The Ticker

Janet Napolitano Disputes Finding That Her Office Held $175 Million in Undisclosed Funds

A California state audit also asserted that the University of California’s Office of the President had paid excessive salaries.

The Ticker

After a Week of Protest, U. of Utah Cancer Researcher Is Reinstated

The abrupt announcement that Mary Beckerle, head of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, was leaving was met with anger from faculty members, students, and the institute’s main donor.

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.

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

Is This Still a Thing? Looking Back at Unroll.me

We've reviewed a lot of stuff! In a new series, "Is this still a thing?" Jason Jones looks back at old recommendations, and sees what still exists, what doesn't, and maybe what shouldn't. First up: Unroll.me.

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.

Lingua Franca

Who's a Patriot Now?

Lucy Ferriss, reflecting on the way we use nationalism and patriotism today, sees a shift in ideas of country.

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.