PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2016-08-24T15:46:44-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Duke U. Lays Claim to $10 Million From Oilman’s Estate https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Duke-U-Lays-Claim-to-10/237549 2016-08-24T14:12:00-04:00 The university filed probate-court papers on Tuesday seeking more than $9.9 million in what it says were unfunded pledges made by the oil and gas magnate Aubrey McClendon before his death, in March, reports The Wall Street Journal. Meet the Sex Shops in Austin, Tex., That Put the Cocks in ‘Cocks Not Glocks’ http://chronicle.com/article/Meet-the-Sex-Shops-in-Austin/237555 2016-08-24T13:35:07-04:00 The University of Texas flagship prohibits dildos but, thanks to the state’s new campus-carry law, allows guns. Students are protesting, and local proprietors are lending a hand. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz You Don’t Know Your Students. This Professor Hopes to Change That. http://chronicle.com/article/You-Don-t-Know-Your/237553 2016-08-24T13:00:00-04:00 Michael Wesch, an associate professor of anthropology at Kansas State University, joins his students for an unusual tour of their lives beyond the classroom. By Jeffrey R. Young How One Professor Will Turn Wisconsin’s Higher-Ed Philosophy Into a Seminar http://chronicle.com/article/How-One-Professor-Will-Turn/237542 2016-08-24T04:55:00-04:00 This fall Chad A. Goldberg will teach students the significance of the "Wisconsin Idea," a longstanding principle in the state-university system’s mission statement that was almost overturned last year by the governor. By Emma Pettit NYU’s Graduate Union: Success Story or Cautionary Tale? http://chronicle.com/article/NYU-s-Graduate-Union-/237543 2016-08-24T04:55:00-04:00 The NLRB’s ruling on Tuesday, that graduate students are employees, prompts a look back at the labor-union battle that started it all. By Vimal Patel Ruling Pushes Door to Grad-Student Unions ‘Wide Open’ http://chronicle.com/article/Ruling-Pushes-Door-to/237544 2016-08-24T00:01:17-04:00 The National Labor Relations Board’s decision in a case involving Columbia University has made clear that graduate-employee unions are legal at private colleges. Experts predict a surge in organizing similar to what has taken place among adjuncts. By Peter Schmidt Will the NLRB's Columbia Ruling Tarnish the 'College Experience'? A Closer Look http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/will-the-nlrbs-columbia-ruling-tarnish-the-college-experience-a-closer-look/113698 2016-08-23T14:41:49-04:00 The board's lone dissenter said a host of unwelcome behaviors were likely to take hold at private colleges. The other members largely dismissed that concern. Out to 'Impress' a Woman, U. of Pittsburgh Student Instead Needs to Be Rescued http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/out-to-impress-a-woman-u-of-pittsburgh-student-instead-needs-to-be-rescued/113671 2016-08-23T13:18:47-04:00 "The young man met a girl, brought her up to a rooftop, and decided to impress her by leaping from one roof to the next," a city spokeswoman said. He ended up stuck beside a Qdoba restaurant. In Victory for Union Efforts, NLRB Rules Columbia U. Grad Students Are Employees http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/in-victory-for-union-efforts-nlrb-rules-columbia-u-grad-students-are-employees/113679 2016-08-23T12:38:14-04:00 The National Labor Relations Board's 3-to-1 decision reverses a 2004 ruling involving Brown University. That decision barred graduate students at private colleges from unionizing. Stanford Bans Hard Liquor From Undergraduate Parties http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/stanford-bans-hard-liquor-from-undergraduate-parties/113667 2016-08-23T12:37:23-04:00 The university's students and faculty and staff members have been talking about its troubling alcohol culture since March. What It’s Like to Be Interim President — Again http://chronicle.com/article/What-It-s-Like-to-Be-Interim/237532 2016-08-23T04:56:00-04:00 The current interim leaders of Baylor, Cornell, and Temple are all in their second go-round in that job on their campuses. Here’s a look at some of the challenges they face. By Arielle Martinez What Will College Be Like for a Transgender Student in North Carolina? http://chronicle.com/article/What-Will-College-Be-Like-for/237531 2016-08-23T04:55:00-04:00 The recipient of a prestigious scholarship talks about how he will navigate his freshman year after the passage of the state’s controversial "bathroom bill." By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz A New Academic Year Brings Fresh Anxiety at Illinois’s Public Colleges http://chronicle.com/article/A-New-Academic-Year-Brings/237533 2016-08-23T04:55:00-04:00 A state-budget stalemate means the colleges haven’t seen permanent funding in over a year. Administrators now wonder if the crisis will reverberate for years to come. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Judge Rejects Texas Professors' Bid for Injunction to Block Guns From Classrooms http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/judge-rejects-texas-professors-bid-for-injunction-to-block-guns-from-classrooms/113661 2016-08-22T19:34:58-04:00 Monday's ruling means that people licensed to carry concealed firearms will be able to bring them to campus when fall classes start, on Wednesday. Mexico's President Is Said to Have Plagiarized Law Thesis http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/mexicos-president-is-said-to-have-plagiarized-law-thesis/113652 2016-08-22T14:46:17-04:00 An investigative reporter found that Enrique Peña Nieto had copied about a third of the thesis. U.S. Acts Against Wells Fargo Bank for Illegal Student-Loan Practices http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-s-acts-against-wells-fargo-bank-for-illegal-student-loan-practices/113650 2016-08-22T14:35:29-04:00 The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that the bank had charged borrowers illicit fees and didn't give customers proper information on their payments. 2003: ‘Academe’s Hispanic Future’ http://chronicle.com/article/2003-Academe-s-Hispanic/237539 2016-08-22T12:41:08-04:00 As they enrolled in ever greater numbers, Hispanic students were having an effect on campuses from the Mexican border to Minnesota, from California to the Carolinas. What Has Welfare Reform Meant for Students' Higher-Education Dreams? http://chronicle.com/article/What-Has-Welfare-Reform-Meant/237522 2016-08-22T04:56:06-04:00 The law, signed 20 years ago today by President Bill Clinton, has had a complex impact on poverty — and on educational attainment, according to Amy Ellen Duke-Benfield, a policy analyst with the Center for Law and Social Policy. By Kelly Field A Wider Lens on the ‘Match’ Between Students and Colleges http://chronicle.com/article/A-Wider-Lens-on-the/237519 2016-08-22T04:55:00-04:00 Many people worry that high-achieving, low-income students too often don’t attend top colleges. A new book explores the challenge of helping more students succeed at a broader range of institutions. By Beckie Supiano The New Gun-Violence Scholars http://chronicle.com/article/The-New-Gun-Violence-Scholars/237521 2016-08-22T04:55:00-04:00 A discipline with little federal funding now has some momentum. But the researchers who study firearms violence and policy still face emotional and financial demands. By Emma Pettit