The Ticker

U. of North Dakota Professor Resigns, Citing Rejection of Proposed Lectures on Pipeline Protests

The proposal, the second to be rejected, would have covered how the Standing Rock Tribe, which led the protests, was discussed on social media.

The Ticker

Clemson Student Leader, Who Sat During Pledge of Allegiance as Protest, Is Impeached

A university spokesman said the move to take action against Jaren Stewart began before he started protesting in solidarity with athletes who kneel during the playing of the national anthem.

The Ticker

After an Alcohol-Soaked Retreat, Sexual-Harassment Complaints, and a Suicide, UC-Davis Faces a Lawsuit

An administrator killed himself after two colleagues complained about his actions on a boozy work trip. His widow says the college is complicit in his death.

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

Make a Virtual Reality Scene with SceneVR

Lee Skallerup Bessette explains SceneVR, an easy-to-use tool for creating interactive VR presentations, without the expensive equipment.

ProfHacker

How I Work - Part 2 in the "How I" Series

In the second post of this three-part series, Ryan Straight highlights a series of interviews with academics conducted by Eva Lantsoght.

ProfHacker

Weekend Reading: Academic Workload Edition

Discussions of faculty workload and the length of an academic work week have popped up again on Twitter and Facebook. Anastasia Salter shares some recommended weekend reading on the subject.

Lingua Franca

Our Parent Who Art in Heaven

Lucy Ferriss applauds the Episcopal Church’s decision to expand the language for God.

Lingua Franca

One Small Step (Backward) for the Parts of Speech

Sen. Rand Paul Rand Paul spent government money on a slick poster criticizing academe but couldn't be bothered to get his grammar right. Ben Yagoda helps him out.

Lingua Franca

Bully or Victim? Learning From ‘Rita’ (Part 1)

Is one who says angry words to another an aggressor or a victim? Allan Metcalf gets a lesson from a scene in the popular Danish TV show. What do you think?

Lingua Franca

The Last Time I Saw Paris

Lucy Ferriss finds herself back in the city where a memorably well-spent part of her youth involved Shakespeare and Company and its trusting proprietor.

Lingua Franca

On Trying Not to Be a ‘Smacked-Ass’

Ben Yagoda investigates that term, and other Philadelphia lingo.