PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2016-05-05T04:35:33-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education U.S. Tells UNC It Violates Federal Law by Following Controversial Bathroom Bill http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-s-tells-unc-it-violates-federal-law-by-following-controversial-bathroom-bill/111115 2016-05-04T19:34:28-04:00 The Justice Department told the North Carolina system's president, Margaret Spellings, that the university was discriminating against transgender people. Reported Campus Sexual Assaults Have Risen Sharply as Overall Crime Has Fallen http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/reported-campus-sexual-assaults-have-risen-sharply-as-overall-crime-has-fallen/111097 2016-05-04T18:04:04-04:00 The number of forcible sex crimes increased by 126 percent from 2001 to 2013, while all campus crimes fell by 34 percent, according to a new report. Acclaimed Author to Leave U. of Utah Post, Citing Soured Contract Talks http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/acclaimed-author-to-leave-u-of-utah-post-citing-soured-contract-talks/111100 2016-05-04T14:58:02-04:00 Terry Tempest Williams helped found a graduate program in environmental humanities, but she says she's leaving after "humiliating" negotiations. Minnesota College System Bars Teams From Tournaments in North Carolina http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/minnesota-college-system-bars-teams-from-tournaments-in-north-carolina/111086 2016-05-04T14:14:27-04:00 The decision by the system's presidents follows a statement by Minnesota's governor asking that state employees avoid traveling to North Carolina until its leaders "repeal the discriminatory law they enacted." This Mongolian Teenager Aced a MOOC. Now He Wants to Widen Their Impact. http://chronicle.com/article/This-Mongolian-Teenager-Aced-a/236362 2016-05-04T14:00:45-04:00 Battushig Myanganbayar enrolled at MIT after crushing one of its first massive open online courses. And he has some ideas about how they could make a real difference in the developing world. By Jeffrey R. Young Northwestern Fraternity Group Apologizes for Banners on Sex-Assault Awareness http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/northwestern-fraternity-group-apologizes-for-banners-on-sex-assault-awareness/111087 2016-05-04T12:34:01-04:00 The executive board of the university's Interfraternity Council acknowledged that its efforts "may have been emotionally triggering for survivors." How the U. of Maine Attracted More Students From Out of State http://chronicle.com/article/How-the-U-of-Maine-Attracted/236344 2016-05-04T04:58:08-04:00 This year, the university told students from six states they could pay the same tuition and fees charged by their in-state flagship university. That led to a boost in enrollment from those states. By Beckie Supiano Hampshire College Replaces Commencement Speaker After Students Complain http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/hampshire-college-replaces-commencement-speaker-after-students-complain/111066 2016-05-04T04:55:00-04:00 The college said it was responding to requests that it "identify a commencement speaker who could directly address student concerns." AAUP Investigators Slam College of Saint Rose Over Faculty Layoffs http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/aaup-investigators-slam-college-of-saint-rose-over-faculty-layoffs/111058 2016-05-04T01:00:22-04:00 The institution announced in December it would fire 23 tenured and tenure-track professors in response to enrollment declines. Accused of Disinviting a Conservative Speaker, Virginia Tech Says It Had Never Asked Him to Campus http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/accused-of-disinviting-a-conservative-speaker-virginia-tech-says-it-had-never-asked-him-to-campus/111052 2016-05-03T19:14:14-04:00 A faculty member had contacted a Wall Street Journal columnist merely to gauge his interest in speaking, the university says. 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 Hope College's Board Chair Steps Down Following Leadership Controversy http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/hope-colleges-board-chair-steps-down-following-leadership-controversy/111034 2016-05-03T14:19:12-04:00 Mary V. Bauman and other trustees had moved to oust the college's popular president, but many on the campus quickly spoke out against that effort. U. of Illinois Students Will Be Required to Take Course on Minority Culture http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-illinois-students-will-be-required-to-take-course-on-minority-culture/111036 2016-05-03T13:16:14-04:00 The university's Senate approved the change as part of an effort to educate all students about minority groups and to create a more inclusive environment. The Mark Cuban Effect: How a Vocal Billionaire Is Betting on Higher Ed’s Disruption http://chronicle.com/article/The-Mark-Cuban-Effect-How-a/236331 2016-05-03T04:55:00-04:00 The celebrity businessman and ed-tech mentor says education "is a mess." He hopes to help turn it around with investments in start-ups and sharp criticism of bloated administration, glitzy facilities, and "easy money" in student loans. By Goldie Blumenstyk Chronicle Writers Are Honored for Articles on Admissions and Athletics http://chronicle.com/article/Chronicle-Writers-Are-Honored/236333 2016-05-03T04:55:00-04:00 The Education Writers Association recognizes "a fresh lens" on a "hard to crack" beat and an ambitious data collaboration that showed how more than 200 college sports programs were supported on the backs of students. Video: U. of Dayton Stretches Out Presidential Transition http://chronicle.com/article/Video-U-of-Dayton-Stretches/236186 2016-05-03T04:55:00-04:00 The university has given Eric F. Spina, the new president, 10 months to learn from his predecessor, Daniel J. Curran, before taking over. In a recent conversation, the two leaders talked about the methodical changing of the guard. By Jack Stripling Video: What Does Work Add to the Learning Environment? http://chronicle.com/article/Video-What-Does-Work-Add-to/236255 2016-05-03T04:55:00-04:00 Warren Wilson College emphasizes “applied learning” as a way to keep work and service relevant. By Julia Schmalz College of DuPage Chooses a Retired Navy Admiral as Its New President http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/college-of-dupage-chooses-retired-navy-admiral-as-its-new-president/111015 2016-05-03T04:46:22-04:00 Ann Rondeau, a consultant with the IBM Watson Group and a former president of the National Defense University, will take office at the troubled Illinois college in July. U. of Wisconsin at Madison Faculty Votes No Confidence in System's President and Regents http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-wisconsin-at-madison-faculty-votes-no-confidence-in-systems-president-and-regents/110999 2016-05-02T20:51:03-04:00 The symbolic vote is the latest volley in a long-running dispute over the state of tenure and shared governance in the system. Judge Temporarily Blocks U. of Louisville's Plan to Remove Confederate Monument http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/judge-temporarily-blocks-u-of-louisvilles-plan-to-remove-confederate-monument/110981 2016-05-02T17:42:37-04:00 A Republican congressional candidate sought the order to keep the granite marker in place, arguing that it is protected by state and federal laws.