PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News https://www.chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2019-08-22T22:23:16-04:00 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 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 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 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 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 Almanac of Higher Education 2019-20 https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/The-Almanac-of-Higher/267 2019-08-18T18:00:00-04:00 Numbers paint a portrait of higher education's strengths and weaknesses: how well and equitably colleges serve students and how institutions fare financially. A Football Coach Told His Players to Donate to the Booster Club. Now His University Says It’s Just ‘Strongly Encouraged.’ https://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Football-Coach-Told-His/246973 2019-08-16T19:18:00-04:00 Billy Napier told his players on Wednesday they would be required to become dues-paying members of the Ragin’ Cajun Athletics Foundation. The university has since walked back his comments, but player advocates say the attitude is the real problem. By Liam Knox Just in Time for Fall Term, a Cyberattack Forces an Entire College’s Systems Offline https://www.chronicle.com/article/Just-in-Time-for-Fall-Term-a/246972 2019-08-16T18:28:00-04:00 Despite a “severe” malware attack, the Stevens Institute of Technology says it believes no personal data have been exploited. By Steven Johnson Princeton Climate Scientists Tried to Ignore a Campus Skeptic. Then He Went to the White House. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Princeton-Climate-Scientists/246971 2019-08-16T13:59:00-04:00 The ascent of William Happer as a science adviser to President Trump raises questions about how scholars should respond when facing outsiders’ attacks on their foundational knowledge.     By Marc Parry Trans Students Are Found Far More Likely Than Others to Suffer From a Host of Psychological Problems https://www.chronicle.com/article/Trans-Students-Are-Found-Far/246961 2019-08-16T00:01:00-04:00 A benchmark new study shows that more than half of transgender, gender-nonconforming, and gender-nonbinary college students suffer from depression and inflict self-injury. By Alexander C. Kafka How Calling on Random Students Could Hurt Women https://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Calling-on-Random-Students/246954 2019-08-15T04:00:00-04:00 A psychologist argues that professors should encourage students to participate without singling out anyone.   By Beckie Supiano