The Ticker

Jury Convicts 3rd Former Vanderbilt U. Athlete in 2013 Gang Rape

Two members of the university's football team are already serving long prison terms for their roles in the attack, and their video of the incident helped convict them.

The Ticker

Judge Declares Another Mistrial in Fatal Shooting by U. of Cincinnati Officer

Jurors deadlocked for the second time in less than a year in the case of the death of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in 2015.

The Ticker

U. of Missouri Rescinds Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree, Joining Over 20 Colleges

The university system decided to revoke the degree nearly two years after many other colleges did the same thing.

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

Confronting Your Book Collection

Anastasia Salter discusses the challenges of academic spring cleaning in a world of physical media.

ProfHacker

Firefox Focus Now Available for Android

Firefox Focus, a privacy-oriented web browser for mobile devices, is now available for Android devices.

ProfHacker

On Writing: Paul J. Silvia

ProfHacker’s Natalie M. Houston discusses Paul J. Silvia’s advice about making progress with your writing.

Lingua Franca

Worst Sentence Ever Seen in Academic Prose

Geoff Pullum attempts to parse an impossibly clumsy sentence written by a 19th-century philologist. Don't tell him people knew how to write back then.

Lingua Franca

The Ken Burns Effect

What started as a strong style in films by the great documentarian, and his followers, has become constricting, says Ben Yagoda.

Lingua Franca

‘This Whirligigging Age’

A British satirist wrote that, observing that the world is a crazy place and moving too fast, says Bill Germano. That was in 1598.

Lingua Franca

Hunting Witches

When he charges witch hunt, what does our president mean? Lucy Ferriss examines the possibilities.

Lingua Franca

Among the Old New Words

A recent issue of American Speech looks back on 75 years' worth of new words. Allan Metcalf reflects on what they tell us about our history.