PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2016-02-10T12:49:18-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Acknowledging 'New Normal,' Berkeley Announces Broad Plan to Shore Up Finances http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/acknowledging-new-normal-berkeley-announces-broad-plan-to-shore-up-finances/108528 2016-02-10T11:00:39-05:00 "Every aspect of Berkeley's operations and organizational structure will be under consideration," the chancellor wrote in a message on Wednesday morning. 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 Flagging Disciplines Reclaim Their Relevance http://chronicle.com/article/Flagging-Disciplines-Reclaim/235253 2016-02-10T04:55:00-05:00 Facing stagnant enrollment, some foreign-language departments remake the curriculum to demonstrate their value to students and colleges. They may have lessons for other beleaguered programs as well. By Dan Berrett Fallout at Mount St. Mary's Spreads as Scholars Protest Firings http://chronicle.com/article/Fallout-at-Mount-St-Marys/235251 2016-02-10T04:52:00-05:00 The American Association of University Professors and free-speech groups are among those condemning the university’s abrupt dismissal of two faculty members this week. By Sarah Brown and Katherine Mangan Here's a Snapshot of Online Learning in 2015 http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/heres-a-snapshot-of-online-learning-in-2015/108514 2016-02-09T13:41:42-05:00 In its final survey of online education, the Babson Survey Research Group found that, among other things, faculty members remain skeptical of it. 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 After 10 Days on the Lam, Wayward Goat Is Back at U. of Iowa http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/after-10-days-on-the-lam-wayward-goat-is-back-at-u-of-iowa/108502 2016-02-09T04:55:26-05:00 "We are very happy to report that William the Goat is in custody and back home in a nice warm pen out at the University Research Park," the police said. Black Students Are Overrepresented in Low-Paying Majors, Study Finds http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/black-students-are-overrepresented-in-low-paying-majors-study-finds/108479 2016-02-09T04:55:23-05:00 More African-American students attend college, but they disproportionately pick majors that lead to low-paying jobs, such as human services and community organization. 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 Boom in Online Tutoring Means Another Cost for Many Students http://chronicle.com/article/Boom-in-Online-Tutoring-Means/235236 2016-02-09T04:27:30-05:00 One student's perspective: "It’s Thursday night and you have two big homeworks due Friday. Your friends are going out. You’re just like, I just want to finish this, I don’t really care how this gets done." By Jeffrey R. Young Proposed Budget Would Be 'Detrimental' to Kentucky State U., President Says http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/proposed-budget-would-be-detrimental-to-kentucky-state-u-president-says/108491 2016-02-08T14:46:35-05:00 Raymond M. Burse said that, under the current proposal, the university would have to "declare financial exigency and/or prepare a closure plan." Trends, Teaching, Transformation: The Chronicle's Sessions at SXSWedu http://chronicle.com/article/Trends-Teaching/235209 2016-02-08T10:55:00-05:00 At next month's conference, we will again borrow a page from the TV show Shark Tank with a return of our "Shark Tank: Edu Edition." Apollo Education, U. of Phoenix's Parent, Is Sold for $1.1 Billion http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/for-profit-apollo-education-u-of-phoenixs-parent-is-sold-for-1-1-billion/108473 2016-02-08T07:58:52-05:00 The company has been acquired by "a consortium of investors," and its board will be led by a former deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. George Washington U. Stops Accepting Donated Cadavers After Losing Track of Body Identities http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/george-washington-u-stops-accepting-donated-cadavers-after-losing-track-of-body-identities/108451 2016-02-08T04:55:18-05:00 The medical school's dean says that "we have been unable to make a positive identification of certain donor bodies and as a result are unable to return ashes to some families who have requested them." 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 Professor Who Expressed Solidarity With Muslims Will Leave Wheaton of Illinois http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/professor-who-expressed-solidarity-with-muslims-will-leave-wheaton-of-illinois/108462 2016-02-07T19:56:28-05:00 The evangelical Christian college had been seeking to fire the professor in a theological dispute over her views about Christianity and Islam. 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