The professor, Katherine A. Dettwyler, wrote Facebook posts comparing the University of Virginia student, who died after being held captive for 17 months, to "a lot of the young, white, rich, clueless males who come into my classes."
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.
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 Chronicle is seeking suggestions for our annual feature on people trying to solve big problems facing campuses with the help of technology.
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.