PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Interview http://www.chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Interview/892/ 2018-01-22T17:10:31-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 What Can the CEO of a $1.6-Billion Enrollment-Services Giant Tell Us About the Student Life Cycle? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Can-the-CEO-of-a/242161 2018-01-07T18:30:00-05:00 David Felsenthal says predictive analytics reveal where to spend time and money to graduate as many students as possible. By Eric Hoover A Yale Psychiatrist Evaluates the Mental Health of Trump — and the Nation http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Yale-Psychiatrist-Evaluates/242157 2018-01-04T22:24:48-05:00 Bandy X. Lee says that America is in “a very poor state of public health” but that there are opportunities to “turn this around.” By Paul Basken Career Advice From a Groundbreaking President http://www.chronicle.com/article/Career-Advice-From-a/242131 2018-01-01T18:30:00-05:00 When is it time to make a move? For what reasons, and with what conditions? Ruth J. Simmons shares her insights. By Adam Harris What Separates Man From Beast? Creativity http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Separates-Man-From-Beast-/242011 2017-12-10T18:30:00-05:00 And what is creativity? A neuroscientist and a composer explored that question together. By Tom Bartlett ‘Fail State’ Confronts For-Profits and Laments the Disinvestment in Publics http://www.chronicle.com/article/Fail-State-Confronts/241955 2017-12-04T10:30:00-05:00 A new documentary film charts the rise of for-profit colleges and questions higher education’s financial-aid model. By Lee Gardner How a Dean Got Over Impostor Syndrome — and Thinks You Can, Too http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Dean-Got-Over-Impostor/241863 2017-11-26T18:30:00-05:00 Valerie Ashby suffered from impostor syndrome until she identified the phenomenon and spent a year practicing 10 steps to overcome it. By Nell Gluckman How Real-World Learning Could Help People Compete With Machines http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Real-World-Learning-Could/241811 2017-11-20T10:30:00-05:00 Joseph Aoun, president of Northeastern University, says colleges must change how they educate for a work force dominated by automation. By Scott Carlson How One College Decided to Invest More Responsibly http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-Decided-to/241735 2017-11-12T18:30:00-05:00 Pitzer built a fossil-fuels-free index fund and “analyzed it seven ways till Sunday,” says the chair of the investment committee. He thinks it may interest other colleges. By Lawrence Biemiller Meet the Members of iGen, and Help Them Get Off Their Phones http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Members-of-iGen-and/241665 2017-11-05T18:30:00-05:00 Older generations aren’t trying to gripe about today’s college students, but to understand them, says the generational researcher Jean Twenge. By Eric Hoover Play Inspires Learning. But What Is Play, Exactly? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Play-Inspires-Learning-But/241572 2017-10-29T18:30:00-04:00 The connection between recreation and re-creation is a more effective, permanent way of learning new things, says Mitchel Resnick, of the MIT Media Lab. By Scott Carlson Why This Year’s Hazing Death Is Different http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-This-Year-s-Hazing-Death/241501 2017-10-19T16:30:00-04:00 You should know the details, captured on video, of how Timothy Piazza died at Penn State, says Caitlin Flanagan. Then maybe colleges would reconsider their relationship with fraternities. By Sara Lipka 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 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 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 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 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 ‘What Are the Pathways?’ Listening to Black Men on Campus http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Are-the-Pathways-/240343 2017-06-18T18:44:00-04:00 A sociologist at the University of Louisville describes what colleges need to do to graduate more black males. By Nell Gluckman Start With Childhood Education to Revive Public Higher Ed, Says SUNY’s Departing Chancellor http://www.chronicle.com/article/Start-With-Childhood-Education/240120 2017-05-21T18:30:00-04:00 Nancy Zimpher, who steps down in June as chancellor of the State University of New York, says that rather than focusing on the lack of state funding, public-college officials should be talking about how higher education can do a better job. By Lee Gardner Director of Haven for Technological Disruption Explains New ‘Disobedience Award’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Director-of-Haven-for/239788 2017-04-16T18:30:00-04:00 A $250,000 prize highlights how positive disobedience encourages creativity and change. By Beth McMurtrie