PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion & Ideas https://chronicle.com/section/Opinion-Ideas/40 2015-11-29T12:43:29-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Little Evidence of Collaborative Leadership at Ithaca College https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/little-evidence-of-collaborative-leadership-at-ithaca-college/ 2015-11-23T17:30:15-05:00 How Corpses Shape Culture https://chronicle.com/article/How-Corpses-Shape-Culture/234260 2015-11-23T00:01:00-05:00 In burial, the dead help give meaning to the travails of the living. By Thomas W. Laqueur Why Two Kids Are Too Many https://chronicle.com/article/Why-Two-Kids-Are-Too-Many/234259 2015-11-23T00:01:00-05:00 Want to save the earth? Maybe birth control is the answer. By Tom Bartlett An Unevolved View of Gender Evolution https://chronicle.com/article/An-Unevolved-View-of-Gender/234261 2015-11-23T00:01:00-05:00 The latest gloss on the evolutionary biology and psychology of gender woefully distorts the research. By Melvin Konner Weekly Book List, November 27, 2015 https://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-November-27/234305 2015-11-23T00:01:00-05:00 Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Want More Innovation? Get More Diversity https://chronicle.com/article/Want-More-Innovation-Get-More/234289 2015-11-23T00:01:00-05:00 Academic departments that are more diverse may produce more unorthodox ideas and do more original work, new research shows. By Willemien Kets Haunted by Spirits https://chronicle.com/article/Haunted-by-Spirits/234262 2015-11-23T00:01:00-05:00 Ghosts of academics haunt a musty private library in Boston. By John Kaag Don’t Repress the Past https://chronicle.com/article/Don-t-Repress-the-Past/234282 2015-11-20T03:55:00-05:00 Keep Woodrow Wilson and John C. Calhoun on campus. By James Livingston How Three Bad Decisions Signaled Doom at Mizzou https://chronicle.com/article/How-Three-Bad-Decisions/234278 2015-11-19T14:15:03-05:00 In hindsight, it’s easy to see the failures in leadership that foreshadowed the current upheaval at the University of Missouri. By Arthur G. Jago Playwrights Have Every Right to Protect How Their Plays Are Performed https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/playwrights-have-every-right-to-protect-how-their-plays-are-performed/ 2015-11-18T19:08:04-05:00 For Underprivileged Students, There's No Time for Chaos https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/for-underprivileged-students-theres-no-time-for-chaos/ 2015-11-18T18:43:35-05:00 Academic-Support Programs Owe a Debt to Minority Pioneers https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/academic-support-programs-owe-a-debt-to-minority-pioneers/ 2015-11-18T16:49:51-05:00 Why Embattled Leaders Should Be Stepping Up, Not Stepping Down https://chronicle.com/article/Why-Embattled-Leaders-Should/234222 2015-11-16T13:15:33-05:00 Students’ expectations for inclusion are higher than in the past, and meeting them will require a new level of leadership. By Thomas R. Rochon Higher Ed Has Always Been a Mess https://chronicle.com/article/Higher-Ed-Has-Always-Been-a/234162 2015-11-15T18:31:30-05:00 That's what makes it great. By Sol Gittleman Life Lessons https://chronicle.com/article/Life-Lessons/234158 2015-11-15T18:30:30-05:00 Five practical concepts to jump-start students' critical-thinking skills. By Richard E. Nisbett Cold War's Cool Calculations https://chronicle.com/article/Cold-Wars-Cool-Calculations/234159 2015-11-15T18:30:30-05:00 Yes, some writers had secret patrons like the CIA. But who was using whom? By Maggie Doherty What’s It Called, by What’s Her Name https://chronicle.com/article/What-s-It-Called-by/234160 2015-11-15T18:30:30-05:00 I’ve forgotten more books than many people have read. That’s an accomplishment of sorts, right? By Randy Malamud How the Crisis of the Humanities Is Like the Greek Economy https://chronicle.com/article/How-the-Crisis-of-the/234185 2015-11-15T18:26:00-05:00 Humanities departments have been structured for failure, and like those Greek pensioners being lectured by Angela Merkel, we’ve been told it’s our fault. By Steven Conn Let's Treat the Philosophy Department Like the Football Team https://chronicle.com/interactives/ncaa-subsidies-commentary 2015-11-15T18:00:00-05:00 A professor asks, "Can our university, or any university, exist without a football team?" By Paul Walker Weekly Book List, November 20, 2015 https://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-November-20/234204 2015-11-15T17:40:00-05:00 Descriptions of the latest scholarly books, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub