The Ticker

U. of Chicago's Condemning of Safe Spaces and Trigger Warnings Reignites Debate

A letter from the dean of students cited academic freedom as the reason it opposes the practices. Some observers say that's a backwards argument.

The Ticker

Education Dept. Cuts Off Federal Aid to New Students at For-Profit ITT

The department's move may be its most substantial action against a single for-profit educator since its heightened scrutiny of Corinthian Colleges caused that company to fold.

The Ticker

U. of Vermont Cancels Game at Chapel Hill Over 'Bathroom Bill'

The decision is the latest move in protest of North Carolina's House Bill 2, which mandates that people use only the public bathrooms that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificates.

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.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Rediscovering Ulysses

Curiosity about blogging clients leads Amy Cavender to a rediscovery of Ulysses, a beautiful app for writing in Markdown.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Gamify Your Writing Group

The guest author Emily Johnson reports on a fun way to turn an academic writing group into a motivational game.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Making Room

ProfHacker's Natalie M. Houston offers a key question for reflection as we head into the fall.

Lingua Franca

Did You Drop That 'H'?

Anne Curzan makes the argument for writing "a historian," even if some editors think it isn't as formal or proper as "an historian."

Lingua Franca

Back to Back 'Back'

Donald Trump is the master of "walking back," according to the headlines. Ben Yagoda explores how a nautical expression turned into an enduring metaphor.

Lingua Franca

A Person Who

I’m a person who likes and I like mean exactly the same thing, says Lucy Ferriss. So why the rise in the more convoluted version?

Lingua Franca

Trump: Ironies in the Fire

Donald Trump uses sarcasm to tell the truth, or to tell the opposite of the truth. Always. Get it? asks Allan Metcalf.

Lingua Franca

Machine-to-Human Communication: Nobody Cares

One day, machines have to be made able understand what we say in our native languages, and tell us things effectively, says Geoff Pullum. But right now they don't.