PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2016-07-27T22:58:53-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Spelman College Is Accused of Inaction After Anonymous Report of Gang Rape http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/spelman-college-is-accused-of-inaction-after-anonymous-report-of-gang-rape/113127 2016-07-27T16:14:20-04:00 The alleged victim, who spoke out in May through a Twitter account called "Raped at Spelman," said in tweets on Wednesday that college officials had not taken any action. U. of Michigan Settles Lawsuit Filed by Dismissed Graduate Student http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-michigan-settles-lawsuit-filed-by-dismissed-graduate-student/113115 2016-07-27T13:15:35-04:00 Jennifer Dibbern had accused the university of kicking her out because of her union activity and her efforts to change the campus's anti-harassment policy. How Clinton’s ‘Free College’ Could Cause a Cascade of Problems http://chronicle.com/article/How-Clinton-s-Free/237266 2016-07-27T04:55:00-04:00 The Democratic nominee’s proposal might sound great, but it could close many colleges, pressure some flagships, and disappoint students. By Scott Carlson and Beckie Supiano A University Makes a Rare Call to Ditch Its Title IX Exemption http://chronicle.com/article/A-University-Makes-a-Rare-Call/237267 2016-07-27T04:52:26-04:00 Since 1985, Pepperdine University has been exempt from certain provisions of Title IX. But early this year it decided to waive that status. It’s not clear what prompted the shift. By Gabriel Sandoval Charges Are Dropped Against Yale Worker Who Purposely Broke Window Depicting Slavery http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/charges-are-dropped-against-yale-worker-who-purposely-broke-window-depicting-slavery/113105 2016-07-26T14:33:32-04:00 Corey Menafee's criminal case ended a day after he went back to work at the university, which had asked prosecutors to drop the charges. Louisville Board Still Hasn't Accepted Its President's Resignation http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/louisville-board-still-hasnt-accepted-its-presidents-resignation/113101 2016-07-26T14:19:29-04:00 The Board of Trustees postponed a meeting on Tuesday at which it was slated to consider the resignation of James R. Ramsey, who said last month he would step down. The board will meet instead on Wednesday. Smithsonian Institution Is Hiring a Beer Scholar http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/smithsonian-institution-is-hiring-a-beer-scholar/113095 2016-07-26T14:03:19-04:00 The historian will work at its new American Brewing History Initiative. Happy 21st Birthday, Academe Today! http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/happy-21st-birthday-academe-today/113083 2016-07-26T13:34:48-04:00 Chronicle subscribers received the first issue of our daily newsletter on this day in 1995. The newsletter seems quite primitive by today’s standards. Apply for The Chronicle's Spring Internships http://chronicle.com/article/Apply-for-The-Chronicles/237256 2016-07-26T09:46:00-04:00 Are you an early-career journalist? We want you to apply for our paid internships. Here's how. By Andy Thomason As a College Faces Loss of Funds, Its Board Chair Refuses to Resign http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/as-college-faces-loss-of-funds-its-board-chair-refuses-to-resign/113061 2016-07-26T04:57:37-04:00 The Department of Education has threatened to withhold funds from Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, because of a federal order against its board chair. ‘Stereotypes Are at the Center’: a White House Official on Why Native Students Often Struggle http://chronicle.com/article/Stereotypes-Are-at-the/237209 2016-07-26T04:55:00-04:00 William Mendoza, director of the Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, had several false starts before completing college. He discusses how tribal colleges helped him find his way, and why they remain relevant to students today. By Kelly Field For Native Students, Education’s Promise Has Long Been Broken http://chronicle.com/article/For-Native-Students/237210 2016-07-26T04:55:00-04:00 President Obama wants more American Indian students to graduate from college. But look at the challenges these high schoolers face, and it becomes clear why that is a tall order. By Kelly Field One Idea to Ease Faculty Into Retirement: the ‘Terminal Sabbatical’ http://chronicle.com/article/One-Idea-to-Ease-Faculty-Into/237249 2016-07-26T04:55:00-04:00 At Widener University, administrators hope that a year of research and service will help professors make the transition. By Vimal Patel More Professors Know About Free Textbook Options, but Adoption Remains Low http://chronicle.com/article/More-Professors-Know-About/237252 2016-07-26T04:55:00-04:00 Only 6.6 percent of faculty members are "very aware" of open educational resources, a survey found, and many say they can’t find such materials, although their use in introductory courses is ticking up. By Goldie Blumenstyk Leaving the Reservation http://chronicle.com/article/Leaving-the-Reservation/237170 2016-07-26T04:55:00-04:00 As she prepares to graduate from high school, Charnelle Bear Medicine contemplates her future at the University of Montana. A photo essay details the final weeks of her senior year. Photographs by Rebecca Drobis for The Chronicle For Native Students, a Deepening Divide http://chronicle.com/article/For-Native-Students-a/237195 2016-07-26T04:49:00-04:00 Data show that the achievement gap between Native American students and their peers starts young and persists through college. By Kelly Field Watch This University Chancellor Catch a Bunch of Pokémon http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/watch-this-university-chancellor-catch-a-bunch-of-pokemon/113059 2016-07-25T17:49:56-04:00 The University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee put out a video of its chancellor, Mark Mone, stepping out of his office for a "meeting." Adams State U. Settles Lawsuit With Professor Who Was Banned From Campus http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/adams-state-u-settles-lawsuit-with-professor-who-was-banned-from-campus/113029 2016-07-25T14:52:18-04:00 The university lifted the ban and will pay $100,000 to resolve the dispute. Former U. of Alaska Student Acquitted of Rape Says University Is Withholding His Degree http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/former-u-of-alaska-student-acquitted-of-rape-says-university-is-withholding-his-degree/113025 2016-07-25T14:42:23-04:00 The former hockey player was found not guilty of two sexual-assault charges in February. But the university's investigation is still open, and the investigators have yet to schedule an interview with him, according to a lawsuit. Small College to Close After Accreditor's Recognition Is Thrown Into Doubt http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/small-college-to-close-after-accreditors-recognition-is-thrown-into-doubt/113024 2016-07-25T14:40:28-04:00 The Pennsylvania college is one of more than 900 for-profit institutions reeling from the Education Department's call to shut down the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.