PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration http://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ 2016-06-01T03:29:04-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education ‘Fundamental Failure’ on Sexual Assaults Brings Sweeping Change at Baylor http://chronicle.com/article/Fundamental-Failure-on/236624 2016-05-27T01:30:00-04:00 The university’s leaders face a steep challenge in enacting the reforms that they promised after Baylor’s response to sexual violence, especially involving its football team, was found to be riddled with problems. By Eric Kelderman and Robin Wilson Baylor’s Admission of Major Mistakes on Sexual Assault Sends Shock Through Its Community http://chronicle.com/article/Baylor-s-Admission-of-Major/236623 2016-05-26T20:57:11-04:00 The university’s decision to demote the president and fire the football coach left activists feeling as if their voices had finally been heard. By Katherine Mangan With Ken Starr’s Future in Doubt, Baylor Alumni Come to His Defense http://chronicle.com/article/With-Ken-Starr-s-Future-in/236608 2016-05-26T04:56:11-04:00 A petition urging the regents to keep the president in office has gained more than a thousand signatures. But some say the effort is misguided. By Katherine Mangan State Lawmakers Seek to Protect Campus Speech, With Mixed Success http://chronicle.com/article/State-Lawmakers-Seek-to/236607 2016-05-26T04:55:00-04:00 Arizona bars public colleges from confining protests to "speech zones," but other states’ legislatures resist taking stands on hot-button issues like microaggressions and trigger warnings. By Peter Schmidt Independent Investigators Seek to Save Colleges From Themselves http://chronicle.com/article/Independent-Investigators-Seek/236609 2016-05-26T04:55:00-04:00 Whom do governing boards call when their college is under fire for mishandling a sexual assault? An outsider. By Eric Kelderman The Fallout at Baylor http://chronicle.com/specialreport/The-Fallout-at-Baylor/41 2016-05-26T00:00:00-04:00 A sexual-assault controversy has led the university to demote its president and take action against members of its athletics staff. Here's how it happened, and what might come next. Video: A Longtime Force in Higher Education Reflects on the Changing Landscape http://chronicle.com/article/Video-A-Longtime-Force-in/236591 2016-05-25T04:55:00-04:00 David Longanecker, set to retire as president of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, says colleges must become more “friendly” to low-income and first-generation students. By Karin Fischer Questions Swirl Amid Reports of Baylor President’s Firing http://chronicle.com/article/Questions-Swirl-Amid-Reports/236597 2016-05-24T21:49:38-04:00 The university refused to comment on reports that Kenneth W. Starr had been ousted following a series of sexual-assault cases involving football players. By Eric Kelderman Everyone’s Waiting for Trump’s Higher-Education Platform. In the Meantime, Here are Some Clues. http://chronicle.com/article/Everyone-s-Waiting-for/236575 2016-05-24T04:56:00-04:00 The presumptive Republican presidential nominee hasn’t released a plan, but he has commented on student loans, international students, and more. By Beckie Supiano Discussing Past Suicide Attempts, Cincinnati President Aims to Lessen Stigma http://chronicle.com/article/Discussing-Past-Suicide/236573 2016-05-24T04:55:00-04:00 Santa J. Ono explains his decision to openly discuss his past battles with mental illness, including two separate occasions in which he sought to take his own life. By Jack Stripling At the End of a Watershed Year, Can Student Activists Sustain Momentum? http://chronicle.com/article/At-the-End-of-a-Watershed/236577 2016-05-24T04:55:00-04:00 The protesters who made race on campus a nationwide issue certainly intend to keep up the pressure. They’re recruiting a new generation of leaders, placing students on campus committees, and boning up on administrative bureaucracy. By Sarah Brown, Katherine Mangan, and Beth McMurtrie Regional Publics Cast Wider Nets and Rethink Retention http://chronicle.com/article/Regional-Publics-Cast-Wider/236554 2016-05-22T19:00:00-04:00 The universities aren’t aggressively recruiting in faraway states, but they are reaching beyond traditional boundaries and trying other strategies to hit enrollment goals. By Eric Hoover Where Does the Regional State University Go From Here? http://chronicle.com/article/Where-Does-the-Regional-State/236555 2016-05-22T19:00:00-04:00 Reeling from financial crises, the workhorse of public education is being reshaped on the fly. By Lee Gardner The Week: What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days http://chronicle.com/article/The-Week-What-You-Need-to/236551 2016-05-22T18:28:00-04:00 By Lawrence Biemiller What Obama’s Overtime Rule Could Mean for Colleges http://chronicle.com/article/What-Obama-s-Overtime-Rule/236539 2016-05-20T04:55:00-04:00 The rule will affect more than just postdoctoral researchers at public institutions. Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know about its potential impact. By Kelly Field Among Greek Groups, Efforts to Curb Drinking Have Little Effect http://chronicle.com/article/Among-Greek-Groups-Efforts-to/236540 2016-05-20T04:55:00-04:00 Members of fraternities and sororities who participated in alcohol-education programs drank just as heavily as before, sometimes even more heavily, a study finds. By Katherine Mangan Common App’s New Leader Ponders College Access — and Holographic Video Interviews http://chronicle.com/article/Common-App-s-New-Leader/236542 2016-05-20T04:55:00-04:00 Jenny Rickard, now at the University of Puget Sound, describes her vision for the nonprofit organization behind the widely used admissions-application platform. By Eric Hoover UNC Tuition for $500? State Lawmakers Consider the Possibility at 5 Campuses http://chronicle.com/article/UNC-Tuition-for-500-State/236512 2016-05-18T04:58:00-04:00 Legislatures in several states have tried to curb college costs, but none has gone as far as a bill in North Carolina would. The bill’s focus on minority-serving institutions adds another dimension to the debate. By Sarah Brown Why Do Politicians Keep Talking About ‘Hard-Working’ Students? http://chronicle.com/article/Why-Do-Politicians-Keep/236511 2016-05-18T04:55:00-04:00 The frequently used phrase sheds light on how politicians and the public view higher ed — and they might not all be talking about the same thing. By Beckie Supiano ‘Yes’ to Sex? Students Consider What That Looks and Sounds Like http://chronicle.com/article/Yes-to-Sex-Students/236510 2016-05-18T04:55:00-04:00 The standard of "affirmative consent" in sexual encounters has spread to many campuses, but students are still trying to figure out how to apply it. By Robin Wilson