student-s-Online-Advances/243655 2018-06-13T14:26:00-04:00 After a woman tweeted a screen shot of the student’s digital overture, other women said they’d received similar messages. The University of Iowa says it “takes these allegations seriously and is working to learn more.” By Teghan Simonton A Hidden Strength of Minority-Serving Colleges: Meeting Students Where They Are http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Hidden-Strength-of/243649 2018-06-13T00:01:00-04:00 The institutions catapult students up the economic ladder better than do their predominantly white peers, according to a new study by the American Council on Education. By Chris Quintana In Messy Aftermath of Offensive Videos, Free-Speech Group Decries Syracuse’s ‘Kitchen Sink’ Discipline http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Messy-Aftermath-of/243637 2018-06-11T21:00:00-04:00 The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education says the videos were satirical and were “intended to be seen and heard only by people in the fraternity.” By Teghan Simonton A Third of Your Freshmen Disappear. How Can You Keep Them? http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Third-of-Your-Freshmen/243560 2018-06-03T18:30:00-04:00 Colleges redesign the first-year experience to improve retention, learning outcomes, and students’ sense of belonging. By Kelly Field 5 Interesting Things About Walmart’s New (Nearly) Free College Benefit http://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Interesting-Things-About/243554 2018-05-31T20:19:42-04:00 For one, the effort will be independently evaluated by the Lumina Foundation, which says it expects to release some useful research from the study. By Goldie Blumenstyk Georgia State U. Made Its Graduation Rate Jump. How? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Georgia-State-U-Made-Its/243514 2018-05-25T16:36:11-04:00 A student-success expert shares seven principles that underlie the university’s high-tech, high-touch approach. By Beth McMurtrie While Congress Squabbles, Some States Take Their Own Steps to Help Hungry Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/While-Congress-Squabbles-Some/243505 2018-05-24T19:16:04-04:00 California and Massachusetts are working within the limits of existing law to expand students’ access to a key federal nutrition-assistance program. By Goldie Blumenstyk 3 Takeaways From a Book-Length Federal Report on ‘The Condition of Education’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Takeaways-From-a-Book-Length/243493 2018-05-23T14:13:14-04:00 While the annual deep dive into education data — from pre-K to post-college — breaks little new ground, it offers a good reminder of how higher ed differs from popular perceptions of it. By Beckie Supiano Inside Gay Students’ Fight to Be Heard at BYU http://www.chronicle.com/article/Inside-Gay-Students-Fight/243487 2018-05-22T15:42:52-04:00 In March, the Mormon university sponsored a panel on LGBT issues — something it had never done before. How it got there is a story of mixed motivations and incremental progress. By Emma Kerr U. of Oregon Officials Apologize for Linking Student’s Death to ‘Poor Life Choices’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Oregon-Officials/243474 2018-05-21T14:41:00-04:00 Dylan Pietrs was found dead at Shasta Lake, a popular party destination for college students. His mother said the university’s initial statement, which described behavior at the lake as “contrary” to its values, added “insult to injury.” By Julian Wyllie