PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas https://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40/ 2016-05-31T03:54:41-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Weekly Book List, June 3, 2016 https://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-June-3-2016/236645 2016-05-30T20:07:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Racism Is Not a Teaching Tool https://chronicle.com/article/Racism-Is-Not-a-Teaching-Tool/236642 2016-05-30T18:00:00-04:00 Defending the naming of buildings after racists is odious, not educational. By Ibram X. Kendi True Reason Campus Group Wouldn’t Co-Sponsor Conference on Rape https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/true-reason-campus-group-wouldnt-co-sponsor-conference-on-rape/ 2016-05-25T16:12:02-04:00 It's not accurate that the Center for Women's and Gender Studies declined to participate "because of a disagreement over how the speakers and topics would be selected." Real Threat to Research Access Is Stagnation of Public Funding https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/real-threat-to-research-access-is-stagnation-of-public-funding/ 2016-05-25T12:04:41-04:00 It is essential that all involved hone the message that research, together with our community's activities to communicate the best research through peer-reviewed publications, pays off on any measure of return on initial investment. Worth Noting That Program for Riskiest Students Is Open to All Races https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/worth-noting-that-program-for-riskiest-students-is-open-to-all-races/ 2016-05-25T11:39:34-04:00 There is no persuasive reason to limit programs aimed at finding "diamonds in the rough" to those who are black, brown, or red but to exclude those who are white or yellow. Let Accreditors Do What Does the Most Good for Students https://chronicle.com/article/Let-Accreditors-Do-What-Does/236594 2016-05-25T11:30:00-04:00 Accrediting agencies need to resist the Education Department’s efforts to misuse the data they collect. By Belle S. Wheelan and Mark A. Elgart 10 Questions for Yale’s President https://chronicle.com/article/10-Questions-for-Yale-s/236593 2016-05-25T04:59:00-04:00 Peter Salovey has decided that a residential college should continue to be named for John C. Calhoun, a leading proponent of slavery. By James W. Loewen Distance Ed’s Second Act https://chronicle.com/article/Distance-Ed-s-Second-Act/236571 2016-05-24T04:55:00-04:00 Professors are still skeptical of online education, but they’re more involved in it than ever. By Phil Hill Few, if Any, Historical Figures Would Hold Up to Current Standards https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/few-if-any-historical-figures-would-hold-up-to-current-standards/ 2016-05-23T15:26:13-04:00 Elihu Yale, Abraham Lincoln, and Bill Clinton are among the people whose names would have to be removed from buildings. Weekly Book List, May 27, 2016 https://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-May-27-2016/236559 2016-05-22T17:34:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub The Scientist Who Talks to ISIS https://chronicle.com/article/The-Scientist-Who-Talks-to/236521 2016-05-20T04:55:00-04:00 An unorthodox anthropologist goes face to face with the enemy. By Tom Bartlett Want to Beat ISIS? Try Poetry and Negotiation https://chronicle.com/article/Want-to-Beat-ISIS-Try-Poetry/236522 2016-05-20T04:55:00-04:00 Philippe-Joseph Salazar spent a year and a half studying ISIS propaganda. His takeaway: Let’s cut our losses and negotiate. By Tom Bartlett Radicalized Islam, or Islamicized Radicalism? https://chronicle.com/article/Radicalized-Islam-or/236523 2016-05-20T04:55:00-04:00 Which is the menace? Perhaps both. By Robert Zaretsky The Many Meanings of a Fist https://chronicle.com/article/The-Many-Meanings-of-a-Fist/236509 2016-05-18T04:55:00-04:00 When 16 black women cadets raised their fists, the gesture inadvertently reflected complex layers of history. By Peniel E. Joseph Academic Publishing: Toward a New Model https://chronicle.com/article/Academic-Publishing-Toward-a/236526 2016-05-18T04:55:00-04:00 To make research more accessible, separate the review and dissemination processes. By Michael Satlow Colleges Shouldn’t Have to Deal With Copyright Monitoring https://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Shouldn-t-Have-to/236506 2016-05-17T13:20:00-04:00 In a long-running lawsuit, three academic publishers have asked for an injunction that would require Georgia State University to closely regulate all faculty uploads to course websites. By Pamela Samuelson Restraint on Single-Gender Clubs Assaults Right to Free Association https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/restraint-on-single-gender-clubs-assaults-right-to-free-association/ 2016-05-16T12:01:01-04:00 To sacrifice a basic right for a questionable set of wimpy assumptions about the relations between men and women at Harvard is beyond grotesque. Weekly Book List, May 20, 2016 https://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-May-20-2016/236478 2016-05-15T18:00:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Big Brains, Small Minds https://chronicle.com/article/Big-Brains-Small-Minds/236480 2016-05-13T15:45:00-04:00 We risk becoming a society of technological prowess and philosophical illiteracy. By John Kaag and David O’Hara Essay About Pressures Felt By Grad Students Neglects a Major One https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/essay-about-pressures-felt-by-grad-students-neglects-a-major-one/ 2016-05-13T13:04:21-04:00 "Read with addiction, write with abandon, talk about your shared, human problems" is good advice. But it's incomplete.