PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-02-21T16:13:08-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Dean at Georgia Tech Will Be New Chancellor of UC-Davis http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/dean-at-georgia-tech-will-be-new-chancellor-of-uc-davis/117011 2017-02-21T14:30:23-05:00 Gary May, dean of engineering, will succeed the controversial Linda P.B. Katehi, pending board approval, on August 1. Grad Student Finds Lost Novel by Walt Whitman That Hints at 'Leaves of Grass' http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/grad-student-finds-lost-novel-by-walt-whitman-that-hints-at-leaves-of-grass/117000 2017-02-21T04:55:26-05:00 The tale was published anonymously in an obscure New York newspaper in 1852, before the writer won fame for his poetry. Job-Killing Computerization Sets Its Sights on the University Researcher http://www.chronicle.com/article/Job-Killing-Computerization/239248 2017-02-20T14:16:06-05:00 At this past weekend’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, scientists also heard broader warnings about the threats to American workers posed by computerized automation. By Paul Basken Feeling Under Siege by Trump, Scientists Plot Their Response http://www.chronicle.com/article/Feeling-Under-Siege-by-Trump/239247 2017-02-20T04:56:32-05:00 Researchers’ anxiety was evident at the AAAS meeting in Boston over the weekend. They want to push back against attacks on science, but don’t want to be seen as just another political interest group. By Paul Basken What's Up With Hive, a Nascent Successor to Yik Yak http://www.chronicle.com/article/Whats-Up-With-Hive-a-Nascent/239244 2017-02-20T04:55:00-05:00 Yik Yak, an app notorious for anonymous gossip, generated controversy on campuses. Its successor focuses on productivity. By Lindsay McKenzie Red and Blue Roommates http://www.chronicle.com/article/RedBlue-Roommates-/239155 2017-02-20T04:55:00-05:00 Matt and Zain have been friends since third grade. One voted for Donald Trump. The other is Muslim. A friendship is being tested. Photographs by Ty Wright for The Chronicle Behind Ugly Locker-Room Talk, Divisions of Class and Race http://www.chronicle.com/article/Behind-Ugly-Locker-Room-Talk/239238 2017-02-19T19:00:00-05:00 A series of racist and sexist incidents involving male athletes spotlights broader concerns about stubborn enclaves of intolerance within ever more cosmopolitan institutions. By Jack Stripling Professors Can Help Make a Project Fly http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-Can-Help-Make-a/239242 2017-02-19T18:49:00-05:00 One way to obtain buy-in from wary faculty members is to highlight how a project would improve teaching and learning. By Lee Gardner Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/24/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/239229 2017-02-19T18:30:30-05:00 Marvin Krislov, president of Oberlin College, was hired to lead Pace University, and Joe Biden, the former vice president of the United States, will head new academic centers at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware.   4 Takeaways for Making Big Strategic Bets http://www.chronicle.com/article/4-Takeaways-for-Making-Big/239232 2017-02-19T18:30:00-05:00 By Lee Gardner How to Make Strategic Big Bets http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Make-Strategic-Big-Bets/239233 2017-02-19T18:30:00-05:00 College leaders searching for transformative change must avoid letting ambition — or caution — imperil their institution. By Lee Gardner Tips for Turning a Big Idea Into a Successful Strategic Initiative http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tips-for-Turning-a-Big-Idea/239231 2017-02-19T18:30:00-05:00 Thousands of details and endless meetings are involved in any new program or construction project. But some principles can help keep a strategic initiative manageable. By Lee Gardner What I'm Reading: 'Robert Kennedy and His Times’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Im-Reading-Robert/239237 2017-02-19T18:30:00-05:00 Mr. Kennedy’s words resonate with a college president who wants to empower young people to change the course of events. By Clarence R. Wyatt From Prison Uniforms to Graduation Robes http://www.chronicle.com/article/From-Prison-Uniforms-to/239240 2017-02-19T18:28:00-05:00 Two new books about the Bard Prison Initiative argue for the wisdom of offering liberal-arts-degree programs in prisons. By Peter Monaghan Selected New Books on Higher Education http://www.chronicle.com/article/Selected-New-Books-on-Higher/239239 2017-02-19T18:21:00-05:00 The latest topics include hookup culture on Catholic campuses and the influence of the German model on the rise of American research universities. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub AmeriCorps Joins NEH and NEA Among Programs Trump May Cut http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/americorps-joins-neh-and-nea-among-programs-trump-may-cut/116983 2017-02-18T17:35:39-05:00 The AmeriCorps program, often touted by HIllary Clinton, has been a source of money for college for young people. DeVos Says Her Higher-Ed Views Are ‘Very Aligned’ With Trump’s http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/devos-says-her-higher-ed-views-are-very-aligned-with-trumps/116968 2017-02-17T10:24:30-05:00 In an interview, the new education secretary says the administration wants to promote vocational schools to prepare students for work. Russia Scholars Hope for an End to Their Field’s Bear Market http://www.chronicle.com/article/Russia-Scholars-Hope-for-an/239224 2017-02-17T04:55:00-05:00 Russian studies has watched its funding and student interest decline over the past two decades. Could President Putin’s meddling in the presidential election inspire a resurgence? By Steve Kolowich For Some First-Generation Students, Fee Waivers Don’t Go Far Enough http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Some-First-Generation/239223 2017-02-17T04:55:00-05:00 Here’s the thinking behind a new student-led effort to help eliminate barriers to attending college. By Adam Harris Vocal Critic of Office for Civil Rights Is Likely to Lead It http://www.chronicle.com/article/Vocal-Critic-of-Office-for/239225 2017-02-17T04:55:00-05:00 Strong foes of the Education Department’s recent handling of Title IX and race-based discrimination are seen as the Trump administration’s top candidates for assistant secretary for civil rights. By Peter Schmidt