PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Government http://chronicle.com/section/Government/21/ 2016-05-29T15:20:47-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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 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 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 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 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 Early Evidence: The College Scorecard Made a Difference, but Only for Some Groups of Students http://chronicle.com/article/Early-Evidence-The-College/236470 2016-05-13T04:55:00-04:00 New research finds that the government’s college-comparison tool had an impact, but that it was concentrated among advantaged students. By Beckie Supiano Governor's Veto Won't End Fight Over Concealed Guns at Georgia's Public Colleges http://chronicle.com/article/Governors-Veto-Wont-End/236343 2016-05-03T17:25:00-04:00 Nathan Deal, a Republican, had supported expanding gun rights to bars and churches. But he said the legislation failed to give campuses flexibility to set their own rules. By Katherine Mangan What Can the U.S. Learn From Switzerland, a World Leader in Apprenticeships? http://chronicle.com/article/What-Can-the-US-Learn-From/236323 2016-05-02T04:55:00-04:00 Ambassador Martin Dahinden explains why two-thirds of his nation’s high-school graduates serve as apprentices and describes how America could import elements of the Swiss plan. By Kelly Field What Lawmakers in One State Talk About When They Talk About Diversity http://chronicle.com/article/What-Lawmakers-in-One-State/236206 2016-04-22T04:55:00-04:00 After grilling university officials over diversity offices, diversity spending, and diversity goals, Republican legislators in Tennessee have now sent a bill to the governor’s desk with sharp restrictions. By Sarah Brown How One College’s Lobbyist Is Handling a Controversial Bathroom Bill http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-s-Lobbyist/236110 2016-04-14T04:55:00-04:00 Tennessee is one of several states where lawmakers have proposed legislation assailed as anti-transgender. The flagship’s chief lobbyist is charged with teasing out its effects on the campus — financial and otherwise. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Inside the Elaborate Web Presence of the Government's Fake University http://chronicle.com/article/Inside-the-Elaborate-Web/235982 2016-04-06T04:55:00-04:00 The Department of Homeland Security used a sham college to charge 21 people with visa fraud. Like most universities, it had an active life on social media. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Why the Budget Stalemate in Illinois Is Hitting One University Especially Hard http://chronicle.com/article/Why-the-Budget-Stalemate-in/235906 2016-03-31T04:55:00-04:00 Education experts worry that the uncertain fate of Chicago State University could drag down residents of the city’s South Side, where learning alternatives are few. By Beckie Supiano The Places on Campus Where Concealed-Carry Is Most Controversial http://chronicle.com/article/The-Places-on-Campus-Where/235885 2016-03-30T04:55:00-04:00 Day-care centers, disciplinary hearings, and faculty offices are among the settings where Texas and Georgia have wrestled over whether to allow guns. By Katherine Mangan In New Rule on Student-Loan Forgiveness, 2 Lawmakers Demand Fewer ‘Hoops’ http://chronicle.com/article/In-New-Rule-on-Student-Loan/235731 2016-03-17T04:55:00-04:00 The Education Department’s latest plan to allow students claiming they were defrauded to seek relief is a "vast improvement," the Democrats said, but still doesn’t go far enough. By Kelly Field ‘We Need Many More College Graduates,’ Says Obama’s Departing Higher-Ed Adviser http://chronicle.com/article/We-Need-Many-More-College/235712 2016-03-16T04:55:00-04:00 James Kvaal, who stepped down last week, was involved in nearly every college issue of the Obama years. The upshot? No "walk-off home run," but "a series of singles." By Kelly Field As FCC Auction Looms, Colleges Consider the Value of Their Airwaves http://chronicle.com/article/As-FCC-Auction-Looms-Colleges/235710 2016-03-16T04:55:00-04:00 Howard University, for instance, stands to gain millions if it sells. But supporters and alumni of the historically black institution are concerned about what it would lose. By Kelly Field A Grim Budget Picture Means Even More Pain for Louisiana’s Colleges http://chronicle.com/article/A-Grim-Budget-Picture-Means/235556 2016-03-02T04:49:00-05:00 The state’s fiscal problems are once again putting the squeeze on higher education, leaving colleges bracing for another round of sharp cuts. By Eric Kelderman Education Dept. Defends Its Approach to Title IX in Face of Senate Pressure http://chronicle.com/article/Education-Dept-Defends-Its/235370 2016-02-19T04:55:00-05:00 The agency denied a key senator’s accusation that it had strayed beyond the law in pressuring colleges to take tough stands against sexual harassment and assault. By Peter Schmidt Mizzou Tries to Heal a Fractured Relationship With Its Legislature http://chronicle.com/article/Mizzou-Tries-to-Heal-a/235354 2016-02-18T04:56:40-05:00 Many state lawmakers say they remain embarrassed by the turmoil that shook the Columbia campus last fall. Their anger has placed the university on the defensive. By Eric Kelderman