PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ 2016-02-11T12:04:54-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Protecting Student Journalists in a New-Media Era http://chronicle.com/article/Protecting-Student-Journalists/235274 2016-02-11T04:56:30-05:00 A campaign for state laws guaranteeing the First Amendment rights of student journalists portrays unrestricted campus newspapers as a welcome antidote to unaccountable social media. By Peter Schmidt U.S. House Backs New Bid to Require ‘National Interest’ Certification for NSF Grants http://chronicle.com/article/US-House-Backs-New-Bid-to/235275 2016-02-11T04:56:20-05:00 The bill's Republican sponsor says it's meant to ensure that the grant process is transparent and accountable. Opponents see it as "another anti-science piece of legislation." By Paul Basken Today’s Freshman Class Is the Most Likely to Protest in Half a Century http://chronicle.com/article/Today-s-Freshman-Class-Is/235273 2016-02-11T04:55:00-05:00 An annual survey, now in its 50th year, found that first-year students of all races reported being more likely to take part in demonstrations than just a year before. By Courtney Kueppers Confronting a ‘New Normal,’ Berkeley Considers Cuts http://chronicle.com/article/Confronting-a-New/235276 2016-02-11T04:55:00-05:00 The university must undertake a major effort to streamline its operations, its chancellor said, even as he acknowledged that some of the changes could be "painful." By Eric Kelderman What Obama's 2017 Budget Means for Higher Ed http://chronicle.com/article/What-Obamas-2017-Budget-Means/235250 2016-02-10T04:55:00-05:00 The president's final budget proposal includes a boost for community colleges and gives science researchers reason to worry. Here's a look at the key items.  By Kelly Field, Paul Basken, and Brock Read Inside One University's Pursuit of Nine-Figure Donations http://chronicle.com/article/Inside-One-Universitys/235245 2016-02-09T12:28:00-05:00 Northwestern University’s remarkable year illustrates how one blockbuster donation can lead to another. By Drew Lindsay Turmoil Continues at a Maryland Campus With a Provost’s Resignation and Faculty Firings http://chronicle.com/article/Turmoil-Continues-at-a/235239 2016-02-09T04:55:31-05:00 The dispute over a controversial retention plan pushed by the president of Mount St. Mary’s University has now sparked a round of casualties. By Katherine Mangan Congress Again Scrutinizes Colleges With Big Endowments http://chronicle.com/article/Congress-Again-Scrutinizes/235238 2016-02-09T04:55:00-05:00 Private institutions whose nest eggs exceed $1 billion are the focus of lawmakers’ questionnaires. By Goldie Blumenstyk Education Dept. Creates ‘Enforcement Unit’ to Police College Wrongdoing http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Creates/235237 2016-02-09T04:55:00-05:00 In a budget request on Tuesday, the Obama administration will ask for $13.6 million to help it react "more quickly and efficiently" to allegations of student-aid and other misconduct. By Kelly Field A Closer Look at 7 Common Requirements in Resolved Federal Sex-Assault Inquiries http://chronicle.com/article/A-Closer-Look-at-7-Common/235220 2016-02-08T04:55:00-05:00 As Title IX complaints have multiplied, the government has issued more-expansive mandates for the colleges it has investigated. By Katherine Mangan The Improvisational President http://chronicle.com/article/The-Improvisational-President/235207 2016-02-08T00:01:00-05:00 Goucher College’s José Antonio Bowen thinks the admissions process is "insane." To fix it, he’s calling on the skills he developed as a musician. By Eric Hoover The Week: What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week-What-You-Need-to/235202 2016-02-07T18:45:00-05:00 Sweet Briar’s new president says things are looking up, students at the University of Oxford want a statue of Cecil Rhodes to come down, and a Suffolk University squabble hits the newspapers. By Lawrence Biemiller How Many French-Literature Degrees Is Kentucky Really Paying For? http://chronicle.com/article/How-Many-French-Literature/235192 2016-02-05T04:55:00-05:00 Gov. Matthew G. Bevin questioned whether such students should be "subsidized by the taxpayers like engineers." But little of the state’s money supports students in any foreign-language study at all. By Eric Kelderman ‘It’s Terrifying to Do Something Like This’: Ex-Sorority Member Broadcasts Concerns About Greek Life http://chronicle.com/article/It-s-Terrifying-to-Do/235193 2016-02-05T04:55:00-05:00 When a Syracuse University senior wanted to air her grievances about body-shaming among women, she turned to YouTube. She talks about what happened next. By Rio Fernandes An Administrator’s Rape Allegation Shakes Student-Conduct Group http://chronicle.com/article/An-Administrator-s-Rape/235195 2016-02-05T04:55:00-05:00 The president-elect of the Association for Student Conduct Administration publicly accused her predecessor of assaulting her. His university placed him on paid leave while it investigates. By Katherine Mangan In a Crisis-Stricken City, a Public University Searches for Its Role http://chronicle.com/article/In-a-Crisis-Stricken-City-a/235187 2016-02-04T15:55:45-05:00 The University of Michigan at Flint has long considered itself loyal to its community. Now campus leaders have been challenged to prove what that loyalty is worth. By Steve Kolowich In Airbnb Era, Colleges Count on Housing Contracts to Deter Dorm-Room Rentals http://chronicle.com/article/In-Airbnb-Era-Colleges-Count/235171 2016-02-04T04:55:00-05:00 As students post offers on the site, colleges revisit their policies to make sure the practice is forbidden. By Courtney Kueppers What the Education Dept.'s Information-Security Breakdowns Really Mean http://chronicle.com/article/What-the-Education-Depts/235173 2016-02-04T04:55:00-05:00 Congressional hearings on the agency’s vulnerability to hackers have featured plenty of anger and acronyms. Here’s a guide to what’s at stake for students, families, and colleges. By Kelly Field Lawmakers Roast the Education Dept.’s Top Technology Officer Over Ethics and Data Security http://chronicle.com/article/Lawmakers-Roast-the-Education/235149 2016-02-03T04:56:04-05:00 In a three-hour grilling by a U.S. House committee, Danny Harris answered accusations of financial improprieties and failure to secure "vulnerable" information systems. By Kelly Field Presidents of Small Colleges Bank on Fund Raising to Survive http://chronicle.com/article/Presidents-of-Small-Colleges/235148 2016-02-03T04:55:00-05:00 Big gifts are critical, but with concerns about the future of the liberal-arts institutions, some would-be donors are asking tougher questions before giving. By Lawrence Biemiller