The Ticker

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Attacks Texas A&M Election as 'Stolen'

In an extraordinary op-ed for the Houston Chronicle, the former Texas governor said a student-government election at his alma mater had "made a mockery of due process and transparency."

The Ticker

Trump Will Deliver Keynote Address at Liberty U. Commencement

The university's president, Jerry Falwell Jr., has been a strong supporter of the U.S. president, to the dismay of some students.

The Ticker

Here's Where Charles Murray, Whose Presence Inflamed Middlebury, Is Speaking Next

The controversial sociologist has visits booked at Duke University, Columbia University, New York University, the University of Notre Dame, and Villanova University.

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

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.

ProfHacker

#LendMeALaptop

Maha Bali comments on the ban on laptops and tablets on certain flights from Muslim countries to the U.S. and U.K., which will directly affect her in two weeks' time.

 

ProfHacker

How to Teach Students How to Read on Screens, and Why You Might Want To

Are you worried about finding students--or yourself!--reading more and more on screens? Jason Jones looks at some recent research suggesting ways to handle digital reading.

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.

Lingua Franca

The 'Boom!' Boom

Whence comes this newly emphatic indicator? In our self-conscious age, wit apparently needs to be self-acknowledged, writes Ben Yagoda.