PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Interview http://www.chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Interview/892/ 2017-10-24T01:32:22-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 Attack on Central European U. 'Sets a Dangerous Precedent for Academic Life' http://www.chronicle.com/article/Attack-on-Central-European-U/239729 2017-04-06T13:44:36-04:00 Hungary’s bid to shut down the institution is part of a larger battle that pits the cosmopolitan values of liberal democracy against an ascendant wave of nationalist authoritarianism in Europe and elsewhere. By Evan R. Goldstein A Christian Conservative Professor Accuses Colleges of Indoctrinating Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Christian-Conservative/239532 2017-03-19T18:30:08-04:00 Carol Swain, a political scientist and a Christian conservative, is retiring early from teaching a year after Vanderbilt students called her a bigot and petitioned for her suspension. By Marc Parry The Factors That Predict College Success and Why Society Fears Demographic Change http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Factors-That-Predict/239454 2017-03-12T18:32:00-04:00 A higher-education researcher knows that determination is just one of the ingredients low-income students need to have a shot at succeeding in college. By Eric Hoover A Sociologist Looks at the Failure of the For-Profits and the Rise of Trump http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Sociologist-Looks-at-the/239314 2017-02-24T04:55:00-05:00 The author of a new book on for-profit higher education says the industry takes advantage of the slack in the labor market. By Goldie Blumenstyk Why Trans* Students Matter http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Trans-Students-Matter/239305 2017-02-23T04:55:00-05:00 The author of a recent book on transgender college students worries about President Trump's rollback of Obama-era protections and advocates moving beyond "best practices" for inclusion. By Lee Gardner Battle-Hardened Climate Scientist Braces for Trump Era http://www.chronicle.com/article/Battle-Hardened-Climate/239106 2017-02-05T18:31:30-05:00 Michael Mann has been fighting climate-change deniers since the late 1990s. Now he’s telling his fellow scientists to warm up for a new round of attacks. By Paul Basken The Far Right’s ‘New Offensive Against Academia’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Far-Right-s-New/238871 2017-01-12T04:50:00-05:00 George Ciccariello-Maher, the Drexel University professor who caused a furor by tweeting "All I Want for Christmas is White Genocide," says academe must brace for the fight of its life. By Goldie Blumenstyk 'You Have to Understand the World in Which You Live' http://www.chronicle.com/article/You-Have-to-Understand-the/238820 2017-01-06T04:01:00-05:00 After going a few rounds in the political arena, Penn’s Zeke Emanuel wants to turn academics loose on crucial international issues. By Karin Fischer Campus Identity Politics Is Dooming Liberal Causes, a Professor Charges http://www.chronicle.com/article/Campus-Identity-Politics-Is/238694 2016-12-15T04:55:00-05:00 Rage over racial, gender, and sexual identity has no sense of proportion and creates a damaging spectacle, says Mark Lilla, a professor of humanities at Columbia University. By Evan R. Goldstein ‘I Fit in Neither Place’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/I-Fit-in-Neither-Place-/238629 2016-12-11T18:30:50-05:00 The cultural challenges of first-generation students, says M. Sonja Ardoin, aren’t easily resolved — even years later, when as faculty members they’re asked, "What wine will you have?" By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz A Push to 'Expand White Privilege' http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Push-to-Expand-White/238558 2016-12-01T18:31:21-05:00 The white supremacist Richard Spencer sees college campuses as an important recruiting ground and hopes to visit "all the major ones." By Katherine Mangan