PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas http://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40/ 2016-05-25T18:46:27-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education True Reason Campus Group Wouldn’t Co-Sponsor Conference on Rape http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/true-reason-campus-group-wouldnt-co-sponsor-conference-on-rape/ 2016-05-25T16:12:02-04:00 It's not accurate that the Center for Women's and Gender Studies declined to co-sponsor the conference "because of a disagreement over how the speakers and topics would be selected." Real Threat to Research Access Is Stagnation of Public Funding http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/real-threat-to-research-access-is-stagnation-of-public-funding/ 2016-05-25T12:04:41-04:00 It is essential that all involved hone the message that research, together with our community's activities to communicate the best research through peer-reviewed publications, pays off on any measure of return on initial investment. Worth Noting That Program for Riskiest Students Is Open to All Races http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/worth-noting-that-program-for-riskiest-students-is-open-to-all-races/ 2016-05-25T11:39:34-04:00 There is no persuasive reason to limit programs aimed at finding "diamonds in the rough" to those who are black, brown, or red but to exclude those who are white or yellow. Let Accreditors Do What Does the Most Good for Students http://chronicle.com/article/Let-Accreditors-Do-What-Does/236594 2016-05-25T11:30:00-04:00 Accrediting agencies need to resist the Education Department’s efforts to misuse the data they collect. By Belle S. Wheelan and Mark A. Elgart 10 Questions for Yale’s President http://chronicle.com/article/10-Questions-for-Yale-s/236593 2016-05-25T04:59:00-04:00 Peter Salovey has decided that a residential college should continue to be named for John C. Calhoun, a leading proponent of slavery. By James W. Loewen Distance Ed’s Second Act http://chronicle.com/article/Distance-Ed-s-Second-Act/236571 2016-05-24T04:55:00-04:00 Professors are still skeptical of online education, but they’re more involved in it than ever. By Phil Hill Few, if Any, Historical Figures Would Hold Up to Current Standards http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/few-if-any-historical-figures-would-hold-up-to-current-standards/ 2016-05-23T15:26:13-04:00 Elihu Yale, Abraham Lincoln, and Bill Clinton are among the people whose names would have to be removed from buildings. Weekly Book List, May 27, 2016 http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-May-27-2016/236559 2016-05-22T17:34:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub The Scientist Who Talks to ISIS http://chronicle.com/article/The-Scientist-Who-Talks-to/236521 2016-05-20T04:55:00-04:00 An unorthodox anthropologist goes face to face with the enemy. By Tom Bartlett Want to Beat ISIS? Try Poetry and Negotiation http://chronicle.com/article/Want-to-Beat-ISIS-Try-Poetry/236522 2016-05-20T04:55:00-04:00 Philippe-Joseph Salazar spent a year and a half studying ISIS propaganda. His takeaway: Let’s cut our losses and negotiate. By Tom Bartlett Radicalized Islam, or Islamicized Radicalism? http://chronicle.com/article/Radicalized-Islam-or/236523 2016-05-20T04:55:00-04:00 Is radicalized Islam or Islamicized radicalism the menace? Perhaps both. By Robert Zaretsky The Many Meanings of a Fist http://chronicle.com/article/The-Many-Meanings-of-a-Fist/236509 2016-05-18T04:55:00-04:00 When 16 black women cadets raised their fists, the gesture inadvertently reflected complex layers of history. By Peniel E. Joseph Academic Publishing: Toward a New Model http://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Publishing-Toward-a/236526 2016-05-18T04:55:00-04:00 To make research more accessible, separate the review and dissemination processes. By Michael Satlow Colleges Shouldn’t Have to Deal With Copyright Monitoring http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Shouldn-t-Have-to/236506 2016-05-17T13:20:00-04:00 In a long-running lawsuit, three academic publishers have asked for an injunction that would require Georgia State University to closely regulate all faculty uploads to course websites. By Pamela Samuelson Restraint on Single-Gender Clubs Assaults Right to Free Association http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/restraint-on-single-gender-clubs-assaults-right-to-free-association/ 2016-05-16T12:01:01-04:00 To sacrifice a basic right for a questionable set of wimpy assumptions about the relations between men and women at Harvard is beyond grotesque. Weekly Book List, May 20, 2016 http://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-May-20-2016/236478 2016-05-15T18:00:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Big Brains, Small Minds http://chronicle.com/article/Big-Brains-Small-Minds/236480 2016-05-13T15:45:00-04:00 We risk becoming a society of technological prowess and philosophical illiteracy. By John Kaag and David O’Hara Essay About Pressures Felt By Grad Students Neglects a Major One http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/essay-about-pressures-felt-by-grad-students-neglects-a-major-one/ 2016-05-13T13:04:21-04:00 "Read with addiction, write with abandon, talk about your shared, human problems" is good advice. But it's incomplete. Student Critical of Professors Should Have Been Asked Key Question http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/student-critical-of-professors-should-have-been-asked-key-question/ 2016-05-13T11:36:43-04:00 If protests by the Faculty Senate are likely to make things worse rather than better, wouldn't the same also apply to him? Students Played Crucial Role in Peacefully Resolving '69 Cornell Protest http://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/students-played-crucial-role-in-peacefully-resolving-69-cornell-protest/ 2016-05-11T14:09:02-04:00 A vast majority of students opted for a form of diplomatic persuasion, rather than attempting a coercive approach, such as taking over administrative offices.