PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Opinion https://chronicle.com/section/Opinion/40/ 2016-07-25T13:56:20-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education ‘Trump Syllabus’ Ignores Race, Xenophobia https://chronicle.com/article/Trump-Syllabus-Ignores/237212 2016-07-25T03:56:00-04:00 A contributor to the "Trump Syllabus" voices her disapproval of the project. Police Violence, Out of Context https://chronicle.com/article/Police-Violence-Out-of/237236 2016-07-24T19:45:05-04:00 What a recent high-profile study about police shootings got wrong. By Lester Spence Why Social Science Risks Irrelevance https://chronicle.com/article/Why-Social-Science-Risks/237192 2016-07-24T19:29:00-04:00 The privilege to pursue knowledge carries a responsibility to share it with the world.   By danah boyd The Nazi Rorschach Tests https://chronicle.com/article/The-Nazi-Rorschach-Tests/237231 2016-07-24T19:13:37-04:00 What did the researchers who interviewed Nazi leaders in prison, after World War II, conclude? By Tom Bartlett The False Promise of a ‘Conversation’ About Race https://chronicle.com/article/The-False-Promise-of-a/237066 2016-07-24T18:43:00-04:00 It’s time to give up on the idea that words alone will make a real difference. By John H. McWhorter Weekly Book List, July 29, 2016 https://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-July-29/237233 2016-07-24T18:02:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub Scholars Do, in Fact, Agree on Basics of Plagiarism https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/scholars-do-in-fact-agree-on-basics-of-plagiarism/ 2016-07-22T13:22:15-04:00 Melania Trump's speech is a great opportunity to explain what plagiarism is and why academics care about it. Funding Model Supported in Essay Does Not Preserve Public Good https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/funding-model-supported-in-essay-does-not-preserve-public-good/ 2016-07-21T15:50:53-04:00 A better model is one in which the administration is accountable to those — deans, faculty, staff, and students – who focus on making the university a place of research and education. Why a College Should Teach Its Own History https://chronicle.com/article/Why-a-College-Should-Teach-Its/237166 2016-07-20T04:55:00-04:00 For one thing, a large course with cross-disciplinary appeal creates a sense of community that, in both short and long terms, do a college good. By Corey Ryan Earle Adaptive Learning Could Be the Tesla of Education — in a Bad Way https://chronicle.com/article/Adaptive-Learning-Could-Be-the/237171 2016-07-18T17:09:00-04:00 Ed-tech company officials who make exaggerated claims about the power of their products aren’t doing students any favors, and could end up hurting them. By Michael Feldstein Why I’m Not Joining ‘Historians Against Trump’ https://chronicle.com/article/Why-I-m-Not-Joining/237168 2016-07-18T14:00:00-04:00 A statement by the new group repudiates the discipline’s own values. By Jonathan Zimmerman Race-Conscious Admissions Policies Face More Tests After ‘Fisher’ https://chronicle.com/article/Race-Conscious-Admissions/237151 2016-07-17T18:29:00-04:00 The Supreme Court’s decision leaves the courthouse door open for every program to be judged on its particular facts. Mark G. Yudof and Rachel F. Moran Weekly Book List, July 22, 2016 https://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-July-22/237156 2016-07-17T17:39:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub The Lessons of Brexit for the Humanities https://chronicle.com/article/The-Lessons-of-Brexit-for-the/237097 2016-07-13T05:00:00-04:00 Professors may think they can no longer live within their universities. But they certainly cannot live outside them. By Robert Zaretsky Article on Bias in Police Shootings Misconstrued Research Findings https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/article-on-racial-bias-in-police-shootings-misconstrued-research-findings/ 2016-07-12T12:36:51-04:00 A “muddy” relationship is quite different from a “spurious” relationship. No Need for Trump to Specify He Attended Wharton as an Undergrad https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/no-need-for-trump-to-specify-he-attended-wharton-as-an-undergrad/ 2016-07-11T14:44:15-04:00 Both programs are prestigious, with the undergrad program probably slightly edging out the graduate program. Combatting Sexual Harassment Doesn't Make One a Vigilante https://chronicle.com/blogs/letters/combatting-sexual-harassment-doesnt-make-one-a-vigilante/ 2016-07-11T14:25:30-04:00 We should dispense with the notion that one needs to be a “vigilante” or an “activist” to refuse to turn a blind eye to illegal and unethical behavior. Flagships Must Create New Models to Preserve the Public Good https://chronicle.com/article/Flagships-Must-Create-New/237055 2016-07-11T04:55:00-04:00 America built its economic strength and political vitality on the backs of its public universities. What will it take to sustain them? By Nicholas B. Dirks In Praise of Speculative History https://chronicle.com/article/In-Praise-of-Speculative/237067 2016-07-10T18:41:33-04:00 New conjectural works share a project: to broaden the scope of historical understanding beyond the thin span of written records. By Frank Palmeri Weekly Book List, July 15, 2016 https://chronicle.com/article/Weekly-Book-List-July-15/237068 2016-07-10T17:46:00-04:00 Descriptions of the latest titles, divided by category. Compiled by Nina C. Ayoub