PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education https://chronicle.com/ 2019-08-23T06:48:51-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education U. of Tulsa Faculty to Ask Oklahoma’s Attorney General to Halt Controversial Restructuring Plan https://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Tulsa-Faculty-to-Ask/246997 2019-08-22T21:19:00-04:00 A universitywide reorganization proposal has sparked an outcry from faculty, students, and alumni for its drastic cuts, mainly in the humanities. Some professors say the state’s top lawmaker may be the only one who can stop it. By Liam Knox Women-Only STEM Programs Target the Gender Gap. Now the Education Dept. Is Investigating Them for Bias. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Women-Only-STEM-Programs/246996 2019-08-22T20:45:00-04:00 Supporters of the programs argue that the inquiries distort the purpose of Title IX protections. By Steven Johnson Want to Be an English Professor? It Gets Harder Every Year https://www.chronicle.com/article/Want-to-Be-an-English/246995 2019-08-22T16:37:00-04:00 Every academic year from 2012-13 on, universities produced more doctorate recipients in English language and literature than there were jobs advertised in the MLA's Job Information List. By Ruth Hammond A College Applicant Writes About Mental-Health Challenges. Should Admissions Red-Flag That File? https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-College-Applicant-Writes/246994 2019-08-22T15:17:00-04:00 Critics say marking those applications for further review is discriminatory. But many in admissions say it is a common-sense way to keep campuses as safe as possible, and to make sure prospective students have the resources they need. By Alexander C. Kafka Apocalypse Chic https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20190823-tyson-fatalism 2019-08-22T14:36:00-04:00 For some professors, a shallow, fashionable nihilism is all the rage.   By Charlie Tyson What One Professor Learned From an Informal Teaching Experiment https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-One-Professor-Learned/246992 2019-08-22T04:02:00-04:00 It can be hard to set up a proper randomized trial, but he still learned a lot. By Dan Berrett 2 Scholars Will Leave MIT’s Media Lab Over Its Director’s Financial Ties to Jeffrey Epstein https://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Scholars-Will-Leave-MIT-s/246991 2019-08-21T19:36:00-04:00 The “scale of Ito’s involvement” with the accused child sex trafficker spurred one lab director to announce his departure plans, and another academic’s resignation followed closely. By Liam Knox The New Norm for Back to School: Active-Shooter-Response Training https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-New-Norm-for-Back-to/246990 2019-08-21T17:54:00-04:00 As faculty and students return to campuses nationwide, some orientations are incorporating preparation for the worst-case scenario. By Will Jarvis Columbia Had Little Success Placing English Ph.D.s on the Tenure Track. ‘Alarm’ Followed, and the University Responded. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Columbia-Had-Little-Success/246989 2019-08-21T17:37:00-04:00 The graduate students want the department to open up its idea of what placement should be, the chair said. “We’re willing to do that, and we’ve started.” By Emma Pettit Transitions: New President Named at U. of Akron, Seton Hall U. Selects Student-Services Chief https://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-New-President/246985 2019-08-21T17:00:00-04:00 The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay will replace Akron's interim president in the fall. Compiled by Julia Piper Student Debt Rises Among the Oldest Borrowers https://www.chronicle.com/article/Student-Debt-Rises-Among-the/246988 2019-08-21T13:57:00-04:00 Over two recent decades, older students have drastically increased the rates at which they borrow for college. They’re also racking up higher amounts. By Steven Johnson Court Rules for International Students in Fake College Case https://www.chronicle.com/article/Court-Rules-for-International/246987 2019-08-21T12:40:00-04:00 An appeals court orders a review of a case brought by several students caught up in a federal government sting. By Karin Fischer The Shortcomings of Painting With a Broad Brush https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/the-shortcomings-of-painting-with-a-broad-brush/ 2019-08-21T11:22:42-04:00 Don't condemn all business programs just because some may be deficient, writes Steven Weiner. Business Education Benefits Society — And the Academy https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/letters/business-education-benefits-society-and-the-academy/ 2019-08-21T10:37:56-04:00 Studying one of the most powerful and complex institutions in society is vital, intellectually-challenging, sometimes influential work, writes Lee Bolman. Three Trends of Note; Plus a Milestone for a ‘Free College Venture’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/Three-Trends-of-Note-Plus-a/246983 2019-08-21T08:00:00-04:00 Among the many findings in this year’s Almanac, the data on higher education stratification by race and income show there’s still work to be done. By Goldie Blumenstyk The 'Mind-Set List,' a Whimsical Reminder of Generational Change on Campuses, Gets a New Home https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Mind-Set-List-a/246982 2019-08-21T05:00:00-04:00 The team behind higher-ed’s annual reminder on generational perspective begins a collaboration with Marist College, with suggestions of an eventual handoff. By Don Troop Scholars Talk Writing: Stanley Hauerwas https://www.chronicle.com/article/Scholars-Talk-Writing-Stanley/246922 2019-08-21T05:00:00-04:00 "There is nothing I am not interested in. That’s my strength. My weakness is there is nothing I am not interested in." By Rachel Toor Conservatives Say Professors’ Politics Ruins College. Students Say It’s More Complicated. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Conservatives-Say/246981 2019-08-20T18:30:00-04:00 Most students say they’re comfortable sharing their views in classrooms. But some conservatives among them still report feeling unwelcome. By Steven Johnson Alaska Regents Vote to Terminate Exigency Declaration https://www.chronicle.com/article/Alaska-Regents-Vote-to/246980 2019-08-20T17:24:00-04:00 The governor’s decision to relent to smaller cuts means the financial-emergency procedure isn’t needed, for now. By Katherine Mangan The New Standards for Nonprofit Technology http://connect.chronicle.com/NonprofitTechCSSF19.html 2019-08-20T11:34:00-04:00 Organizations need to move from seeing technology as solely owned by the IT department to systems that all departments can use to advance the organization's mission. Learn how nonprofits are integrating technology from grantmaking to customer service.