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.

The Ticker

After White-Supremacist Violence, UVa Will Review What Activities Are Allowable on Campus

The university is also hiring a contractor to review its safety infrastructure and more staff members and police officers “to ensure safety and security" as the semester begins.

The Ticker

White House Arts Panel Resigns Over Trump's Charlottesville Statements

In their resignation letter, members of the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities said ignoring Mr. Trump's statements on hate groups and racism would make the panelists complicit in his actions.

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

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.

Lingua Franca

Getting Oriented

For incoming students, orientation is a way of getting one's bearings. This year in particular, writes William Germano, that’s true for everyone on the campus.

Lingua Franca

Why a Ham Sandwich?

Though not kosher, a ham sandwich is by its nature innocent. That may be why it’s used to express the idea that a grand jury can indict an entity that lacks even the agency to commit wrong, writes Lucy Ferriss.