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U. of Tennessee's Chancellor to Step Down and Return to Teaching

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 21, 2016 - 9:35am
Jimmy G. Cheek will stay in office until a replacement is found.
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Historians of Slavery Find Fruitful Terrain: Their Own Institutions

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 21, 2016 - 2:55am
In a year when student activists pushed colleges to reconsider racially charged monuments and building names, researchers who investigate campus history have found new momentum.
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How to Prepare Professors Who Thought They’d Never Teach Online

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 21, 2016 - 2:55am
As distance learning goes mainstream, colleges are rethinking how they train faculty members.
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Fellow Philosophers Criticize Yale Scholar for Alleged Sexual Harassment

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 20, 2016 - 11:56am
More than 200 signatories expressed disappointment in what they called Thomas Pogge's "harmful actions toward women."
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Kids Cook Up Change in ED’s Kitchen

U.S. Department of Education Blog - June 20, 2016 - 11:03am

How does a lunch of Moroccan stuffed zucchini, Moroccan salad and spiced pear cups sound?

This is just one of the 10 creative and delicious school meals cooked up during the Cooking up Change national finals earlier this month at the Department of Education. Cooking up Change is a dynamic culinary competition that challenges student chefs to create healthy school meals that their peers enjoy. Not only are these meals delicious, they also comply with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) school nutrition standards for calories, fat, sodium, fruits, vegetables and whole grains, including side dishes, which meet USDA Smart Snacks in Schools standards.

Created in 2007 by Healthy Schools Campaign, Cooking up Change presents the future of school food with healthy, fun, locally inspired meals that appeal to kids. By complying with school nutrition standards and using only commonly available school food service ingredients and equipment, students create recipes that include no more than six steps so that their meals can be easily replicated on a large scale and in real school kitchens. Students have limited time to develop their recipes, test their creations and refine their ideas based on peer feedback and professional nutritional analysis.

The Moroccan-themed menu was developed by the team from Orange County, Calif., and took first place. The student chefs hope their meal can serve as an inspiration to improve school food across the country. “We wish that the school meals would actually change because we have a delicious meal, but every school here did, too,” said Mariah.

Through Cooking up Change, students not only learn about healthy cooking and the complexity of the National School Lunch Program, but also have an opportunity to urge their national leaders to support student health and learning by maintaining a high bar for school food. It’s a message that’s particularly important this year as Congress moves to reauthorize the school nutrition standards that were recently adopted to address the nation’s childhood obesity crisis.

“These students are not only participating in a healthy cooking competition, but they’re also lending their voices to the political debate over school food,” says Rochelle Davis, Healthy Schools Campaign President and CEO. “They’ve shown that it’s possible to work within the constraints of the national nutrition standards, and by taking a page out of their cookbook, we too can make healthy and delicious school meals a reality for all students.”

On the day of the competition, Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., offered words of encouragement and reiterated the importance of healthy school meals, especially as we head into the summer months. The Summer Food Service Program provides meals for more than 2 million children during the summer.

When so much of what we hear about school food is about what we can’t do, these student chefs are focusing on what we can do. Show us someone who says kids just won’t eat low-sodium food, and we’ll show you the team from Dallas who used Italian seasoning to flavor their dish when they couldn’t use salt. Show us someone who says whole wheat pasta doesn’t hold up, and we’ll show you the team from Owensboro, Ken., and their chicken alfredo with penne and roasted vegetables that uses whole grain penne. Show us someone who says kids won’t eat healthy food, and we’ll show you student chefs whose friends couldn’t get enough of their healthy and delicious school meals.

Sara Porter is Vice President of External Affairs for Healthy Schools Campaign.

The post Kids Cook Up Change in ED’s Kitchen appeared first on ED.gov Blog.

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Federal Agencies Don’t Fund Big Gun-Violence Research. Can California?

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 20, 2016 - 2:55am
The state’s Legislature voted on Thursday to create the California Firearm Violence Research Center in the UC system, aimed at "filling the gap" left by restrictions at the federal level.
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Can a City's Compassion Remedy Educational Inequity?

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2016 - 5:00pm
Louisville wants to be known for sending its kids, all of them, to college. And it has a plan to make that happen.
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Second Former Vanderbilt Athlete Is Found Guilty in 2013 Campus Rape

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2016 - 4:45pm
The football player, Brandon Vandenburg, was convicted on eight counts, including aggravated rape. He faces a prison term of 15 to 25 years.
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2 High-Profile Cases Offer Glimpse of Future Trends in Campus Sex Assaults

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2016 - 4:45pm
Court proceedings catapulted Brock Allen Turner and Jack Montague, both athletes at prestigious colleges, into the national news. But the differences between their cases are as instructive as the commonalities.
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Turmoil Raises Specter of Faculty Exodus From Public Colleges

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2016 - 4:31pm
High-profile defections stoke rumors of a mass exit, but even if professors aren’t fleeing in droves, there’s plenty of maneuvering behind the scenes.
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3 Librarians Bring Skills in Preservation and Technological Innovation to Their New Top Roles

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2016 - 4:28pm
New library leaders at Vanderbilt, Princeton, and the University of Virginia are ushering the past into the future.
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What I'm Reading: Article on Improving Students’ Learning

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2016 - 4:26pm
It’s not that students don’t work hard to do well, a lecturer learns; it’s just that they are not studying in the most effective way.
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The Week: What You Need to Know About the Past 7 Days

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2016 - 4:23pm
Colleges in Florida and Pennsylvania mourn students killed in the Orlando shooting. A six-month sentence for a former Stanford swimmer convicted of sexual assault sparks outrage. And the Department of Education comes down hard on an accreditor of for-profit colleges.
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1994: No Appeasing Angry Historians

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2016 - 3:50pm
Drew Gilpin Faust reviewed ethical violations for the scholarly association of a newly diverse discipline.
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Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (6/24/2016)

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2016 - 3:44pm
Compiled by Anais Strickland
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Deadlines (6/24/2016)

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2016 - 3:41pm
Compiled by Anais Strickland
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AAUP Rebukes Universities for Their Boards’ Actions

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 19, 2016 - 12:54pm
The American Association of University Professors censures or sanctions four colleges and sidesteps calls to take stands against fossil-fuel investments and in favor of Hillary Clinton.
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As U. of Louisville’s President Steps Down, Kentucky Governor Seeks to Upend Its Board

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 18, 2016 - 10:13am
Gov. Matt Bevin disbanded the Board of Trustees, put an interim board in place, and sought to create a new governance structure. One faculty member called the moves "political gangsterism."
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U. of Wyoming's President Declares Financial Crisis

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 17, 2016 - 3:32pm
To avoid financial exigency, Laurie Nichols said she would consider eliminating or reducing academic programs.
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Green River College's President Resigns Amid Faculty Protests and Budget Cuts

Chronicle of Higher Education - June 17, 2016 - 11:13am
The president, Eileen Ely, has faced three no-confidence votes from the faculty in the last three years.
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