PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Chronicle Interview http://www.chronicle.com/section/The-Chronicle-Interview/892/ 2018-04-22T02:17:50-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 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