The Ticker

U. of Maryland Student Is Charged With Hate Crime in Killing of Bowie State Student

The police say that Sean Urbanski, who was a member of a far-right Facebook group, stabbed Richard Collins III, a newly commissioned U.S. Army lieutenant, in May after he refused to move from the sidewalk.

The Ticker

Bill Would Bar U. of Wisconsin Employees From Working at Planned Parenthood

The measure aims to prevent university employees from performing abortions and training students at clinics where abortions are performed.

The Ticker

Pro-Trump Protesters Shout Down Democrat’s Speech at Whittier College

Hecklers disrupted an event featuring California’s attorney general because of the state’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for rescinding the DACA program.

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

Taking Over a Class Mid-Semester

Jason Jones discusses strategies to ensure a smooth transition.

ProfHacker

Weekend Reading: Friday the 13th Edition

Jason Jones starts the weekend with five interesting links and a video worth watching.

ProfHacker

Collaborative Annotations You May Want to Join

Maha Bali shares some recent useful collaborative annotation projects.

 

Lingua Franca

‘Comity’ Tonight

Bring on the lovers, liars, and clowns: William Germano reflects on why a 19th-century word has meaning today.

Lingua Franca

The National Anthem and Me

Lucy Ferriss doesn’t celebrate the rockets or the bombs of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Lingua Franca

Appalachian English

Allan Metcalf takes a desktop trip to the mountains of West Virginia and vicinity, where a wondrous new website has opened for business — and it’s free.

Lingua Franca

The Strange Language of Harvey Weinstein’s Denial

Geoff Pullum trains a grammarian’s eye on the tortured wording of a statement issued by the film producer’s spokeswoman.

Lingua Franca

The Language of Enslavement

Lucy Ferriss considers whether modern terminology is “presentist” or the language of abolition.