PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration https://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ 2016-06-27T01:49:17-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama’s Immigration Plan — and to Hopes of ‘Dreamers’ https://chronicle.com/article/Supreme-Court-Deals-Blow-to/236904 2016-06-24T04:55:00-04:00 A deadlocked vote by the justices preserves a lower court’s ruling against a proposal that would have shielded from deportation many parents and siblings of college students. By Katherine Mangan As ‘Fisher’ Churned, Conversations About Campus Diversity Evolved https://chronicle.com/article/As-Fisher-Churned/236906 2016-06-24T01:55:00-04:00 Shifts in economics and student demographics, along with resurgent activism, have altered the tenor of the discussion about affirmative action over the past eight years. By Eric Hoover Federal Panel Votes to Shut Down an Accreditor Blamed for Failures of For-Profit Higher Ed https://chronicle.com/article/Federal-Panel-Votes-to-Shut/236907 2016-06-24T01:00:00-04:00 The recommendation to strip the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools of its federal recognition won’t be the final word. But it starts a process that could lead to the agency’s demise. By Eric Kelderman Race-Conscious Admissions Policies Just Got Easier to Defend https://chronicle.com/article/Race-Conscious-Admissions/236905 2016-06-23T22:12:45-04:00 The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of the University of Texas both fleshes out how colleges can stay out of legal trouble and blunts some of the weapons used to attack affirmative action. By Peter Schmidt South Carolina Calls Proposal to Abolish Pledging a 'Game Changer' https://chronicle.com/article/South-Carolina-Calls-Proposal/236890 2016-06-23T04:55:00-04:00 As it tries to confront hazing and a student’s death, the state’s flagship university proposes a new recruitment and initiation process for campus Greek life. By Sarah Brown Fine-Tuning the ‘Nudges’ That Help Students Get to and Through College https://chronicle.com/article/Fine-Tuning-the-Nudges-/236880 2016-06-22T04:57:05-04:00 A researcher describes her group’s work to design and test behavioral interventions that colleges can use to help students find and stay on their path to a degree. By Beckie Supiano Can a City's Compassion Remedy Educational Inequity? https://chronicle.com/article/Can-a-Citys-Compassion-Remedy/236855 2016-06-19T19:00:49-04:00 Louisville, Ky., wants to be known for sending its kids, all of them, to college. And it has a plan to make that happen. By Karin Fischer 2 High-Profile Cases Offer Glimpse of Future Trends in Campus Sex Assaults https://chronicle.com/article/2-High-Profile-Cases-Offer/236860 2016-06-19T18:45:00-04:00 Court proceedings catapulted Brock Allen Turner and Jack Montague, both athletes at prestigious colleges, into the national news. But the differences between their cases are as instructive as the commonalities. By Katherine Mangan The Week: What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days https://chronicle.com/article/The-Week-What-You-Need-to/236853 2016-06-19T18:23:49-04:00 Colleges in Florida and Pennsylvania mourn students killed in the Orlando shooting. A six-month sentence for a former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault sparks outrage. And the Department of Education comes down hard on an accreditor of for-profit colleges. By Lawrence Biemiller As U. of Louisville’s President Steps Down, Kentucky Governor Seeks to Upend Its Board https://chronicle.com/article/As-U-of-Louisville-s/236861 2016-06-18T12:13:49-04:00 Gov. Matt Bevin disbanded the Board of Trustees, put an interim board in place, and sought to create a new governance structure. One faculty member called the moves "political gangsterism." By Eric Kelderman A University Touched by Tragedy Ponders How to Recover https://chronicle.com/article/A-University-Touched-by/236843 2016-06-17T04:56:00-04:00 The University of Central Florida had a crisis plan in place and responded quickly after the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 people dead. But coping with the aftermath is a longer process. By Beckie Supiano What Are College Governing Boards Getting From Their Search Firms? https://chronicle.com/article/What-Are-College-Governing/236842 2016-06-17T04:55:00-04:00 A new analysis finds that contracts frequently give headhunters wide latitude to operate, and impose few specific requirements. By Eric Kelderman A University’s Struggle With Honor https://chronicle.com/article/A-University-s-Struggle-With/236841 2016-06-17T04:55:00-04:00 Brigham Young searches for a sexual-assault plan that respects both its students and its principles. By Sarah Brown A New Scholarship Inspired by the Founding Father of Finance, via Broadway https://chronicle.com/article/A-New-Scholarship-Inspired-by/236828 2016-06-16T04:55:01-04:00 The award at Wesleyan University honors the two men behind Hamilton, the smash-hit musical. Michael S. Roth, the university's president, explains how it came together. By Gabriel Sandoval Call to Shut Down a Controversial Accreditor Could Shake For-Profit Higher Ed https://chronicle.com/article/Call-to-Shut-Down-a/236829 2016-06-16T04:51:47-04:00 The Education Department’s recommendation to strip the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools of its federal recognition could carry far-reaching consequences. By Eric Kelderman Pulse as a Sanctuary https://chronicle.com/article/Pulse-as-a-Sanctuary/236804 2016-06-15T04:56:21-04:00 Most college towns have a club like Orlando’s Pulse. Gay bars play a role that campus pride clubs do not, offering a haven where LGBT students can feel totally free. That’s why, for many, the tragedy in Orlando feels like a violation of sacred space. By Jared Misner Many Colleges Don’t Put Testing Requirements to the Test https://chronicle.com/article/Many-Colleges-Don-t-Put/236801 2016-06-15T04:55:00-04:00 If students are expected to take high-stakes exams, admissions offices should be working harder to understand what the tests actually predict, a report says. By Eric Hoover To Reassure Nervous Students, Colleges Lean on LGBT Centers https://chronicle.com/article/To-Reassure-Nervous-Students/236803 2016-06-15T04:55:00-04:00 In the aftermath of the shooting rampage at an Orlando nightclub, gay students are seeking safe spaces. That’s where resource centers come in. By Gabriel Sandoval Orlando's Colleges Offer Solace in the Wake of Tragedy https://chronicle.com/article/Orlandos-Colleges-Offer/236792 2016-06-14T04:59:04-04:00 An attack on a gay nightclub over the weekend left 49 people dead and 53 wounded. Nearby colleges offered counseling, organized blood drives, and gave students a chance to reflect. By Beckie Supiano Why a Global Education Company Thinks It Can Revive Struggling Dowling College https://chronicle.com/article/Why-a-Global-Education-Company/236791 2016-06-14T04:55:00-04:00 Maurits Van Rooijen, chief academic officer of Global University Systems, spoke with The Chronicle about his company and what it sees in a potential deal with the long-troubled private college in New York. By Emma Pettit