PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration https://www.chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ 2018-10-18T15:57:53-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How Harvard’s Admissions Office Courts Donors and Low-Income Students https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Harvard-s-Admissions/244834 2018-10-17T13:44:00-04:00 The third day of testimony in a trial challenging the university’s admissions policies revealed new details about the once-secretive process. Harvard has been accused of discriminating against Asian-American applicants. By Nell Gluckman At Harvard Admissions Trial, a Dean Defends Decades of His Work https://www.chronicle.com/article/At-Harvard-Admissions-Trial-a/244813 2018-10-16T18:39:00-04:00 William R. Fitzsimmons, who has led the university’s admissions program for more than 30 years, was questioned on Tuesday by lawyers in a case that is challenging Harvard’s race-conscious policy. By Nell Gluckman There’s a Newfound Enthusiasm for Women’s Colleges. But Can They Keep It Going? https://www.chronicle.com/article/There-s-a-Newfound/244815 2018-10-16T17:42:00-04:00 Social changes like the #MeToo movement have opened students’ eyes to the benefits of women’s colleges, their leaders say. By Cailin Crowe DeVos Calls Democratic Senator’s Public Criticism of Draft Title IX Rules ‘Unbecoming and Irresponsible’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/DeVos-Calls-Democratic/244809 2018-10-16T14:15:00-04:00 In a clash of tweets, the education secretary said Sen. Patty Murray was seeking to “sow fear and falsehood.” By Eric Kelderman U. of Texas Overhauls Program on Masculinity to Avoid Stigma https://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Texas-Overhauls-Program/244804 2018-10-15T20:11:34-04:00 MasculinUT will continue to focus on reducing sexual assault, but the program will move away from the campus mental-health center. By Katherine Mangan Harvard Admissions Trial Opens With Arguments Focused on Diversity https://www.chronicle.com/article/Harvard-Admissions-Trial-Opens/244800 2018-10-15T14:51:00-04:00 In a packed courtroom, the lawyer representing critics of the university’s undergraduate admissions policy said, “Diversity is not on trial here.” Harvard’s lawyer suggested that without such a policy, the courtroom would not be as diverse as it is. By Nell Gluckman How a Low-Profile Leader Made Big Changes at Indiana U. https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-Low-Profile-Leader-Made/244779 2018-10-14T17:30:00-04:00 With little fanfare, Michael McRobbie has brought about a renewal on a campus where many once felt progress had halted. By Eric Kelderman Harvard’s Race-Conscious Admissions Policy Goes on Trial on Monday. Here’s What to Expect. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Harvard-s-Race-Conscious/244793 2018-10-12T19:03:00-04:00 The latest front in the fight over affirmative action opens in a federal courtroom in Boston and could have lasting implications for colleges nationwide. By Nell Gluckman At Stanford, a Conservative Student Was Confronted at a Pro-Kavanaugh Event. Now He’s Pressing Charges. https://www.chronicle.com/article/At-Stanford-a-Conservative/244791 2018-10-12T17:17:00-04:00 The dust-up was just one of several campus clashes this week as some students celebrated the appointment of the newest Supreme Court justice. By Chris Quintana How 3 Colleges Changed Their Sexual-Assault Practices in Response to a National Survey https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-3-Colleges-Changed-Their/244777 2018-10-11T21:39:00-04:00 The survey, sponsored by the Association of American Universities, prompted more hiring for Title IX offices and other shifts to improve how campuses respond to reports of sexual misconduct. By Andy Tsubasa Field For U. of Virginia’s Miller Center, a Reckoning in the #MeToo Era https://www.chronicle.com/article/For-U-of-Virginia-s-Miller/244776 2018-10-11T19:44:17-04:00 Complaints about sexual harassment inside the esteemed public-policy institute have provoked a difficult reflection about how big donors and scholars alike let its culture go so wrong. By Jack Stripling Chancellor Dies at Southern Illinois U. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Chancellor-Dies-at-Southern/244770 2018-10-11T10:04:00-04:00 Carlo D. Montemagno had led the university’s Carbondale campus since August 2017. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Charlie Kirk’s New Book, a Broadside Against Higher Ed, Is Heavy on the Anecdotes https://www.chronicle.com/article/Charlie-Kirk-s-New-Book-a/244765 2018-10-10T21:20:00-04:00 In a scant 160 pages, the founder of Turning Point USA tells a series of stories, not all of them about “the battle on campus.” By Chris Quintana Louisville’s New President Says, ‘It Was a Question of Fit’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/Louisville-s-New-President/244762 2018-10-10T18:43:00-04:00 Neeli Bendapudi explains why she chose to become president of the University of Louisville, and how she hopes to help it recover from years of scandal. By Eric Kelderman American Grad Student, Barred From Entering Israel, Remains in Custody Over Alleged Activism https://www.chronicle.com/article/American-Grad-Student-Barred/244759 2018-10-09T21:16:00-04:00 Lara Alqasem, a 22-year-old alumna of the University of Florida, has been held for a week at an Israeli airport for recently serving as president of the university’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Law Students Plan Walkout on Wednesday to Protest Kavanaugh Confirmation https://www.chronicle.com/article/Law-Students-Plan-Walkout-on/244758 2018-10-09T18:46:00-04:00 Organizers in New York are mobilizing students around the country for a three-day strike that calls for the new Supreme Court justice’s impeachment. By Steven Johnson Anonymous Website Aims to Out Sexual Assaulters at U. of Washington https://www.chronicle.com/article/Anonymous-Website-Aims-to-Out/244755 2018-10-09T14:42:00-04:00 The new site, “Make Them Scared,” allows nameless accusers to name their alleged assailants. Its moderators are encouraging more people to participate. By Chris Quintana Don’t Stop Inviting Controversial Speakers. Just Prepare Prudently. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Don-t-Stop-Inviting/244732 2018-10-07T18:30:00-04:00 Student collaboration across political lines, early planning, careful crowd control, and public preparatory discussion of free-speech principles are among the ways colleges can make a potentially tense situation manageable. By Ben Gose ‘We’re Going to Do This’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/We-re-Going-to-Do-This-/244734 2018-10-06T13:30:00-04:00 How one community college faced up to its students’ struggles with opioid addiction and vowed to help them fight for their lives. By Claire Hansen Nearly One Month After Hurricane Florence, This Campus Is Still Picking Up the Pieces https://www.chronicle.com/article/Nearly-One-Month-After/244741 2018-10-05T17:38:00-04:00 The University of North Carolina at Wilmington canceled classes for a month — a record — while recovery crews cleaned up the mess the storm left behind. By Cailin Crowe