PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News https://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2016-05-27T20:10:37-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Spellings Says UNC System Won't Try to Enforce Controversial Bathroom Law https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/spellings-says-unc-system-wont-try-to-enforce-controversial-bathroom-law/111714 2016-05-27T19:14:18-04:00 The University of North Carolina's president says she will not set "guidelines or regulations that require transgender students to use the restrooms consistent with their biological sex." New Monitor Is Chosen to Oversee Former Corinthian Campuses https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/new-monitor-is-chosen-to-oversee-former-corinthian-campuses/111707 2016-05-27T13:54:43-04:00 The U.S. Department of Education fired the law firm that had previously overseen the Zenith Education Group's management of the campuses, after an investigation revealed conflicts of interest. Ole Miss Admits Former Assistant Football Coach Helped Falsify ACT Scores https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/ole-miss-admits-former-assistant-football-coach-helped-falsify-act-scores/111698 2016-05-27T12:57:19-04:00 The university accepted responsibility for the NCAA's accusation and said it would fire four coaches. Washington State U. Woman Was Expelled After a Man Accused Her of Assault https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/washington-state-u-woman-was-expelled-for-sexually-assaulting-a-man/111676 2016-05-27T11:48:58-04:00 A woman expelled for sexually assaulting a male who lived on her floor maintains she was falsely accused. What Colleges Can Do to Diversify Their Curricula https://chronicle.com/article/What-Colleges-Can-Do-to/236576 2016-05-27T04:55:00-04:00 Student protesters at Seattle University want fewer "dead white dudes" in their curriculum. Is that possible? By Corinne Ruff ‘Fundamental Failure’ on Sexual Assaults Brings Sweeping Change at Baylor https://chronicle.com/article/Fundamental-Failure-on/236624 2016-05-27T01:30:00-04:00 The university’s leaders face a steep challenge in enacting the reforms that they promised after Baylor’s response to sexual violence, especially involving its football team, was found to be riddled with problems. By Eric Kelderman and Robin Wilson Baylor’s Admission of Major Mistakes on Sexual Assault Sends Shock Through Its Community https://chronicle.com/article/Baylor-s-Admission-of-Major/236623 2016-05-26T20:57:11-04:00 The university’s decision to demote the president and fire the football coach left activists feeling as if their voices had finally been heard. By Katherine Mangan Norwich U. Will Allow Cadets to Wear Religious Headgear https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/norwich-u-will-allow-cadets-to-wear-religious-headgear/111660 2016-05-26T18:20:57-04:00 The private military college in Vermont said it would allow a female student to wear a Muslim headscarf and Jewish students to wear yarmulkes with their uniforms. 5 Damning Findings From the Baylor Investigation https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/5-damning-findings-from-the-baylor-investigation/111650 2016-05-26T14:39:33-04:00 Virtually everything that could be wrong with a university's and an athletic department's treatment of sexual assault was wrong at Baylor. Baylor Demotes President and Moves to Fire Football Coach Amid Sex-Assault Controversy https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/baylor-removes-president-fires-football-coach-amid-sex-assault-controversy/111629 2016-05-26T12:32:50-04:00 The announcements came amid intense criticism over how the university has handled reported rapes involving football players. U. of Iowa Cheating Investigation Focuses on Chinese Companies https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-iowa-cheating-investigation-focuses-on-chinese-companies/111630 2016-05-26T11:55:23-04:00 Several students have admitted to paying the "coaching" services to take online tests for them, Reuters reports. With Ken Starr’s Future in Doubt, Baylor Alumni Come to His Defense https://chronicle.com/article/With-Ken-Starr-s-Future-in/236608 2016-05-26T04:56:11-04:00 A petition urging the regents to keep the president in office has gained more than a thousand signatures. But some say the effort is misguided. By Katherine Mangan State Lawmakers Seek to Protect Campus Speech, With Mixed Success https://chronicle.com/article/State-Lawmakers-Seek-to/236607 2016-05-26T04:55:00-04:00 Arizona bars public colleges from confining protests to "speech zones," but other states’ legislatures resist taking stands on hot-button issues like microaggressions and trigger warnings. By Peter Schmidt Independent Investigators Seek to Save Colleges From Themselves https://chronicle.com/article/Independent-Investigators-Seek/236609 2016-05-26T04:55:00-04:00 Whom do governing boards call when their college is under fire for mishandling a sexual assault? An outsider. By Eric Kelderman The Fallout at Baylor https://chronicle.com/specialreport/The-Fallout-at-Baylor/41 2016-05-26T00:00:00-04:00 A sexual-assault controversy has led the university to demote its president and take action against members of its athletics staff. Here's how it happened, and what might come next. Nontenure-Track Faculty at Ithaca College Forms a Union https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/nontenure-track-faculty-at-ithaca-college-form-a-union/111609 2016-05-25T14:09:11-04:00 The college, which opposes the effort, says it will bargain in good faith with the contingent faculty members once the National Labor Relations Board has certified the results of the unionization vote. DePaul President Condemns Protesters Who Shouted Down Controversial Speaker https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/depaul-president-condemns-protesters-who-shouted-down-controversial-speaker/111605 2016-05-25T13:47:53-04:00 Video of the incident shows two protesters taking the stage where a Breitbart contributor was being interviewed and refusing to leave. U. of Akron Will Not Rehire 'Success Coaches' for Freshmen https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-akron-will-not-rehire-success-coaches-for-freshmen/111606 2016-05-25T13:42:45-04:00 The coaches were each paid $28,000 to $32,000 a year to follow students through their academic careers. Why Georgetown's Randy Bass Wants to 'Rebundle' College https://chronicle.com/article/Why-Georgetowns-Randy-Bass/236592 2016-05-25T13:00:00-04:00 Believe it or not, he says, traditional institutions have a long history of innovation. His university's project on the future of higher education intends to continue that trend. By Goldie Blumenstyk A ‘Devastating Account’ of Diversity at Yale https://chronicle.com/article/A-Devastating-Account-of/236598 2016-05-25T04:55:00-04:00 Ambitious plans and a repeated failure to execute them characterize the university’s record of confronting race, a faculty panel concludes. By Beth McMurtrie