PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News https://chronicle.com/section/News/6 2015-11-26T14:36:26-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Temple U. Adjuncts Vote to Unionize https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/temple-u-adjuncts-vote-to-unionize/106990 2015-11-25T14:32:24-05:00 More than 1,400 part-time faculty members at Temple will join the university's American Federation of Teachers affiliate, the Temple Association of University Professionals, roughly doubling the union local’s size. At One College, Professors Support Students Protesting Racial Inequality https://chronicle.com/article/At-One-College-Professors/234371 2015-11-25T14:11:08-05:00 Sympathetic faculty members at Brandeis University are teaching from a syllabus devised by protesters and holding classes at the site of a sit-in. By Ellen Wexler On Recruiter Pay, For-Profit Colleges Win One, Lose One https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/on-recruiter-pay-for-profit-colleges-win-one-lose-one/106983 2015-11-25T13:10:09-05:00 The Education Department says in a notice that it will no longer "proscribe compensation for recruiters" that is based on graduation rates. How Much Can Campus-Crime Reports Tell Us About Sexual Assault? https://chronicle.com/article/How-Much-Can-Campus-Crime/234352 2015-11-25T04:55:00-05:00 Nine out of 10 colleges reported no rapes on their campuses in 2014 under the law known as the Clery Act. What that means depends on who's weighing in. By Kelly Field Owner of Florida For-Profit Chain Is Convicted of Theft and Conspiracy https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/owner-of-florida-for-profit-chain-is-convicted-of-theft-and-conspiracy/106976 2015-11-25T03:53:43-05:00 The company, called FastTrain, was accused of enrolling ineligible students and coaching them to lie on applications for federal student aid. Video: Campus Libraries Rethink Focus as Materials Go Digital https://chronicle.com/article/Video-Campus-Libraries/234341 2015-11-25T00:55:00-05:00 President Sari Feldman of the American Library Association discusses programs that preserve tweets as well as books. By Jeffrey R. Young Why Is Dartmouth Still Boiling Over a Protest That Happened 2 Weeks Ago? https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/why-is-dartmouth-still-boiling-over-a-protest-that-happened-2-weeks-ago/106928 2015-11-24T14:51:40-05:00 Dubious claims of violence and mixed messages from the administration have fueled controversy over a library demonstration. Diving Coach at Towson U. Is Charged in Locker-Room Recording Incident https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/diving-coach-at-towson-is-charged-in-locker-room-recording-incident/106929 2015-11-24T14:22:51-05:00 Members of the women's swimming and diving team discovered a smartphone recording them last month. Senior Official Will Leave Education Dept. https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/senior-official-will-leave-education-dept/106952 2015-11-24T14:18:55-05:00 Jamienne Studley, deputy under secretary and acting assistant secretary of the Office of Postsecondary Education, will step down on December 18. Occidental Faculty Weighs System for Reports of Microaggressions https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/occidental-faculty-weighs-system-for-reports-of-microaggressions/106939 2015-11-24T13:20:35-05:00 A proposed system for the California college is scheduled to be put before the faculty at its December 1 meeting. Torn Over Tactics: Activists Refine Their Demands as Protests Over Racism Spread https://chronicle.com/article/Torn-Over-Tactics-Activists/234328 2015-11-24T03:58:02-05:00 Backlashes on some campuses and compromises on others have prompted some student activists to settle for less. By Sarah Brown and Katherine Mangan A Virginia Tech Survivor Puts a Face on the Gun-Violence Prevention Movement https://chronicle.com/article/A-Virginia-Tech-Survivor-Puts/234329 2015-11-24T03:56:32-05:00 Nearly nine years ago, Colin Goddard was shot four times in a college classroom. Today, with the campus-carry debate raging, that experience helps shape his advocacy for gun-safety legislation. By Goldie Blumenstyk Why So Many New Graduates of Elite Colleges Flock to the Same Kinds of Jobs https://chronicle.com/article/Why-So-Many-New-Graduates-of/234327 2015-11-24T03:55:00-05:00 Sure, financial, consulting, and tech firms recruit heavily. But universities themselves play a key role in structuring the pathways to those careers, according to new research. By Beckie Supiano No, Your College Probably Doesn't Have a 'White Student Union' https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/no-your-college-probably-doesnt-have-a-white-student-union/106916 2015-11-23T13:43:20-05:00 Facebook pages that have been trumpeted as a backlash to protests over racism on campuses appear to have little connection to the colleges to which they say they are attached. Yoga Class Is Suspended After Students Deem It Culturally Inappropriate https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/yoga-class-is-suspended-after-students-deem-it-culturally-inappropriate/106911 2015-11-23T13:35:40-05:00 A campus center run by the University of Ottawa's Student Federation alluded to the "oppression" and "cultural genocide" associated with the practice of yoga. 1966: First Issue of The Chronicle https://chronicle.com/article/1966-First-Issue-of-The/234322 2015-11-23T11:13:00-05:00 Here's a look at the cover of our very first issue, published 49 years ago today. Chronicle Staff Complaint Accuses U. of Kansas Professor of Racial Discrimination in Class https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/complaint-accuses-u-of-kansas-professor-of-racial-discrimination-in-class/106890 2015-11-23T03:58:16-05:00 Graduate students who want the professor fired say her remarks were "outright racism." The professor says she believes her comments were not discriminatory and are protected by academic freedom. Citing 'Rapid' Changes in Higher Ed, Kilian Community College Will Close https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/citing-rapid-changes-in-higher-ed-kilian-community-college-will-close/106857 2015-11-23T03:55:31-05:00 The South Dakota institution's president said "local initiatives along with the external competitive landscape" had put its "future in doubt." How Well Is Hillary Clinton Tweeting? Syracuse Takes a Closer Look https://chronicle.com/article/How-Well-Is-Hillary-Clinton/234307 2015-11-23T03:55:00-05:00 A team of researchers at the university is studying social media’s effects on the 2016 presidential campaign. By Kate Stoltzfus The Week https://chronicle.com/article/The-Week/234294 2015-11-23T00:01:00-05:00 What you need to know about the past seven days. By Lawrence Biemiller