The Ticker

Kristina Johnson Is Named Chancellor of SUNY

A former under secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy under President Obama will lead the State University of New York system.

The Ticker

Education Dept. Announces Moves to Ease Burden of Fafsa Tool's Absence

The agency has relaxed financial-verification requirements to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in response to the outage of the IRS's data-retrieval tool.

The Ticker

Students Oppose Pomona College's Hiring of Alice Goffman as a Visiting Scholar

In an open letter, protesters question the process behind the controversial ethnographer's hiring and demand that the hire be rescinded. The college defends its process as rigorous.

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

5 Tips for Designing Course Documents

George Williams has some strong opinions about how course documents should be designed.

ProfHacker

Weekend Reading: Late April Edition

Every Friday, ProfHacker shares links to 5 things worth reading plus a video.

ProfHacker

Annotating Financial Context Automatically with Bloomberg Lens

Bloomberg Lens promises to annotate financial data online automatically, as you browse. Jason B. Jones takes a look.

Lingua Franca

Truly Weighty Words

Allan Metcalf recalls the good old days when journalists' words were set in metal type an inch high.

Lingua Franca

The Risky Business of Deadpan Humor

Geoff Pullum attempts an April Fool's metahoax and is chagrined when at least one reader falls for it.

Lingua Franca

Mamma Mia!

The misogyny of "mother of all bombs" bothers Lucy Ferriss, but not as much as our accompanying pride.

Lingua Franca

Weighty Words of Yesteryear

Allan Metcalf remembers the days when newsrooms were filled with manual typewriters and No. 1 pencils.

Lingua Franca

Adverbs and United Airlines

Geoff Pullum says United Airlines shows its linguistic ineptitude even in the grammar of its contract of carriage; no wonder they talked their way into a PR disaster.