The Ticker

U. of Southern California Says It Will Fire Puliafito

The medical professor, a former dean of the medical school had led a secret life of illicit drug use, a newspaper reported earlier in the week.

The Ticker

Groups Call on Civil-Rights Official to Reject ‘90 Percent’ Statement on Campus-Rape Cases

The National Women’s Law Center, joined by more than 50 other groups, said in a letter that Candice Jackson’s remark last week sent a “destructive and inaccurate message.”

The Ticker

Adjunct at BYU-Idaho Says She Lost Her Job for Facebook Post Supporting Homosexuality

A practicing Mormon, Ruthie Robertson said she was given the chance to remove the post, but she stood by her beliefs, which she said she had never expressed in the classroom.

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

Turning Your iPhone's Camera into an Assistive Device: Seeing AI

Jason B. Jones looks at Seeing AI, a new iOS app from Microsoft that turns the phone's camera into an assistive viewing device.

ProfHacker

Turn Twitter Threads into Shareable Posts with Spooler

Jason Jones looks at Spooler, a simple web app for turning long Twitter threads into shareable single posts.

ProfHacker

Learn About Digital Accessibility This Summer

If you're interested in digital accessibility, Microsoft is offering a "Web Accessibility Fundamentals" course on edX this summer.

Lingua Franca

Hemingway’s Cuban English

The Havana experience of the author, born 118 years ago today, summons intriguing questions about multilingualism and writing.

Lingua Franca

When Is a Proper Name a Proper Noun?

Rose Jacobs explains why it’s so hard to teach English-as-a-second-language students how to use a, an, and the, proving the madness of searching for hard-and-fast rules about our language.

Lingua Franca

Hohumland

Homeland doesn’t have the same emotional resonance for Americans that it does for Europeans, says Allan Metcalf.

Lingua Franca

'The Americans Have No Adverbs'

Adverbs becoming extinct, replaced by adjectives? Not so fast: The syntactic facts suggest otherwise, says Geoff Pullum.

Lingua Franca

Blessed Are teh Copy Editors

News organizations need the editors who spot what other editors tend to overlook, says Ben Yagoda. Here are some examples.