The Ticker

Charles Reed, Longtime Chancellor of Cal State, Dies at 75

He navigated the system through an enrollment boom, savage state budget cuts, and a rocky relationship with the faculty union, but always put a priority on access.

The Ticker

Here's a Rundown of the Latest Campus-Climate Incidents Since Trump's Election

Racist and anti-Semitic posters continue to crop up on campuses across the country, and other colleges face investigations and backlashes over previous incidents.

The Ticker

Baylor and U. of Louisville Get Heat From Accreditor

Both universities were penalized for a year by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges.

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

Trailblazer Chrome Extension Tracks Your Research Path

George H. Williams shares a tool that allows researchers to keep track of how they find information, not just what information they find.

ProfHacker

Alphabetizing Books Quickly: QuickSort, Insertion Sort, and Bubble Sort

Here's a handy video on organizing a large series of books, which is either a helpful lifehack or a way to illustrate sorting algorithms.

ProfHacker

Weekend Reading: Searching for Hope Edition

Lee Skallerup Bessette share some readings on finding hope.

Lingua Franca

For Want of an Oxford Comma

Clarity for the reader should take priority over rigid enforcement of an arbitrarily stipulated rule of punctuational table manners, says Geoff Pullum

Lingua Franca

Researching 'Research'

Anne Curzan contemplates whether her pronunciation of a common academic word has become marked as academic.

Lingua Franca

Who You Calling 'Snowflake'?

Ben Yagoda examines the provenance of a recent term for those who feel wronged.

Lingua Franca

Post-Truth and Chaos

Truth, says Lucy Ferriss, is a thing, a bedrock, a provable hypothesis. Post-truth, the Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year, is a strategy.

Lingua Franca

Travails With My 'Aunt'

Ben Yagoda notices that the ahnt pronunciation, once exclusive to New England (at least, in America), is spreading. Is that because a certain age group wants to sound fancy?