PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | News https://chronicle.com/section/News/6/ 2016-07-02T03:29:13-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Antioch U. System Dismisses Leaders at All 5 Campuses https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/antioch-university-system-dismisses-leaders-at-all-five-campuses/112583 2016-07-01T14:40:09-04:00 The campuses will operate under a single board of governors, according to Antioch's interim chancellor. U. of Northern Colorado Admits Bias-Response Team Violated Free Speech https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-northern-colorado-admits-bias-response-team-violated-free-speech/112575 2016-07-01T14:24:14-04:00 The university's president said it was "completely inappropriate" that a professor had been asked to avoid a sensitive topic in class. U. of South Florida Fires Official After Investigation Into Hiring Process https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-south-florida-fires-official-after-investigation-into-hiring-process/112569 2016-07-01T13:58:13-04:00 The director of the university's communications school, Samuel Bradley, was accused of hiding an inquiry into his inappropriate relationships with students at a previous job. Wave of Campus Activism Brings Fresh Challenges for College Lawyers https://chronicle.com/article/Wave-of-Campus-Activism-Brings/236998 2016-07-01T04:56:31-04:00 Protests over race relations and debates over the rights of transgender people are among the campus issues fueling new conversations on longstanding civil-rights issues. By Eric Kelderman Arkansas’ ‘Pathways’ Program Could Be a Model for Spurring Completion https://chronicle.com/article/Arkansas-Pathways-/236988 2016-07-01T04:55:00-04:00 With enough financing from state and federal sources, the program could help many more disadvantaged students graduate and prosper, officials say. By Gabriel Sandoval Law Schools Cut Back to Counter Tough Financial Times https://chronicle.com/article/Law-Schools-Cut-Back-to/236997 2016-07-01T04:55:00-04:00 Many were once a boon to their universities, with revenues that subsidized money-losing parts of the institution. Now the money is frequently going in the opposite direction. By Katherine Mangan How Does a State College Survive, and Thrive, on Emergency Funding? https://chronicle.com/article/How-Does-a-State-College/237020 2016-07-01T04:55:00-04:00 As public institutions in Illinois fall victim to budget gridlock, experts say short-term funding makes it difficult for administrators to plan for the future. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz NCAA Rules Baruch College Lacked Institutional Control https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/ncaa-rules-baruch-college-lacked-institutional-control/112560 2016-06-30T14:47:03-04:00 Two former staff members gave a total of $255,097 in impermissible student aid to athletes on the City University of New York campus. U. of Tennessee Medical Students Will No Longer Train on Live Animals https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/u-of-tennessee-medical-students-will-no-longer-train-on-live-animals/112550 2016-06-30T14:06:53-04:00 The university's Health Science Center is the last American medical school to stop using such animals. South Carolina State Appoints New President After Interim Resigns https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/south-carolina-state-appoints-new-president-after-interim-resigns/112540 2016-06-30T13:53:49-04:00 The historically black university has weathered declining enrollment, mounting debt, and several administrative change-ups in the past few years. Police Confront the Price Tag of Prepping for Guns on Campus https://chronicle.com/article/Police-Confront-the-Price-Tag/236959 2016-06-30T04:55:00-04:00 As campus carry becomes legal in Texas and active-shooter scenarios loom in the public consciousness, security officials are grappling with costs both big and small. By Emma Pettit Is Student-Loan Debt Really Holding Would-Be Entrepreneurs Back? https://chronicle.com/article/Is-Student-Loan-Debt-Really/236960 2016-06-30T04:55:00-04:00 Hillary Clinton wants to help aspiring business creators with their loans. Higher-education experts don’t think that’s the best way to help them out. By Beckie Supiano Education Dept. Releases Final Report on Corinthian Loan Discharge https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/special-master-delivers-final-report-on-corinthian-loan-discharge/112523 2016-06-29T16:33:38-04:00 As of June 24, the report says, the agency had approved more than 11,000 claims for student-debt relief, for a total of more than $170 million. Nearly 1 Million Community-College Students Lack Access to Federal Student Loans https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/nearly-1-million-community-college-students-lack-access-to-federal-student-loans/112518 2016-06-29T14:55:06-04:00 A study finds that students are pushed to take out more-expensive private loans or rely on credit cards to finance their education. Long-Struggling Dowling College Is Told It Will Lose Accreditation https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/long-struggling-dowling-college-is-told-it-will-lose-accreditation/112495 2016-06-29T12:54:35-04:00 The New York institution has been trying to strike a deal with an international education company to help reverse declining enrollments and avoid closing. Kentucky Governor Reveals Nominees for New U. of Louisville Board https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/kentucky-governor-reveals-nominees-for-new-u-of-louisville-board/112499 2016-06-29T12:29:17-04:00 Gov. Matt Bevin's list of trustees includes the founder of Papa John's Pizza. 4 Ways Cleveland’s Colleges Are Bracing for the Republican Convention https://chronicle.com/article/4-Ways-Cleveland-s-Colleges/236948 2016-06-29T04:56:42-04:00 Amid concerns over protests and other potential unrest, institutions like Cleveland State University and Cuyahoga Community College are expanding their police presence and advising students on how to stay safe. By Kelly Field Judge Tosses Ex-Fraternity Members' Defamation Suit Against 'Rolling Stone' https://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/judge-tosses-ex-fraternity-members-defamation-suit-against-rolling-stone/112486 2016-06-29T04:55:20-04:00 The judge said none of the plaintiffs could be identified in a 2014 article, since debunked and retracted, about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia. What Happens When Your Research Is Featured on ‘Fox & Friends’ https://chronicle.com/article/What-Happens-When-Your/236949 2016-06-29T04:55:00-04:00 A foundational piece of research on microaggressions, cited as a guide by several universities, has surfaced as ammunition in the war over sensitivity in higher education. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Washington U. Is Fixing Its Economic-Diversity Problem. Its Next Challenge Is Parity. https://chronicle.com/article/Washington-U-Is-Fixing-Its/236945 2016-06-29T04:55:00-04:00 The university is making progress in enrolling more students eligible for Pell Grants. Now it is wrestling with how to better support low-income students once they enroll. By Vimal Patel