The Ticker

Trinity College of Conn. Closes Over Threats After Conservative Website Targets Professor

The site tied the professor’s remarks to a shooting at a congressional baseball practice that left several people injured. The academic says his comments were misinterpreted.

The Ticker

Education Dept. Closes Title IX Investigation of Liberty U.

The federal Office for Civil Rights said in a letter to President Jerry Falwell Jr. that it lacked jurisdiction in the sexual-assault case that had triggered the probe.

The Ticker

Adjunct Says She Was Suspended Following Appearance on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’

Two days after Lisa Durden discussed a Black Lives Matter event on the Fox News program, Essex County College told her she was off the job “until further notice.”

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

Firefox Focus Now Available for Android

Firefox Focus, a privacy-oriented web browser for mobile devices, is now available for Android devices.

ProfHacker

On Writing: Paul J. Silvia

ProfHacker's Natalie M. Houston discusses Paul J. Silvia's advice about making progress with your writing.

ProfHacker

Match Your Tasks to Your Energy Level

ProfHacker’s Natalie M. Houston discusses how to match different kinds of work to your natural energy cycle.

Lingua Franca

The Ken Burns Effect

What started as a strong style in films by the great documentarian, and his followers, has become constricting, says Ben Yagoda.

Lingua Franca

‘This Whirligigging Age’

A British satirist wrote that, observing that the world is a crazy place and moving too fast, says Bill Germano. That was in 1598.

Lingua Franca

Hunting Witches

When he charges witch hunt, what does our president mean? Lucy Ferriss examines the possibilities.

Lingua Franca

Among the Old New Words

A recent issue of American Speech looks back on 75 years' worth of new words. Allan Metcalf reflects on what they tell us about our history.

Lingua Franca

Lexicographers Luxuriate in Barbados

The Caribbean gave a new perspective to dictionary research last week, reports Allan Metcalf.