PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education https://chronicle.com/ 2019-12-14T10:13:19-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education UNC-Chapel Hill Has a New Chancellor. He’s Already Got Critics. https://www.chronicle.com/article/UNC-Chapel-Hill-Has-a-New/247721 2019-12-13T21:33:00-05:00 Kevin M. Guskiewicz was named on Friday to the job permanently after 10 months as the interim head. His former faculty colleagues have faulted his response to the controversial deal over Silent Sam. By Michael Vasquez After Taking Heat in Louisiana, a President Moves to a More Moderate Climate https://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Taking-Heat-in/247720 2019-12-13T20:56:00-05:00 F. King Alexander, LSU’s chief and a high-profile defender of public higher ed, will jump to Oregon State. By Eric Kelderman A Cash-Strapped University Bet on Student Success — and Grew https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Cash-Strapped-University-Bet/247716 2019-12-13T15:37:51-05:00 A major investment in undergraduate support, close attention to data, and a shift in the way it allocates resources gave the University of Rhode Island a lot to celebrate. By Kelly Field As Trump Administration Tries to Roll Back Student-Loan Oversight, It Finds Itself Repeatedly in Court https://www.chronicle.com/article/As-Trump-Administration-Tries/247710 2019-12-12T20:33:00-05:00 The Education Department’s emphasis on “transparency” over regulation may be a losing political strategy. By Danielle McLean Posting a Photo of Herself in a Hijab Caused an Uproar. She Doesn’t Regret It. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Posting-a-Photo-of-Herself-in/247709 2019-12-12T19:03:00-05:00 After years of limbo and loss, Larycia Hawkins found a position at a university that, she says, has embraced her. By Emma Pettit Another University Is Leasing Its Utility Operations for a Huge Cash Infusion. Is That a Smart Idea? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Another-University-Is-Leasing/247708 2019-12-12T18:19:00-05:00 Iowa lawmakers have been stingy with public higher-education funding. So the state’s flagship university is betting that investing a lump sum from private investors in a 50-year deal will pay off. By Eric Kelderman Making the Most of Multiple-Choice Exams https://www.chronicle.com/article/Making-the-Most-of/247704 2019-12-12T04:00:00-05:00 Asking students to engage with every answer choice can foster critical thinking and productive failure. By Beckie Supiano Trump Has Signed Orders on Campus Speech and Anti-Semitism. Some Critics See Potential for Conflict. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Trump-Has-Signed-Orders-on/247706 2019-12-11T20:59:00-05:00 Colleges may have to balance the right to free speech with their need for federal money. By Katherine Mangan This Professor Was Accused of Bullying Grad Students. Now He’s Being Banned From Teaching. https://www.chronicle.com/article/This-Professor-Was-Accused-of/247705 2019-12-11T20:11:00-05:00 Barrett Watten, an English professor and poet at Wayne State University, was found to have “engaged in a hostile environment/sexual harassment,” among other things. Watten says the findings are “false or inaccurate as represented.” By Megan Zahneis ‘The Administration Is Assuming That We Are Going to Do Their Dirty Work’ https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20191211-harvardstrikeforum 2019-12-11T18:00:00-05:00 Graduate workers at Harvard are striking. Here’s what they want, and how they plan to get it. By Maximilian Alvarez Transitions: U. of North Dakota Selects President, New Provost at the U. of Kansas https://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-U-of-North/247698 2019-12-11T17:39:00-05:00 The University of North Dakota's next chief executive is a retired dean from the U.S. Air Force Academy.  Compiled by Julia Piper Education Department Calls Colleges’ Foreign Contracts ‘Disturbing’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/Education-Department-Calls/247703 2019-12-11T15:37:00-05:00 The department’s principal deputy counsel says the Senate may want to open an inquiry; and other news in gobal higher ed. By Karin Fischer Researchers Will Keep $2-Million Prize After U. of Florida Changes Policy https://www.chronicle.com/article/Researchers-Will-Keep/247702 2019-12-11T14:57:00-05:00 The university said it would not seek the money, and would create such a policy only as part of the collective-bargaining process. By Vimal Patel To Reach Gen-Z Students, Colleges Meet Them Where They Are — on TikTok https://www.chronicle.com/article/To-Reach-Gen-Z-Students/247701 2019-12-11T14:45:00-05:00 Campus social-media teams are increasingly using the platform as a recruitment tool. But creating new content in a fast-changing, meme-heavy digital ecosystem isn’t easy. By Lauren Fisher American Council of Learned Societies Committed to Institutional Diversity https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/american-council-of-learned-societies-committed-to-institutional-diversity/ 2019-12-11T14:37:53-05:00 For example, fellowship peer-review process now takes into account applicants’ teaching responsibilities and relative access to resources. Every Campus Has Buildings to Learn From. Here Are Some of the Best. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Every-Campus-Has-Buildings-to/247699 2019-12-11T13:05:00-05:00 For the final “Campus Spaces,” a look at campus buildings that offer important lessons. By Lawrence Biemiller 4 Tips on Applying for Jobs Outside of Academe https://www.chronicle.com/article/4-Tips-on-Applying-for-Jobs/247684 2019-12-11T10:00:00-05:00 What’s most important on a Ph.D.’s application for a tenure-track job might be least important in applying for many nonacademic ones. By Ben Dumbauld Confusion Still Reigns Over Student Aid. Here’s Why. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Confusion-Still-Reigns-Over/247695 2019-12-10T21:22:00-05:00 Congress has approved changes to simplify how students apply for federal student aid, but how grants and loans get explained to students is still a mess. By Goldie Blumenstyk A Professor’s Writings About Pederasty Enraged Students. So They Protested at His Home. https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Professor-s-Writings-About/247694 2019-12-10T20:50:00-05:00 A group of protesters outraged by a professor’s writings banged on the front door of his house on Monday evening, filmed their demonstration, and were escorted away by the police. By Katherine Mangan Justice Department Ends Oversight of U. of New Mexico’s Handling of Sexual Misconduct https://www.chronicle.com/article/Justice-Department-Ends/247693 2019-12-10T18:46:00-05:00 After monitoring the university for three years, the federal agency said it had made certain changes and was now in compliance. By Nell Gluckman