The Ticker

French Scholar on Way to Speak at Texas A&M Was Detained at Airport for 10 Hours

The scholar, Henry Rousso, was about to be deported before university officials won his release.

The Ticker

Graduate Students in 6 Departments at Yale Vote to Unionize

The balloting results, announced on Thursday, were attained with a strategy that could make such collective bargaining easier at universities where campuswide support does not exist.

The Ticker

Betsy DeVos Criticizes Professors in Remarks to Conservative Conference

The new education secretary called on college students to join the fight against the "education establishment."

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

Weekend Reading: Password Reset Edition

Most Fridays, ProfHacker wraps up the week with five links and a video worth watching.

ProfHacker

New Teaching Resource for Digital Literacy

Lee Skallerup Bessette writes that Mike Caulfield's latest project, an OER textbook titled Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers, is a useful and practical resource for the classroom.

ProfHacker

Reflections on Structurelessness

Maha Bali reflects on the tyranny of structurelessness in academia: teaching, institutions, and conferences.

Lingua Franca

Once More Into the Fray, Pluto (and Ixion, Among Others)

A planet by any other name, writes Geoffrey Pullum, has just as much gravitas as it ever did. And yet people agonize over how "planet" is to be defined.

Lingua Franca

Bowery Dance With Boilo?

Go back to your boar's nest, says Allan Metcalf. He's been expanding his vocabulary of regional words with the Dictionary of American Regional English's latest online supplement.

Lingua Franca

[Name] [No Comma] the [Category of Thing]

Ben Yagoda examines a dog- and rapper-naming trend that has reached and gone beyond the tipping point.

Lingua Franca

Still Looking for a Triple

Geoff Pullum is on the hunt for an extraordinarily rare type of sentence; this week he almost thought he'd found one.

Lingua Franca

How Dangerous Are Danglers?

Anne Curzan evaluates the common advice about avoiding dangling participles in writing.