The Ticker

UC-Berkeley Fires Professor Accused of Harassing Students

Blake Wentworth, whose lawyer denied the assertions on his behalf, had been suspended since last June.

The Ticker

NLRB Issues Second Decision Allowing the Unionization of Undergraduates

The National Labor Relations Board has cleared the way for student workers at the University of Chicago’s libraries to hold a union vote.

The Ticker

Education Dept. Will Reconsider Grant Applications Rejected for Formatting Problems

After initially saying the rejections were not reversible, Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, said 77 Upward Bound applications would get a second look.

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

Open Thread Wednesday: Online Class and Virtual Attendance Challenges

Anastasia Salter takes a look at challenges of virtual "attendance" and student expectations in online courses, particularly during summer travel season.

ProfHacker

How to Make a Time Map for the Summer

ProfHacker’s Natalie M. Houston discusses the benefits of creating a template of your ideal week.

ProfHacker

Review: The Interactive Past

Anastasia Salter reviews a new open-access collection on archaeology and games.

Lingua Franca

Dracula, Strunk, and Correct English Usage

One of the authors of The Elements of Style might have learned a thing or two had he read Bram Stoker, says Geoff Pullum.

Lingua Franca

Are You Fed Up of Preposition Creep?

Ben Yagoda gets excited for a commentator's use of "exhausted of."

Lingua Franca

Hedging One's Bets

Bill Germano explains what recent events might teach us about hiding in the shrubbery.

Lingua Franca

'Crawdaddy,' 'Boomba,' and a 'Bounce-Around': an Online Update of Regional Words

Allan Metcalf reviews the latest installment of the Dictionary of American Regional English.

Lingua Franca

Fulsome Praisin' Blues

Ben Yagoda examines the changing meaning of “fulsome.”