The Ticker

Liberty U. Alumni Protest Falwell's Continued Support of Trump

Some graduates of the university are upset that its leader has voiced support of President Trump's inflammatory comments about the violence in Charlottesville.

 

The Ticker

Cincinnati State Suspends All Sports Except Soccer

Struggling with declines in enrollment and revenue, the college is exploring a new model for athletics that will focus on more local recruiting and hiring part-time instead of full-time coaches.

The Ticker

Family Settles Suit Against Clemson U. in Fraternity Pledge's Death

Tucker Hipps was found dead in a lake after a fraternity event in 2014.

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

Participating in the Digital Polarization Initiative is now ‘Ridiculously Easy’

Lee Skallerup Bessette explains how you (and your students) can participate in the Digital Polarization Initiative using Google Docs.

ProfHacker

The Dark Truth of Email Tips

Jason Jones shares a webcomic about the psychology of email.

ProfHacker

On Writing: Anne Lamott

ProfHacker’s Natalie M. Houston offers some strategies for writing first drafts based on Anne Lamott’s advice.

Lingua Franca

Sheetcaking: Seriously?

Allan Metcalf savors Tina Fey's delicious proposal for countering the alt-right.

Lingua Franca

‘Alt’ Alternatives

Lucy Ferriss asks whether alt-left will stick, and if it does, will it be an insult or a new claim to identity?

Lingua Franca

Didn’t Know I Would Really Go

Geoff Pullum discusses the extraordinary songs of Jimmy Webb, whose foremost musical collaborator and vocal interpreter died of Alzheimer’s last week.

Lingua Franca

Take a Gander

Allan Metcalf salutes the residents of the great state of Michigan — who have heard the jokes for many years.

Lingua Franca

Of Cans and Cabooses

Mainstream journalism seems to lack an adequate way of referring to the body part involved in Taylor Swift's lawsuit against a groper, writes Ben Yagoda.