PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News https://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2018-10-20T07:42:55-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Harvard Officials, Accused of Racial Bias, Defend Their Admissions Policy https://www.chronicle.com/article/Harvard-Officials-Accused-of/244870 2018-10-19T21:10:00-04:00 After the first week of a trial in which the university’s use of race in admissions decisions has been under attack, the strategies of each side are starting to come into focus. By Nell Gluckman 2 Former Officials at Fort Valley State U. Are Charged in Prostitution Investigation https://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Former-Officials-at-Fort/244869 2018-10-19T18:28:00-04:00 Warrants were issued for the arrest of the Georgia university’s former chief legal counsel and a former executive assistant to the president. By Cailin Crowe One College Used Football to Win Fame. But What Has It Lost? https://www.chronicle.com/article/One-College-Used-Football-to/244861 2018-10-19T16:00:00-04:00 On countless TV screens, Independence Community College stands for second chances. But to many people who live in the Kansas town, watching the show that made their town famous is like staring into a broken mirror. By Emma Pettit U. of Southern California Settles With Patients of Gynecologist Accused of Abuses for $215 Million https://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Southern-California/244867 2018-10-19T14:47:00-04:00 Each patient who shares details of the harm she suffered could receive up to $250,000, the university said on Friday. By Lindsay Ellis Harvard on Trial https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Harvard-on-Trial/229 2018-10-19T00:00:00-04:00 A trial over the race-conscious admissions policy of Harvard University could have lasting implications for selective colleges. Here is detailed background on the case and coverage of the trial as it unfolded, in a federal court in Boston. What Happened After 2 Colleges Banned Hard Liquor at Fraternities https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Happened-After-2-Colleges/244855 2018-10-18T21:28:00-04:00 Last month the North-American Interfraternity Conference called for such a ban at all its member chapters. Here’s how such a policy has worked at Mizzou and Purdue. By Andy Tsubasa Field At Harvard Trial, a Dissection of Student Applications and Some Testy Exchanges https://www.chronicle.com/article/At-Harvard-Trial-a-Dissection/244854 2018-10-18T19:24:00-04:00 Admissions officials defended their process in the fourth day of a trial in which the university has been accused of discriminating against Asian-American applicants. By Nell Gluckman Transitions: Naval Postgraduate School Selects New President, New Provost Named at Cabrini U. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Transitions-Naval/244848 2018-10-18T18:25:00-04:00 The next leader of the Naval Postgraduate School has been president of College of DuPage since 2016. Cabrini's new provost comes from Cottey College. Compiled by Julia Piper How This Sociologist’s Research Led a State to Abolish the Death Penalty https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-This-Sociologist-s/244852 2018-10-18T18:00:00-04:00 After years of debate, a state supreme court’s ruling gave “great weight” to Katherine Beckett’s analysis of race in criminal justice. By Lee Gardner 3 Takeaways From Harvard’s Alumni Interview Handbook https://www.chronicle.com/article/3-Takeaways-From-Harvard-s/244853 2018-10-18T17:18:00-04:00 The document, made public in a lawsuit challenging the university’s race-conscious admissions process, suggests that interviewers steer clear of questions about test scores. By Cailin Crowe Why One Science Professor Has Students Write a Children’s Book https://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-One-Science-Professor-Has/244844 2018-10-18T11:09:00-04:00 A biologist lets students in his upper-level courses choose to write a book explaining complex concepts to kids instead of taking a final exam. Disenchanted Ph.D. Recipients, Take Solace: It Gets Better, New Research Suggests https://www.chronicle.com/article/Disenchanted-PhD-Recipients/244840 2018-10-18T00:01:00-04:00 Despite complaints that doctorates aren’t worth it nowadays, over time graduates say their programs prepared them well for their jobs, whether academic or nonacademic. By Vimal Patel What Factors Hold Back the Careers of Women and Faculty of Color? Columbia U. Went Looking for Answers https://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Factors-Hold-Back-the/244841 2018-10-18T00:01:00-04:00 The university has released detailed data on how salary, workload, work-life balance, and climate issues affect scholars’ experience on campus. By Audrey Williams June U. of Southern Maine Pulls Course That Gave Students Credit for Protesting Against Kavanaugh https://www.chronicle.com/article/U-of-Southern-Maine-Pulls/244839 2018-10-17T17:09:00-04:00 The one-credit course, which bused students to Washington, D.C., was offered by a retired economics professor who has now been banned from teaching. By Cailin Crowe How Harvard’s Admissions Office Courts Donors and Low-Income Students https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Harvard-s-Admissions/244834 2018-10-17T13:44:00-04:00 The third day of testimony in a trial challenging the university’s admissions policies revealed new details about the once-secretive process. Harvard has been accused of discriminating against Asian-American applicants. By Nell Gluckman At Harvard Admissions Trial, a Dean Defends Decades of His Work https://www.chronicle.com/article/At-Harvard-Admissions-Trial-a/244813 2018-10-16T18:39:00-04:00 William R. Fitzsimmons, who has led the university’s admissions program for more than 30 years, was questioned on Tuesday by lawyers in a case that is challenging Harvard’s race-conscious policy. By Nell Gluckman There’s a Newfound Enthusiasm for Women’s Colleges. But Can They Keep It Going? https://www.chronicle.com/article/There-s-a-Newfound/244815 2018-10-16T17:42:00-04:00 Social changes like the #MeToo movement have opened students’ eyes to the benefits of women’s colleges, their leaders say. By Cailin Crowe 2 Academic Groups Urge U. of Michigan to Use Restraint in Clash Over Letters of Recommendation https://www.chronicle.com/article/2-Academic-Groups-Urge-U-of/244814 2018-10-16T17:31:00-04:00 The American Political Science Association and the American Association of University Professors asked the university to rethink its response to faculty members who decline to support students bound for Israel. By Steven Johnson DeVos Calls Democratic Senator’s Public Criticism of Draft Title IX Rules ‘Unbecoming and Irresponsible’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/DeVos-Calls-Democratic/244809 2018-10-16T14:15:00-04:00 In a clash of tweets, the education secretary said Sen. Patty Murray was seeking to “sow fear and falsehood.” By Eric Kelderman Can an Innovative Online College Help Adults Stay Employed? https://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-an-Innovative-Online/244797 2018-10-16T10:17:00-04:00 Foundry College is designed to prepare adults for middle-skill jobs that won’t leave them vulnerable to losing their livelihoods to a robot in the years to come. By Goldie Blumenstyk