PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education https://chronicle.com/ 2019-05-19T04:20:28-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education ‘Someone Is Going to End Up Dead’ https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20190517-CMUfrat 2019-05-17T16:00:00-04:00 The story of a rogue fraternity and the university that couldn’t — or wouldn’t — rein it in. By Jack Stripling Colleges Have Anti-Drinking Rules on the Books, but Which Ones Actually Work? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Have-Anti-Drinking/246328 2019-05-17T16:00:00-04:00 A new study aimed to find out. Tailgating bans? Yeah. Keg registration? Not so much. By Alexander C. Kafka They Came, They Saw, They Translated: Here’s How Diplomas Get Their Latin https://www.chronicle.com/article/They-Came-They-Saw-They/246327 2019-05-17T15:40:00-04:00 Every year, colleges that confer degrees in Latin rely on scholars to ensure their translations aren’t a train wreck. It’s a taller order that you might think. By Emma Pettit USC Paid Former Medical-School Dean, Accused of Drug-Fueled Double Life, Nearly $1 Million in Severance https://www.chronicle.com/article/USC-Paid-Former-Medical-School/246326 2019-05-17T15:39:00-04:00 The saga of Carmen Puliafito at the University of Southern California is just one of dozens of scandals in recent years that have cost colleges plenty. By Dan Bauman Every Year, Boston Asks Its Colleges to Pay for Their Footprint. Every Year, They Come Up Short. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Every-Year-Boston-Asks-Its/246324 2019-05-17T14:04:00-04:00 The city created a voluntary program to collect revenue from its largest tax-exempt institutions, like Harvard and Boston Universities. But as contributions fall off, activists demand that the city get tougher. By Zipporah Osei The Humanities Without Nostalgia https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Humanities-Without/246323 2019-05-17T14:00:00-04:00 Harking back to an era of “peak English” betrays marginalized scholars. By Devin M. Garofalo, Anna Hinton, Kari Nixon, and Jessie Reeder Are Women Invisible to Economists? One Scholar Is Stripping Down to Make Them Look https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20190516-bateman 2019-05-17T11:00:00-04:00 Victoria Bateman’s naked protests challenge what she sees as the field’s gender problem. By Alexander C. Kafka Why Are SAT Takers Getting an ‘Adversity Score’? Here’s Some Context. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Are-SAT-Takers-Getting-an/246318 2019-05-16T22:53:00-04:00 Dozens of colleges are using a new tool that measures students’ socioeconomic disadvantages. It’s an attempt to quantify the challenges many applicants encounter. By Eric Hoover New Retirement Deal Could Offer Relief to Pennsylvania’s Struggling Public Colleges https://www.chronicle.com/article/New-Retirement-Deal-Could/246314 2019-05-16T21:33:00-04:00 Under an agreement between the State System of Higher Education and its faculty union, nearly 1,000 full-time faculty members would qualify for “phased” retirement this fall. By Lee Gardner U. of Texas Is Sued Over Affirmative Action in Admissions. Yes, Again. https://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Texas-Is-Sued-Over/246317 2019-05-16T20:00:00-04:00 The plaintiff is Students for Fair Admissions, the same group that has also sued Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. By Nell Gluckman Why One Scholar Sees Little Evidence on Campus of a Free-Speech ‘Crisis’ — but Plenty of Panic https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-One-Scholar-Sees-Little/246312 2019-05-16T17:50:00-04:00 Jeffrey A. Sachs, a lecturer in politics at Canada’s Acadia University, believes that an overblown fear is gripping administrators and commentators. By Katherine Mangan Transitions: New President at Iona College, U. of California at Los Angeles Selects Provost https://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-New-President-at/246305 2019-05-16T11:09:00-04:00 Seamus Carey will step down as chief of Transylvania University to lead Iona. UCLA's next chief academic officer is a dean at Princeton University. Compiled by Julia Piper Can You Really Do Humanities Research With Your Undergraduates? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-You-Really-Do-Humanities/246289 2019-05-16T10:00:00-04:00 How to involve students in your scholarly projects in three ways that are substantive for both them and you. By Mischa Willett Everyone Wants to Measure the Value of College. Now the Gates Foundation Wants a Say. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Everyone-Wants-to-Measure-the/246301 2019-05-16T00:01:00-04:00 The need for college degrees, says its new commission, is matched by the skepticism about whether they’re worth the cost. By Katherine Mangan Alabama Just Touched Off a Nationwide Fight Over Abortion. Student Activists Are Headed to the Front Lines. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Alabama-Just-Touched-Off-a/246303 2019-05-15T19:40:00-04:00 The governor signed into law the country’s most restrictive abortion ban on Wednesday, spurring many students in the state to keep fighting for reproductive-health rights. By Nell Gluckman and Emma Pettit Why One Professor Thinks Fun Matters in Learning https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-One-Professor-Thinks-Fun/246300 2019-05-15T17:02:00-04:00 To fight boredom or nervousness among her students, a chemistry instructor adds a few games to spark engagement — and a sense of community. By Dan Berrett Has Tenure Become an Instrument of Intimidation? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Has-Tenure-Become-an/246295 2019-05-15T14:59:00-04:00 Senior faculty members assert their power by picking on people like me. By Lucy Ives Make Way for Trenches! A College Plans to Scrap Its Entire Heating System https://www.chronicle.com/article/Make-Way-for-Trenches-A/246299 2019-05-15T14:50:00-04:00 Dartmouth’s project includes replacing 26,000 feet of pipe serving 119 campus buildings. Also from this month’s Campus Spaces newsletter: an “aesthetic of sustainability,” a new art museum, a new chapel, and more. By Lawrence Biemiller Trump Wants to Use Extra Pell Money for NASA. But That Surplus Is There for a Good Reason. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Wants-to-Use-Extra-Pell/246296 2019-05-14T18:03:00-04:00 The president said Congress should divert an excess of federal student-aid dollars to other programs. But higher-education experts said the rainy-day funds are intended for the next financial downturn. By Eric Kelderman Was Harvard’s Dismissal of Sullivan From Resident-Faculty Role Just? It Depends on Whom You Ask https://www.chronicle.com/article/Was-Harvard-s-Dismissal-of/246294 2019-05-14T15:45:46-04:00 Students cite a long history of friction, while the professor’s defenders say the accusations are ginned up. By Alexander C. Kafka