PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News https://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2020-01-22T21:01:23-05:00 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 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 '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 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 Brown U. Professor Took On Big Pharma. His University Pulled Him From the Classroom. https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Brown-U-Professor-Took-On/247871 2020-01-16T22:05:00-05:00 The case highlights the conflicts for colleges that employ researchers who study — and engage in advocacy against — powerful corporations. By Francie Diep Do Gateway Courses Foster Inequity? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Do-Gateway-Courses-Foster/247853 2020-01-16T11:00:00-05:00 The Gardner Institute sees fixing foundational courses as a social-justice issue. The reason: A disproportionate share of students who struggle in those classes come from disadvantaged groups. By Beth McMurtrie Colleges Struggle to Serve Millions of Dropouts. Have These Men Cracked the Code? https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20190116-CollegeForDropouts 2020-01-16T10:00:00-05:00 College Unbound removes barriers and empowers students to drive the curriculum. But can it succeed on a larger scale? By Kelly Field This Public College Wants to Punish 2 Students for Hate Speech. Is That Legal? https://www.chronicle.com/article/This-Public-College-Wants-to/247865 2020-01-15T22:01:00-05:00 A lawsuit against UConn pits tolerance against freedom of speech. Some say the university overstepped its authority. By Bennett Leckrone Berkeley TAs Are Awarded Millions in Back Pay https://www.chronicle.com/article/Berkeley-TAs-Are-Awarded/247864 2020-01-15T20:15:00-05:00 The ruling applies to only one department at Berkeley, but the whole University of California system is likely to take note, an expert says. By Alexander C. Kafka Transitions: Clark U. Names Next President, New Student Affairs Chief at Tuskegee U. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-Clark-U-Names/247859 2020-01-15T17:43:00-05:00 David B. Fithian will take the helm at Clark in July. Tuskegee's new vice president for student affairts comes from Southern University. Compiled by Julia Piper The Gloves Are Off: What a Deal Between a Mega-University and a Community-College System Says About the Fight for Students https://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Gloves-Are-Off-What-a/247854 2020-01-15T07:00:00-05:00 Transfer agreements don’t usually signal a sea change. But an agreement between Pennsylvania’s community colleges and Southern New Hampshire University may do just that. By Goldie Blumenstyk What Instructors Can Learn From Improv https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Instructors-Can-Learn/247837 2020-01-15T00:01:00-05:00 How the rules of an improvisational performance can help professors unlock their students’ creativity. By Beckie Supiano How Baylor Revamped Its Mental-Health Services Amid a Scandal https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Baylor-Revamped-Its/247855 2020-01-14T20:30:00-05:00 Under fire for failing to support rape victims, the university doubled its counseling staff and built a team of eating-disorder specialists. One former student says the move saved her life. By Kathryn Palmer Senator Warren Has a Plan to Cancel Student-Loan Debt — Without Congressional Approval https://www.chronicle.com/article/Senator-Warren-Has-a-Plan-to/247850 2020-01-14T15:06:00-05:00 As critics remain skeptical that Congress will pass a mass debt-discharge plan, the presidential candidate argues that the U.S. Department of Education already has the legal authority to do so. By Vimal Patel