PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education https://chronicle.com/ 2020-01-22T20:23:10-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Free College, Student-Debt Forgiveness, and Pell Grant Expansion Dominate Higher-Ed Issues for Top Democratic Candidates https://www.chronicle.com/article/Free-College-Student-Debt/247895 2020-01-22T18:05:00-05:00 The Chronicle broke down the legislative agendas of the Democratic presidential candidates featured in the last debate to see where they stood on the most popular higher-ed policy issues. By Jonathan Custodio Transitions: Rutgers U. Selects New President; New Provost at Washington U. in St. Louis https://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-Rutgers-U/247891 2020-01-22T17:45:00-05:00 The next president of Rutgers comes from Northwestern University, where he has been provost since 2017. Compiled by Julia Piper U. of Michigan Provost Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct https://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Michigan-Provost-Is/247894 2020-01-22T16:59:00-05:00 Martin Philbert, who was appointed in 2017, has been placed on administrative leave as the university investigates allegations against him. By Bennett Leckrone Oldest Confucius Institute in U.S. to Close https://www.chronicle.com/article/Oldest-Confucius-Institute-in/247893 2020-01-22T16:55:00-05:00 The University of Maryland at College Park plans to shut down its 15-year-old institute. And other news of global higher ed. By Karin Fischer Hanging Out — and Hanging On — at the MLA https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/hanging-on-at-the-mla 2020-01-22T16:33:00-05:00 Literary scholars discuss a future in peril. By Maximillian Alvarez and Len Gutkin The (Not-So-)Secret Way to Attract Majors to Your Department https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Not-So-Secret-Way-to/247860 2020-01-22T10:00:00-05:00 If you’re lucky, your department doesn’t have to do much to attract majors. But the rest of us need to start making “the ask.” By Andre P. Audette By 2020, They Said, 2 Out of 3 Jobs Would Need More Than a High-School Diploma. Were They Right? https://www.chronicle.com/article/By-2020-They-Said-2-Out-of-3/247884 2020-01-22T04:01:00-05:00 The widespread prediction came true earlier than expected, although the significance of that is a mixed bag. And where the trends are going from here is equally fuzzy. By Goldie Blumenstyk Purdue Global Has Had a Rocky Start. Is It Growing Pains or a Sign of Trouble? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Purdue-Global-Has-Had-a-Rocky/247885 2020-01-21T18:35:00-05:00 A $43-million loss last year was due in part to marketing costs. And the institution expects to turn a profit this year. By Lee Gardner Repositioning a Law School for the New Normal https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/repositioning-a-law-school-for-the-new-normal/ 2020-01-21T15:01:46-05:00 WMU-Cooley Law School is not proceeding with business as usual, writes James McGrath. 'Teaching Gives Me Credibility With Students,' Says an Administrator https://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Gives-Me-Credibility/247883 2020-01-21T14:19:00-05:00 After Jeff McClurken became an administrator at the University of Mary Washington, the professor of history and American studies wanted to continue teaching. By Carmen Mendoza Scholars Talk Writing: Kate Brown https://www.chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Talk-Writing-Kate/247857 2020-01-20T19:00:00-05:00 “Since I was in graduate school, I have had a problem with the exclusive use of the third-person voice,” the MIT professor says. By Rachel Toor Major Private Gifts to Higher Education https://www.chronicle.com/article/Major-Private-Gifts-to-Higher/128264 2020-01-20T00:06:00-05:00 Gifts of $50 million or more, dating to 1967, are compiled in this list. When 4 Years Is Not Enough, These Colleges Persist in Getting More Students to Graduate https://www.chronicle.com/article/When-4-Years-Is-Not-Enough/247863 2020-01-19T18:30:00-05:00 Some colleges have far more students graduating in the fifth or sixth year than in the traditional four. The Chronicle List Saving History at College Radio Stations, One Tape at a Time https://www.chronicle.com/article/Saving-History-at-College/247866 2020-01-19T18:30:00-05:00 Jocelyn Robinson wants to preserve the invaluable audio left behind at historically black colleges and universities. First, though, she has to find it. By Audrey Williams June Administrators Who Help Keep Students on Track https://www.chronicle.com/article/Administrators-Who-Help-Keep/247878 2020-01-19T18:25:00-05:00 Student-success positions are on the rise as colleges realize they need to improve completion to stay competitive. By Julia Piper Governor Had ‘Undue Influence’ Over U. of South Carolina Presidential Search, Accreditor Finds https://www.chronicle.com/article/Governor-Had-Undue/247877 2020-01-17T16:05:00-05:00 Charges of partisan influence have tainted several presidential searches in recent years. In South Carolina, an elected official may have gone too far. By Eric Kelderman The Real Problem With Grade Inflation https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Real-Problem-With-Grade/247876 2020-01-17T14:22:00-05:00 It’s not that colleges are catering to students, one expert says. It’s that students’ fixation on grades makes them too risk averse. By Beckie Supiano A Merger Can Save Your College, but Don’t Wait Too Long https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Merger-Can-Save-Your/247870 2020-01-17T12:00:00-05:00 An institution in dire straits will have little hope of finding a willing partner. By Ricardo Azziz, Lloyd A. Jacobs, and Haven Ladd Cluster Hiring Shouldn't Be Limited to Faculty https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/cluster-hiring-shouldnt-be-limited-to-faculty/ 2020-01-17T11:33:56-05:00 Diversity should extend through the ranks of university leadership, from the chief financial officer to admissions to alumni relations. Changes at Cincinnati Law https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/changes-at-cincinnati-law/ 2020-01-17T10:12:05-05:00 The law school has turned things around since 2015, writes Verna L. Williams.