The Ticker

U. of Tennessee at Chattanooga Fires Reporter After Lawmakers Complain

At least one legislator said he didn't know he was talking with a reporter when she recorded them. She says her role was obvious from her press pass and radio equipment.

The Ticker

Australian Academic Is Barred From Leaving China, Lawyer Says

The Chinese-born scholar, Feng Chongyi, is a permanent resident of Australia. He had been in China to conduct research on human-rights lawyers there, sources said,

The Ticker

Louis Freeh Savages Penn State’s Leaders and Calls for Its President to Resign

The former FBI director and author of an exhaustive report on the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal held nothing back in a searing indictment of university leaders and their handling of the case.

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

Find Open Access Articles Faster with UnPayWall

Maha Bali tests the new browser extension that helps you find open-access versions of paywalled articles.

 

ProfHacker

Weekend Reading: A Positive Rage Edition

Most Fridays, ProfHacker eases into the weekend with 5 links worth reading, plus a video. Topics this week: Apple hardware, the joy of rage, data visualization, Markdown editors, historical style, and more.

ProfHacker

Save That Hashtag! Twitter Recorder Extension

Lee Skallerup Bessette introduces a tool that can archive a hashtag even if you've forgotten to set one up.

Lingua Franca

The Total Tell

Lucy Ferriss examines the president's effervescent use of intensifiers.

Lingua Franca

A Brown Eyed Handsome Man

Hail, hail, rock and roll: Geoff Pullum remembers the poetry of Charles Edward Anderson Berry.

Lingua Franca

The Fun of It

Anne Curzan makes the case for debating usage as a key part of "teaching grammar." Singular "they," anyone?

Lingua Franca

Milking a Comma for All It's Worth

A Maine dairy's truck drivers put punctuation to a $10-million test in court, Lucy Ferriss reports, and they won.

Lingua Franca

OK, Okay, Happy 178th Birthday!

Allan Metcalf calls for a celebration this Thursday of the American linguistic invention heard round the world.