PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2016-09-27T23:41:43-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education U. of Wisconsin, Responding to Affordable Care Act, Limits Student Workers' Hours http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-wisconsin-responding-to-affordable-care-act-limits-student-workers-hours/114714 2016-09-27T15:03:11-04:00 Some students, speaking to a local newspaper, said the reduction in hours will disturb their studies and force them to find second jobs. Chicago State U. Enrolls Just 86 Freshmen This Fall http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/chicago-state-u-enrolls-86-freshmen-this-fall/114711 2016-09-27T14:04:48-04:00 The struggling institution's undergraduate enrollment has dropped by a third over the past year. U. of Tennessee Says No Punishment for Law Professor's 'Run Them Down' Tweet http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-tennessee-says-no-punishment-for-law-professors-run-them-down-tweet/114704 2016-09-27T13:53:47-04:00 The professor apologized publicly, saying he didn't mean to offend "people in the law school community." Nebraska Athlete Describes Bitter Online Reaction to Kneeling for National Anthem http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/nebraska-athlete-describes-bitter-online-reaction-to-kneeling-for-national-anthem/114687 2016-09-27T12:07:47-04:00 One of the players who held the silent protest said they didn’t expect the wave of racist comments that ensued. Video: How One Institution Went From a Vocational School to a University http://www.chronicle.com/article/Video-How-One-Institution/237852 2016-09-27T04:55:00-04:00 The United States needs more-inclusive campuses, where students can complete one credential and move on to the next, says Matthew S. Holland, president of Utah Valley University, which now offers several master’s programs but isn’t embarrassed by its vocational ethos.   By Sara Lipka How Skin-Deep Judgments of Professors Might Influence Student Success http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Skin-Deep-Judgments-of/237896 2016-09-27T04:55:00-04:00 A scholar at UNLV has been examining whether students actually might learn more if their instructor is attractive. For those hoping that brains are all that counts in academe, the picture he paints isn’t pretty. By Peter Schmidt The Worst Roommate Horror Stories, From Those Charged With Playing Peacemaker http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Worst-Roommate-Horror/237908 2016-09-27T04:55:00-04:00 We asked residence-life officials to share outstanding tales of bad blood between college roommates. They did not disappoint. By Nadia Dreid Economists Offer Unconventional Wisdom on Student-Loan ‘Crisis’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Economists-Offer/237906 2016-09-27T04:55:00-04:00 Two new books seek to add nuance to the public debate about student debt. But can their evidence sway an audience steeped in anecdotes about struggling graduates? By Beckie Supiano U. of Michigan Denounces Racist Fliers in Campus Buildings http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-michigan-denounces-racist-fliers-in-campus-buildings/114672 2016-09-26T18:32:16-04:00 A statement released Monday afternoon said the fliers "espouse a racist point of view" that is “inconsistent with the university’s values of respect, civility, and equality.” Iowa State President Grounds Himself After Reports of Damaged Airplane http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/iowa-state-president-grounds-himself-after-reports-of-plane-damage-surface/114654 2016-09-26T12:15:48-04:00 The university aircraft required $12,000 in repairs after a rough landing last year by Steven Leath. A University Draws Fire for Its Communications to Students About Suicidal Thoughts http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-University-Draws-Fire-for/237897 2016-09-26T04:56:12-04:00 Northern Michigan University has stopped warning students that they could be punished if they discuss fears of self-harm with peers. Free-speech advocates say the university hasn’t gone far enough. By Katherine Mangan How 3 Words Roiled an Education Conference http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-3-Words-Roiled-an/237898 2016-09-26T04:56:00-04:00 NACAC’s departing president says he didn’t understand why the phrase “all lives matter” might cause offense. By Eric Hoover Community College Disciplined Instructor After Student Handed Out Pro-Union Pens http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/community-college-disciplined-instructor-after-student-handed-out-pro-union-pens/114628 2016-09-26T04:55:43-04:00 The college said the instructor had pressured the student to distribute pens bearing the faculty union's label. The faculty member denies the allegation. Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (9/30/2016) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/237864 2016-09-25T19:00:00-04:00 Compiled by Anais Strickland Deadlines (9/30/2016) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Deadlines-9-30-2016/237866 2016-09-25T19:00:00-04:00 Compiled by Anais Strickland 2008: Hard Times on Many Campuses http://www.chronicle.com/article/2008-Hard-Times-on-Many/237874 2016-09-25T18:30:47-04:00 The Great Recession forced hundreds of colleges to scramble for cash to pay their bills. What I'm Reading: "Laudato Si’" http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Im-Reading-Laudato/237881 2016-09-25T18:30:47-04:00 The pope’s encyclical on the environment reinforces the need for liberally educated citizens, a university president says. By James T. Harris III What You Need to Know About the Past Seven Days http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/237886 2016-09-25T18:30:00-04:00 A community college in Tulsa, Okla., mourns a would-be student. DeVry Education Group pledges to trim its reliance on federal aid, and MOOCs take the form of "micro-masters" programs. By Lawrence Biemiller Obama’s Legacy: An Unlikely Hawk on Higher Ed</br> http://www.chronicle.com/article/Obama-s-Legacy-An-Unlikely/237885 2016-09-25T18:30:00-04:00 Behind the "Professor President," advisers executed an accountability agenda driven by economic worry and national skepticism about the value of college. By Jack Stripling UCLA’s New Medical Dean Works on Equity Issues http://www.chronicle.com/article/UCLA-s-New-Medical-Dean/237882 2016-09-25T18:30:00-04:00 Kelsey Martin, who became interested in medicine while in the Peace Corps, says she wants to foster open discussion and fair treatment.