PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News https://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2018-12-16T08:17:09-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education North Carolina Board Rejects Chapel Hill’s Controversial Plan for Silent Sam https://www.chronicle.com/article/North-Carolina-Board-Rejects/245339 2018-12-14T16:11:00-05:00 The systemwide board said it could not support the plan, which calls for a $5.3-million campus center to house the Confederate statue. By Steven Johnson Guided by the Courts, DeVos Cancels $150 Million in Federal Student-Loan Debt https://www.chronicle.com/article/Guided-by-the-Courts-DeVos/245326 2018-12-14T03:46:00-05:00 The Education Department’s action, which sets in motion the Obama administration’s “borrower defense” rule, will grant debt relief to some 15,000 borrowers. By Don Troop Should Carol Folt Dare Her Boss to Fire Her? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Should-Carol-Folt-Dare-Her/245325 2018-12-13T20:45:00-05:00 Chapel Hill’s chancellor could signal moral clarity by refusing to display a Confederate monument on the campus. But some fear that would guarantee her dismissal, making a tense situation worse. By Jack Stripling UT-Dallas Ejects Transfer Student After His Plea Deal in Rape Case Sparks Outrage https://www.chronicle.com/article/UT-Dallas-Ejects-Transfer/245324 2018-12-13T19:27:10-05:00 Administrators, responding to the resolution of a 2016 case at Baylor University, banned the former fraternity president from commencement and kicked him out of graduate school. By Katherine Mangan These Campus Leaders Spent the Fall Taking a Racial-Equity Course. Here’s What They Learned. https://www.chronicle.com/article/These-Campus-Leaders-Spent-the/245323 2018-12-13T19:22:00-05:00 The pilot program, run by the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center, brought together college officials who otherwise might gather only in times of crisis. By Sarah Brown What Went Wrong in a University Harassment Investigation — and How Officials Are Trying to Fix It https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Went-Wrong-in-a/245322 2018-12-13T17:53:00-05:00 A University of Illinois law professor’s behavior was found to have “made the teaching and working environment uncomfortable for a countless number of female colleagues and students.” But when that behavior doesn’t clear the bar for sexual harassment, how should a university respond? By Nell Gluckman Transitions: New President Selected at Wagner College, U. of Texas at San Antonio Names New Technology Chief https://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-New-President/245316 2018-12-13T17:00:00-05:00 Wagner's next chief is provost at Franklin and Marshall College. San Antonio's vice president for information management comes from the University of North Texas. Compiled by Julia Piper ‘We’re Looking for Leadership’: Outcry on Silent Sam Builds on Eve of Critical Board Vote https://www.chronicle.com/article/We-re-Looking-for/245319 2018-12-13T15:23:00-05:00 Striking teaching assistants have injected urgency into the debate over the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Confederate monument. A member of the Board of Governors, set to meet on Friday, told The Chronicle he’d move to have them fired. By Steven Johnson U.S. House Committee Cancels Professor’s Testimony After Offensive Grad-School Blog Posts Resurface https://www.chronicle.com/article/US-House-Committee-Cancels/245315 2018-12-13T12:04:00-05:00 The faculty member had been scheduled to testify on Thursday about the federal minimum-wage debate. But after homophobic posts from his time as a Cornell University doctoral student reappeared, the panel reconsidered. By Cailin Crowe In Talks With Elsevier, UCLA Reaches for a Novel Bargaining Chip: Its Faculty https://www.chronicle.com/article/In-Talks-With-Elsevier-UCLA/245311 2018-12-12T20:14:00-05:00 Campus officials have asked professors to consider declining to review articles for the publishing giant’s journals, and to consider open-access journals instead. By Lindsay Ellis Breaking Open the ‘Black Box’ of Elite Admissions https://www.chronicle.com/article/Breaking-Open-the-Black/245309 2018-12-12T17:19:00-05:00 Noble Jones, an academic researcher, got to peek inside the admissions process of one selective liberal-arts college. What he found sheds light on the “garbage can” model of decision making. By Eric Hoover How 2 Professors Use a ‘Grade Insurance’ Project to Motivate Students https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-2-Professors-Use-a/245310 2018-12-12T17:17:00-05:00 To learn about risk and probability, business students at the University of North Texas at Denton have been creating insurance plans for their semester grade. Illinois Regulators Are Investigating a Psychiatrist Whose Research With Children Was Marred by Misconduct https://www.chronicle.com/article/Illinois-Regulators-Are/245301 2018-12-12T04:01:00-05:00 A former University of Illinois at Chicago researcher is at the center of an inquiry by a medical-licensing and disciplinary board. By Jodi S. Cohen (ProPublica Illinois) Temple Board Condemns Professor Who Criticized Israel but Defends His Freedom of Speech https://www.chronicle.com/article/Temple-Board-Condemns/245302 2018-12-11T19:31:00-05:00 Marc Lamont Hill, a professor of media studies and urban education, sparked a furor when he advocated “a free Palestine from the river to the sea,” a phrase that has been used by some anti-Israel terrorist groups. By Andy Thomason How Can Colleges Help Liberal-Arts Majors Enter the Job Market? Here’s What You Told Us https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Can-Colleges-Help/245295 2018-12-11T08:07:00-05:00 A greater investment in professional development, syllabi that focus on skills, and a touch of the liberal arts in professional majors: Those are among the proposals from newsletter readers. By Goldie Blumenstyk The Daily Briefing https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Daily-Briefing/238091 2018-12-11T04:00:00-05:00 The Daily Briefing tells individual subscribers everything they need to know about higher ed. Here’s a sample. By Andy Thomason U. of Minnesota’s Presidential Search Provokes Key Question: What’s Behind Door No. 2? https://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Minnesota-s/245296 2018-12-10T23:17:00-05:00 The search is down to a sole finalist after two contenders declined to be publicly named, and one regent says the imperfect process may also have violated open-meetings laws. By Jack Stripling How U. of Michigan Appealed to Low-Income Students With a Colorful Invitation — and a Promise of Aid https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-U-of-Michigan-Appealed-to/245294 2018-12-10T19:24:00-05:00 In an experiment described in a new working paper, the university made a letter promising financial aid seem like a golden ticket. By Chris Quintana 2 Wisconsin Chancellors, Tainted by Controversies, Are Denied Raises https://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Wisconsin-Chancellors/245291 2018-12-10T14:35:00-05:00 Joe Gow brought an adult-film star to the La Crosse campus for free-speech week; Beverly Kopper’s husband was found responsible for sexually harassing employees at UW-Whitewater. By Cailin Crowe Bridging the Gap Between Science and Government https://www.chronicle.com/article/Bridging-the-Gap-Between/245284 2018-12-09T18:30:00-05:00 Administrators in new roles work to shape federal science policy and help university researchers communicate the value of their efforts. By Julia Piper