PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Administration https://chronicle.com/section/Administration/16/ 2016-02-13T16:27:31-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How Mount St. Mary’s Chose Simon Newman as Its President https://chronicle.com/article/How-Mount-St-Mary-s-Chose/235316 2016-02-13T12:07:14-05:00 The former private-equity chief executive threw his hat into the ring on the last day applications were accepted, promising to bring national exposure to the Maryland campus. By Katherine Mangan Are Struggling College Students Like Cuddly Bunnies That Should Be Drowned? https://chronicle.com/article/Are-Struggling-College/235311 2016-02-12T14:52:13-05:00 A trip down the rabbit hole of a scandalous analogy. By Steve Kolowich How 3 Crisis-Communications Experts Would Have Handled the Uproar at Mount St. Mary’s https://chronicle.com/article/How-3-Crisis-Communications/235310 2016-02-12T13:11:54-05:00 Many in academe have been quick to criticize Simon P. Newman’s response to the furor on the Maryland campus. Here’s how PR professionals would have done it differently. By Rio Fernandes Applicants Want Mix of Old and New Technology in Recruitment, Survey Finds https://chronicle.com/article/Applicants-Want-Mix-of-Old-and/235289 2016-02-11T14:31:31-05:00 Teenagers still find printed letters to be helpful, and while they often want colleges to text them on their smartphones, sometimes they don’t. By Eric Hoover Protecting Student Journalists in a New-Media Era https://chronicle.com/article/Protecting-Student-Journalists/235274 2016-02-11T04:56:30-05:00 A campaign for state laws guaranteeing the First Amendment rights of student journalists portrays unrestricted campus newspapers as a welcome antidote to unaccountable social media. By Peter Schmidt U.S. House Backs New Bid to Require ‘National Interest’ Certification for NSF Grants https://chronicle.com/article/US-House-Backs-New-Bid-to/235275 2016-02-11T04:56:20-05:00 The bill's Republican sponsor says it's meant to ensure that the grant process is transparent and accountable. Opponents see it as "another anti-science piece of legislation." By Paul Basken Confronting a ‘New Normal,’ Berkeley Considers Cuts https://chronicle.com/article/Confronting-a-New/235276 2016-02-11T04:55:00-05:00 The university must undertake a major effort to streamline its operations, its chancellor said, even as he acknowledged that some of the changes could be "painful." By Eric Kelderman Today’s Freshman Class Is the Most Likely to Protest in Half a Century https://chronicle.com/article/Today-s-Freshman-Class-Is/235273 2016-02-11T04:55:00-05:00 An annual survey, now in its 50th year, found that first-year students of all races reported being more likely to take part in demonstrations than just a year before. By Courtney Kueppers What Obama's 2017 Budget Means for Higher Ed https://chronicle.com/article/What-Obamas-2017-Budget-Means/235250 2016-02-10T04:55:00-05:00 The president's final budget proposal includes a boost for community colleges and gives science researchers reason to worry. Here's a look at the key items.  By Kelly Field, Paul Basken, and Brock Read Fallout at Mount St. Mary's Spreads as Scholars Protest Firings https://chronicle.com/article/Fallout-at-Mount-St-Marys/235251 2016-02-10T04:52:00-05:00 The American Association of University Professors and free-speech groups are among those condemning the university’s abrupt dismissal of two faculty members this week. By Sarah Brown and Katherine Mangan Inside One University's Pursuit of Nine-Figure Donations https://chronicle.com/article/Inside-One-Universitys/235245 2016-02-09T12:28:00-05:00 Northwestern University’s remarkable year illustrates how one blockbuster donation can lead to another. By Drew Lindsay Turmoil Continues at a Maryland Campus With a Provost’s Resignation and Faculty Firings https://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 Education Dept. Creates ‘Enforcement Unit’ to Police College Wrongdoing https://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 https://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 A Closer Look at 7 Common Requirements in Resolved Federal Sex-Assault Inquiries https://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 https://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 The Week: What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days https://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 How Many French-Literature Degrees Is Kentucky Really Paying For? https://chronicle.com/article/How-Many-French-Literature/235192 2016-02-05T04:55:00-05:00 Gov. Matthew G. Bevin questioned whether such students should be "subsidized by the taxpayers like engineers." But little of the state’s money supports students in any foreign-language study at all. By Eric Kelderman ‘It’s Terrifying to Do Something Like This’: Ex-Sorority Member Broadcasts Concerns About Greek Life https://chronicle.com/article/It-s-Terrifying-to-Do/235193 2016-02-05T04:55:00-05:00 When a Syracuse University senior wanted to air her grievances about body-shaming among women, she turned to YouTube. She talks about what happened next. By Rio Fernandes An Administrator’s Rape Allegation Shakes Student-Conduct Group https://chronicle.com/article/An-Administrator-s-Rape/235195 2016-02-05T04:55:00-05:00 The president-elect of the Association for Student Conduct Administration publicly accused her predecessor of assaulting her. His university placed him on paid leave while it investigates. By Katherine Mangan