The Ticker

New Mexico’s Public Colleges Breathe Easier, as Governor Signs Budget Bill

Nearly two months after she vetoed all spending on higher education, Gov. Susana Martinez endorsed legislation to provide nearly $745 million in the next fiscal year.

The Ticker

‘Harvard Crimson’ Site Is Hacked to Take Jabs at Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

The founder and CEO of Facebook, and Harvard's most financially successful dropout, gave the commencement speech there on Thursday afternoon.

The Ticker

Appeals Court Refuses to Reinstate Trump’s Travel Ban

After judges once again reject the president’s policy, it may now be headed for a hearing by the Supreme Court.

Wired Campus

Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech

Concerns about Yik Yak and analysis of MOOCs and online teaching were among the most popular stories this past year on our Wired Campus blog.

Wired Campus

Call for Nominations: Who Are the Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education?

The Chronicle is seeking suggestions for our annual feature on people trying to solve big problems facing campuses with the help of technology.

 

Wired Campus

Virtual-Reality Lab Explores New Kinds of Immersive Learning

The technology has powerful implications in distance learning. At the University of Maryland, researchers are using it in projects involving health care, public safety, and education.

ProfHacker

Preview: Books I'll Be Reading This Summer

Maha Bali previews three books she plans to read.

ProfHacker

Why and How to Make Your PDFs Searchable

Not all PDFs are created equally, writes Amy Cavender. To enhance searchability and accessibility, here’s what you should do.

 

ProfHacker

Open Thread Wednesday: Online Class and Virtual Attendance Challenges

Anastasia Salter takes a look at challenges of virtual "attendance" and student expectations in online courses, particularly during summer travel season.

Lingua Franca

Abstaining in Absence

Lucy Ferriss explores a peculiar pronunciation of a Latin term heard often at graduation ceremonies.

Lingua Franca

Fake New Words?

Many "new" words are very old. Allan Metcalf explains.

Lingua Franca

Dracula, Strunk, and Correct English Usage

One of the authors of The Elements of Style might have learned a thing or two had he read Bram Stoker, says Geoff Pullum.

Lingua Franca

Are You Fed Up of Preposition Creep?

Ben Yagoda gets excited for a commentator's use of "exhausted of."

Lingua Franca

Hedging One's Bets

Bill Germano explains what recent events might teach us about hiding in the shrubbery.