The Ticker

HBCU Investigates Photo of White Student in Blackface

The case, at Prairie View A&M University, is the latest of several images of white students in blackface to go public, but the first at a historically black institution.

The Ticker

Education Dept. Is Sued Over Debt Collection From Former Corinthian Students

Meanwhile, Sen. Elizabeth A. Warren reminded the department of its promise to forgive debts owed by students of the defunct chain of colleges.

The Ticker

Jury Orders San Diego State to Pay Fired Women's Coach $3.35 Million

After a monthlong trial, jurors agreed that the university had retaliated against Beth Burns, the women's basketball coach, for complaining about Title IX violations.

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

Open Doors: A New Take on Teaching Observations

George H. Williams describes an initiative at Vanderbilt University to encourage teachers -- both new and experienced -- to visit each other's classrooms to observe pedagogical strategies.

ProfHacker

Making Visual Novels with Ren'Py

Anastasia Salter continues her series on making games and interactive content in the classroom with a look at Ren'Py, a free tool for creating visual novels.

ProfHacker

How I Learned to Stop Resenting Blackboard and Start Using BB Grader

George H. Williams explains why he's finally started using a Blackboard software product to grade student work.

Lingua Franca

To Seek Out New Vowels ...

Geoff Pullum's undergraduate teaching this semester includes a voyage of space exploration: the space used for representing vowel quality.

Lingua Franca

The Whaughts?

Lucy Ferriss says the era that began with 2000 was one helluva decade. It deserves to have a name.

Lingua Franca

Lies, Damn Lies, and Trump

The candidate's repeated contradictions — along with what seems like his awareness that he has been saying completely conflicting things on different occasions — emboldened the media to deploy the l-word. Ben Yagoda approves.

Lingua Franca

The Vocative in Crisis

Allan Metcalf worries about the loss of punctuation in the grammatical case that shows the person or thing being addressed.

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.