PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-05-29T21:34:13-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Trump’s Budget Threatens to Reverse Years of Efforts to Boost Young Scientists http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-s-Budget-Threatens-to/144269 2017-05-29T18:33:33-04:00 Among other hits to federal science programs, the administration has proposed halving the NSF’s prestigious Graduate Research Fellowships. By Paul Basken New Mexico’s Public Colleges Breathe Easier, as Governor Signs Budget Bill http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/new-mexicos-public-colleges-breathe-easier-as-governor-signs-budget-bill/118687 2017-05-26T20:54:36-04:00 Nearly two months after she vetoed all spending on higher education, Gov. Susana Martinez endorsed legislation to provide nearly $745 million in the next fiscal year. Students Were Promised Loan Forgiveness. Under Trump, They Wait and Worry. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Students-Were-Promised-Loan/240192 2017-05-26T20:07:12-04:00 The Obama administration told students in January that their federal education debts would be wiped away because their institutions had defrauded them. Now thousands of students are stuck in a holding pattern. By Michael Vasquez For Wellesley Graduates, Clinton’s Return Highlights the Challenges Ahead http://www.chronicle.com/article/For-Wellesley-Graduates/240191 2017-05-26T18:31:24-04:00 Hillary Clinton’s commencement speech on Friday at Wellesley College marked a bittersweet homecoming. Many students said her loss in the presidential election had motivated them to pursue social change. By Kelly Field 5 Pitches to Rethink Education From The Chronicle’s Third Annual Version of ‘Shark Tank’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Pitches-to-Rethink-Education/240190 2017-05-26T18:00:00-04:00 Listen to our pitch-a-thon from South by Southwest Edu, featuring ideas to improve the study-abroad experience, help faculty members develop new teaching skills, ease transfers to four-year institutions, and use text messages to tackle “summer melt.” By Goldie Blumenstyk After the Hype, Do MOOC Ventures Like edX Still Matter? http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-the-Hype-Do-MOOC/240155 2017-05-26T10:40:00-04:00 Five years and 11 million students on, Anant Agarwal, chief executive of the nonprofit organization, says there is still plenty of innovation to come from the venture and its university partners: “We’re just getting started.” By Goldie Blumenstyk What’s Required of a Professor Who Learns of a Student’s Rape? One University Seeks a Nuanced Answer http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-Required-of-a/240173 2017-05-25T22:47:00-04:00 The University of Oregon will no longer require professors to notify authorities if students divulge that they’ve been raped. The new approach is notable for its detail and the debate that surrounded it. By Katherine Mangan ‘Harvard Crimson’ Site Is Hacked to Take Jabs at Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/harvard-crimsons-site-is-hacked-to-take-jabs-at-facebooks-mark-zuckerberg/118665 2017-05-25T15:45:35-04:00 The founder and CEO of Facebook, and Harvard's most financially successful dropout, gave the commencement speech there on Thursday afternoon. Appeals Court Refuses to Reinstate Trump’s Travel Ban http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/appeals-court-refuses-to-reinstate-trumps-travel-ban/118662 2017-05-25T15:05:16-04:00 After judges once again reject the president’s policy, it may now be headed for a hearing by the Supreme Court. Here’s How a Student ‘Unit Record’ System Could Change Higher Ed http://www.chronicle.com/article/Here-s-How-a-Student-Unit/240165 2017-05-25T13:00:00-04:00 The government is banned from collecting and reporting the earnings of graduates. But that’s exactly what would-be college students need to know, say supporters of the latest push to make it happen. By Adam Harris Lawmakers Show Sympathy for Trump Plan to Squeeze Research Costs http://www.chronicle.com/article/Lawmakers-Show-Sympathy-for/240161 2017-05-25T00:45:48-04:00 The Trump administration wants to cut indirect-cost payments to universities that win research grants. That might not hurt Harvard, a witness told a House panel, but could hurt "the broad research mission." By Paul Basken 5 Forces That Drive Administrative ‘Bloat’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/5-Forces-That-Drive/240160 2017-05-25T00:40:23-04:00 Colleges are hiring professional staff members to respond to broader forces that are changing higher education, experts say. By Audrey Williams June How Can Colleges Respond to Extremist Activity Among Students? http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Can-Colleges-Respond-to/240162 2017-05-24T23:43:06-04:00 The University of Maryland student who was charged with fatally stabbing Richard Collins III last week followed a far-right, racist Facebook page. But when it comes to speech and expression, there are limits on what officials can do. By Sarah Brown Meet the Professor Who’s Writing a Trump-Based Lesson Plan on the Go http://www.chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Professor-Who-s/240159 2017-05-24T20:46:20-04:00 A Pace University professor spends six to eight hours a day consuming the news and then turns it back on his class. By Chris Quintana UC-Berkeley Fires Professor Accused of Harassing Students http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/uc-berkeley-fires-professor-accused-of-harassing-students/118648 2017-05-24T19:25:35-04:00 Blake Wentworth, whose lawyer denied the assertions on his behalf, had been suspended since last June. NLRB Issues Second Decision Allowing the Unionization of Undergraduates http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/nlrb-issues-second-decision-allowing-the-unionization-of-undergraduates/118638 2017-05-24T16:50:42-04:00 The National Labor Relations Board has cleared the way for student workers at the University of Chicago’s libraries to hold a union vote. Education Dept. Will Reconsider Grant Applications Rejected for Formatting Problems http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/education-dept-will-reconsider-grant-applications-rejected-for-formatting-problems/118622 2017-05-24T14:09:37-04:00 After initially saying the rejections were not reversible, Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, said 77 Upward Bound applications would get a second look. Top Federal Student-Aid Official Resigns Over Congressional Testimony http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/top-federal-student-aid-official-resigns-over-congressional-testimony/118615 2017-05-24T13:23:38-04:00 James W. Runcie, chief operating officer of the Education Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid, quit in a dispute over his scheduled testimony about improper payments in student-loan programs. Yale Grad Students’ Fast Ends: What Did It Achieve? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Yale-Grad-Students-Fast/240152 2017-05-23T22:22:35-04:00 Protesters drew attention to labor conditions on the campus and their struggle to get administrators to bargain with their union. But the university still refuses to come to the table. By Vimal Patel Bowie State Sends Hundreds of Graduates Out Into the World, and Mourns Another http://www.chronicle.com/article/Bowie-State-Sends-Hundreds-of/240153 2017-05-23T22:06:26-04:00 A week of celebration turned to sadness at a historically black college after a ROTC cadet was slain in a possibly racist attack. By Steve Kolowich