PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News http://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2016-02-09T08:52:40-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education 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. 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 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 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 What I'm Reading: ‘Paying It Forward’ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Im-Reading-Paying-It/235205 2016-02-07T18:45:00-05:00 A book describes a faculty diversity effort that has been so successful that many people would like to take credit for it. In Georgia, a Pioneer of Integration Guides the Merger of an HBCU and a 2-Year College http://chronicle.com/article/In-Georgia-a-Pioneer-of/235203 2016-02-07T18:45:00-05:00 Arthur Dunning says the newly consolidated institution will emphasize preparing students for jobs. Part-Timers: ‘Marginal, Expendable, Underprivileged, Underpaid’ http://chronicle.com/article/Part-Timers-Marginal/235201 2016-02-07T17:30:00-05:00 Expressing the same frustrations in 1975 as they do today, some part-time instructors made early attempts to organize. Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (2/12/2016) http://chronicle.com/article/Appointments-Resignations/235183 2016-02-07T17:30:00-05:00 Deadlines (2/12/2016) http://chronicle.com/article/Deadlines-2-12-2016/235182 2016-02-07T17:27:00-05:00 Suffolk's President and Its Board Chair Will Step Down http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/suffolks-president-and-its-board-chair-will-step-down/108446 2016-02-05T17:06:44-05:00 The board chair, Andrew Meyer Jr., will leave the board in May, while President Margaret A. McKenna will step down no later than the start of the 2017-18 academic year.