The Ticker

Community College Disciplined Instructor After Student Handed Out Pro-Union Pens

The college said the instructor had pressured the student to distribute pens bearing the faculty union's label. The faculty member denies the allegation.

The Ticker

U. of North Dakota’s President Denounces Racist Snapchat Posts

Mark R. Kennedy said he was "appalled" by the images, and pledged to improve diversity education at the university.

The Ticker

U. of Mississippi Students Stage Sit-In Over Racist Social-Media Post

The protesters said the university's response to the online provocation had been inadequate.

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

MLA Commons CORE and Open Access

Anastasia Salter takes a look at the current beta of the MLA's open access repository.

ProfHacker

Do Your Students Take Good Notes?

George H. Williams considers various ideas for encouraging students to take better notes.

ProfHacker

Back Up Your Files Now

ProfHacker's Natalie M. Houston reminds readers to invest in a solid backup solution.

Lingua Franca

Can I Give That Job Talk?

Anne Curzan makes a case for providing job candidates more guidance about expectations for academic talks during campus visits.

Lingua Franca

Destinated Americans

Bill Germano says today's immigration debates demonstrate that we’re deeply embroiled in the question of the "destinated" citizen, even if we don't use that term.

Lingua Franca

M22: Highway Sign and Trademark

Can a company trademark a public roadsign? asks Allan Metcalf.

Lingua Franca

Mensiversaries

Geoff Pullum coined that useful word to denote a special day repeated each month. But like many innovations people imagine they see in English, it had been invented before.

Lingua Franca

Have We Reached Peak 'Peak'?

Peak oil begat peak TV, and now peak X is peeking its head into the unlikeliest of places. Ben Yagoda brings you some examples from just the last few weeks.