PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2017-10-17T02:01:38-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education The Many Paths of the Would-Be Professoriate http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Many-Paths-of-the-Would-Be/241459 2017-10-16T21:49:31-04:00 A national program seeks to prepare the faculty members of tomorrow. About half of the recent participants at Duke University have become professors, for reasons that reflect personal choice, social forces, and quirks of fate. By Audrey Williams June Pro-Trump Protesters Shout Down Democrat’s Speech at Whittier College http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/pro-trump-protesters-shout-down-speech-at-whittier-college/120652 2017-10-16T15:17:13-04:00 Hecklers disrupted an event featuring California’s attorney general because of the state’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for rescinding the DACA program. Governor Declares Emergency Tied to White Nationalist’s Planned Speech at U. of Florida http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/governor-declares-emergency-tied-to-white-nationalists-planned-speech-at-u-of-florida/120648 2017-10-16T14:59:39-04:00 The order is meant to make it easier to mobilize law-enforcement agencies for the event. The university has said it will incur at least $500,000 in security costs. Communication 101 for Professors http://www.chronicle.com/article/Communication-101-for/241435 2017-10-15T18:30:00-04:00 A growing number of institutions offer opportunities for faculty members to learn how to talk to the general public about their research in a way that is easy to understand. By Audrey Williams June Tell the World What You Do http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tell-the-World-What-You-Do/241437 2017-10-15T18:30:00-04:00 Colleges need the good will of legislators and the public. To get it, they must explain what they do and why it’s important. Michigan State University is training faculty members to do that. By Audrey Williams June Groundbreaking Researcher Urges Conversations About Race Anew http://www.chronicle.com/article/Groundbreaking-Researcher/241447 2017-10-15T18:30:00-04:00 For students, stepping out of comfort zones and interacting across racial and ethnic lines is key to their education, says Beverly Daniel Tatum. By Katherine Mangan Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (10/20/2017) http://www.chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/241452 2017-10-15T18:00:00-04:00 A General Electric executive will lead the University of Montana; 15 academics are among the winners of the MacArthur awards. The Lure of the Lazy River http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Lure-of-the-Lazy-River/241434 2017-10-15T18:00:00-04:00 How the wooing of students, and the cultivation of their desires, shifts the priorities and the role of the modern university. By Jack Stripling Will Fury Over Harvey Weinstein Allegations Change Academe’s Handling of Harassment? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Will-Fury-Over-Harvey/241453 2017-10-13T20:37:33-04:00 The accusations against the Hollywood producer have prompted frank conversations about sexual misconduct. But it will still take a lot to shift how higher education treats such cases, experts say. By Katherine Mangan Where the Buck Stopped in the UNC Fraud Scandal (Hint: Not at the Top) http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/unc-scandal 2017-10-13T14:25:00-04:00 The NCAA’s report all but ensures that none of Chapel Hill’s top brass will be disciplined for their involvement. Other people have borne the brunt of the fallout. By Jack Stripling In UNC Case, No Watchdog for Major Academic Fraud http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-UNC-Case-No-Watchdog-for/241448 2017-10-13T11:49:00-04:00 The NCAA’s decision not to penalize the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill showed that no one in higher education is responsible for policing fraud of that scope. By Eric Kelderman Chapel Hill Is Spared Penalties in NCAA Investigation of Academic-Athletic Scandal http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/chapel-hill-is-spared-penalties-in-ncaa-investigation-of-academic-athletic-scandal/120621 2017-10-13T10:11:00-04:00 The association not only stopped short of levying the extreme penalties that some observers had expected but refrained from applying virtually any penalties at all. Anxieties Over a Donor’s Role in a Faculty Search Boil Over at Case Western http://www.chronicle.com/article/Anxieties-Over-a-Donor-s/241442 2017-10-12T20:30:41-04:00 Faculty members protested the role of members of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland on the search committee. Then the dean fired back. By Liam Adams A Professor Is Placed on Leave After an Internet Furor and Threats. What Happens to the Students? http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-Is-Placed-on-Leave/241441 2017-10-12T20:00:00-04:00 Drexel University removed George Ciccariello-Maher from the classroom after he made controversial remarks. His students say they’re frustrated by the decision. By Chris Quintana With an Ambitious Merger Proposal, Wisconsin Charts Its Own Course for Change http://www.chronicle.com/article/With-an-Ambitious-Merger/241440 2017-10-12T18:52:09-04:00 Plenty of states are facing similar challenges, but none have proposed a restructuring plan on the scale that Wisconsin is considering. By Eric Kelderman House Democrats Propose Making Obama-Era Title IX Guidance Into Law http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/house-democrats-propose-making-obama-era-title-ix-guidance-into-law/120615 2017-10-12T15:24:50-04:00 The legislation would codify some guidelines — recently rescinded by the Education Department — for colleges on responding to campus sexual assault, in compliance with the federal gender-equity law. Tell Us: What Will It Take to Change the Climate on Harassment? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Tell-Us-What-Will-It-Take-to/241431 2017-10-12T11:43:00-04:00 The accusations of sexual harassment against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein raise questions for colleges and academic disciplines. Have thoughts? Share them here. By Nick DeSantis Teaching Newsletter: How Useful is Creativity? 10/12/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-How/241430 2017-10-12T10:57:00-04:00 Two new studies paint an intriguing picture about the payoff of arts training. Essential Reading on the Chapel Hill Scandal http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Essential-Reading-on-the/153 2017-10-12T00:00:00-04:00 Need to catch up on the history of academic fraud on the University of North Carolina's flagship campus? Start here. Only 1 Percent of Students Would Consider Disrupting Speakers Violently, Survey Finds http://www.chronicle.com/article/Only-1-Percent-of-Students/241426 2017-10-11T18:18:21-04:00 A new survey on free-speech attitudes and expression on campuses came out on Wednesday. Here are three interesting findings. By Julia Martinez