The Ticker

UVa President, Who Prevailed Over Bid to Oust Her, Will Step Down

Teresa A. Sullivan defeated an effort in 2012 to unseat her that was led by the rector of the Board of Visitors, Helen E. Dragas.

The Ticker

Here's a Sampling of Inauguration Protests College Students Are Organizing Nationwide

Some students are traveling to Washington, D.C., to demonstrate against the presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump. Others are taking action near their campuses.

The Ticker

Education Dept. Clarifies Rule Governing Online Courses

The department said that an agreement under which more than 1,300 colleges had already been approved to offer online courses across state lines would satisfy the new regulation.

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

Self Care for the New Semester

ProfHacker's Natalie M. Houston argues that self-care is essential in order to function well.

ProfHacker

Weekend Reading: A New Beginning

ProfHacker's "Weekend Reading" posts give you 5 links worth reading plus a video.

ProfHacker

Managing Recipes with Paprika

Looking for a good system to keep track of all those recipes you use when planning your lunches for the week? Amy Cavender points readers to one possibility, and asks for recommendations.

Lingua Franca

The New Cruelty

What makes a White House adviser push “alternative facts”? Bill Germano says we have entered an era of ruthlessness, and he has a name for it.

Lingua Franca

Hypotheticals vs. Contrary-to-Fact

We need as much clarity as we can get in the days ahead, says Lucy Ferriss. So newspapers should not fudge the verbs.

Lingua Franca

Hoosiers, Suckers, Badgers, and Wolverines

Allan Metcalf spreads some exciting news: After 185 years, the U.S. Government Publishing Office has officially adopted Hoosier as the name for a resident of Indiana.

Lingua Franca

On Dogs Catching Vehicles

A car, a bus, a firetruck: The metaphor for a candidate's unlikely success has been popular among politicians for years, notes Ben Yagoda. Now its scale is huge.

Lingua Franca

Agency Style, for Your Eyes Only

Geoff Pullum cautiously reveals some of the intelligence he gleaned from a look into the CIA's editorial style guide.