The Ticker

Dean at Georgia Tech Will Be New Chancellor of UC-Davis

Gary May, dean of engineering, will succeed the controversial Linda P.B. Katehi, pending board approval, on August 1.

The Ticker

Grad Student Finds Lost Novel by Walt Whitman That Hints at 'Leaves of Grass'

The tale was published anonymously in an obscure New York newspaper in 1852, before the writer won fame for his poetry.

The Ticker

AmeriCorps Joins NEH and NEA Among Programs Trump May Cut

The AmeriCorps program, often touted by HIllary Clinton, has been a source of money for college for young people.

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

Researching While Administrating

Jason looks at advice from three Suffolk university faculty/administrators on how to get research done while serving an administrative role.

ProfHacker

Playing at Computational Thinking with The Tessera

ProfHacker's Anastasia Salter takes a look at The Tessera: Ghostly Tracks, a new, free online educational alternate-reality game for teaching and learning computational thinking.

ProfHacker

Weekend Reading: Freedom From Edition

Most Fridays, ProfHacker wraps up the week with five links and an interesting video. This is one of those weeks.

Lingua Franca

Still Looking for a Triple

Geoff Pullum is on the hunt for an extraordinarily rare type of sentence; this week he almost thought he'd found one.

Lingua Franca

How Dangerous Are Danglers?

Anne Curzan evaluates the common advice about avoiding dangling participles in writing.

Lingua Franca

My New Crush on the Dictionary

Lucy Ferriss finds solace in Merriam-Webster.

Lingua Franca

For Want of a Copy Editor the Sense Was Lost

Geoff Pullum finds several errors in a scientific paper published by Elsevier, including in the title.

Lingua Franca

Futurist Shock

Now more than ever, says Bill Germano, we need history to help us sort out an enormous mess we just can’t future.