PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Interview http://www.chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Interview/892/ 2018-08-15T19:17:48-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education A Veteran President Calls on Colleges to Stop the Snobbery http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Veteran-President-Calls-on/244230 2018-08-12T18:30:00-04:00 Hierarchies die hard, but prestige should be based less on exclusivity and more on serving all students, says Elaine Maimon of Governors State University. By Sarah Brown Want to Be an Activist in Residence? A Scholar and an Activist Explain How http://www.chronicle.com/article/Want-to-Be-an-Activist-in/243993 2018-07-23T18:42:11-04:00 Deva Woodly, an associate professor of politics at the New School, lobbied administrators to let her bring an activist, Shanelle Matthews, into her world. The two talk about the new position and how it benefits both groups. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz 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 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 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 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 Why This Philosopher Wants Her Students to Ask Someone Out, in Person http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-This-Philosopher-Wants-Her/243214 2018-04-24T12:51:08-04:00 Kerry Cronin offers Boston College freshmen extra credit for putting down their phones and planning a date. She’d like them to feel awkward and vulnerable, and maybe less lonely. By Julian Wyllie Meet the Professor Who’s Warning the World About Facebook and Google http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Professor-Who-s/243179 2018-04-22T18:30:00-04:00 Zeynep Tufekci describes how she tries to fit teaching, tweeting, op-eds, and TED Talks into a 24-hour day. By Sarah Brown This Historian Gave Up an Ivy League Professorship. Now She Says She Is ‘the Uncoolest Artist in the World.’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/This-Historian-Gave-Up-an-Ivy/243047 2018-04-08T18:30:00-04:00 Nell Painter wrote serious books and led scholarly associations before going to art school, a transformation she examines — including the perniciousness of M.F.A. education — in a new memoir. By Marc Parry How to Promote Enlightened Debate Online http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Promote-Enlightened/242905 2018-03-25T18:30:00-04:00 Frustrated at the lack of reasoned discussion, the son of two philosophers created his own platform. Now some professors are using it to show students how to weigh the merits of arguments. By Audrey Williams June A Wall St. Titan’s Foray Into Philosophy http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Wall-St-Titan-s-Foray/242846 2018-03-18T18:30:00-04:00 Bill Miller explains why he gave $75 million to the philosophy department at the Johns Hopkins University. By David Wescott A Former Neo-Nazi Lays Bare the Campus Strategy of White Supremacists http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Former-Neo-Nazi-Lays-Bare/242791 2018-03-11T18:30:00-04:00 Christian Picciolini spent eight years as a skinhead, then he did an about-face. Now he has ideas for colleges confronting racist speakers and extremist recruiters on their campuses. By Goldie Blumenstyk His Video on Black Men's Frustrations Went Viral. Now He’s Getting a Ph.D. http://www.chronicle.com/article/His-Video-on-Black-Mens/242562 2018-02-18T18:30:00-05:00 As an undergraduate, Sy Stokes shared his insights in spoken word. Now he sees "different avenues for disrupting the system." By Eric Hoover She Wrote a Farewell Letter to Colleagues. Then 80,000 People Read It. http://www.chronicle.com/article/She-Wrote-a-Farewell-Letter-to/242564 2018-02-15T20:17:11-05:00 Erin Bartram reflects on her overnight transformation from spurned scholar to prophet of the academic jobless.  By Sarah Brown How to Identify and Invest in High-Achieving, Low-Income Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-IdentifyInvest-in/242482 2018-02-11T18:30:00-05:00 “There is an abundance of talent in every community in every ZIP code in this country,” says Daniel Porterfield, president of Franklin & Marshall College. If you can’t find it, try harder. By Lee Gardner What’s Wrong With Writing Centers http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-Wrong-With-Writing/242414 2018-02-05T10:30:00-05:00 They are set up to help privileged students, and that’s not who comes, or needs them, argues Temple University’s Lori Salem, a maverick writing-center director. By Rose Jacobs An Economist Argues That Our Education System Is Largely Useless http://www.chronicle.com/article/An-Economist-Argues-That-Our/242348 2018-01-29T10:30:00-05:00 School and college, boring as they are, do little to make us smarter or more prepared for work, says Bryan Caplan, who proposes a profound change. By Scott Carlson 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