The Ticker

After Faculty Outcry, UNC Will Allow Athletics Course to Be Taught Again

The class, which covers the infamous Chapel Hill academic-fraud scandal, will be offered in the spring. A planned offering was canceled under ambiguous circumstances in the fall of 2016.

The Ticker

Milo Yiannopoulos and Student Group Say Berkeley Is Trying to Derail ‘Free Speech Week’

Mr. Yiannopoulos said the event would go on despite what he called the university’s efforts to disrupt it. A spokesman said the institution would continue to work with the group.

The Ticker

Georgia Tech Student Is Shot by Campus Police, Sending University Into Shock

Scout Schultz, a computer-engineering student and president of the Georgia Tech Pride Alliance, allegedly brandished a knife during the encounter.

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

Tell a Story with your Data with StorylineJS

Knight Lab introduces a new tool for visualizing and telling stories with data, StorylineJS.

ProfHacker

Open-Thread Wednesday: After the Hurricane

In the wake of Irma, Anastasia Salter looks at strategies for going forward with the semester.

ProfHacker

Open Thread Wednesday: After Submitting the Tenure Dossier

Anastasia Salter reflects on what comes next.

 

Lingua Franca

The Lesson-Plan Challenge

Anne Curzan challenges the idea that instructors are ever stuck teaching boring material.

Lingua Franca

The Case Against Flashback

One novelist’s advice for beginning writers: We want to know what happens next, says Lucy Ferriss, not what happened before we entered the picture.

Lingua Franca

What’s a ‘UPenn’?

The Philadelphia Ivy was universally called Penn for decades, says Ben Yagoda. Then something changed.

Lingua Franca

Who’s Entitled?

The rights of DACA students across the country, and the end of Title IX as we have come to know it, have Bill Germano thinking about the history of the word entitlement.

Lingua Franca

I Am Not Resilient

Lucy Ferriss examines "resilience," the term of choice in a political atmosphere where "climate change" is the truth-that-shall-not-be-named.