The Ticker

Judge Blocks Kentucky Governor's Order Abolishing U. of Louisville Board

The order marks the latest development in the odd saga that has ensued since the governor announced last month that he was dissolving the university's board. The new board has already accepted the resignation of James R. Ramsey, the university's president.

The Ticker

Suffolk U. and Its President Abruptly Part Ways

The chairman of the Boston institution's Board of Trustees announced on Thursday that Margaret A. McKenna was no longer president.

The Ticker

Why Is UVa Under Title IX Investigation Again?

The university just last fall emerged from a bruising federal inquiry into its handling of sexual violence.

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

Advice for Content-Independent Teaching

Maha Bali explains how to teach a course that's not organized around a canonical body of content (and why you might want to).

ProfHacker

Free Course: Social-Media Analytics

Lee Skallerup Bessette provides a quick look at a course to be offered this summer.

Lingua Franca

'To Boot'

Anne Curzan investigates the oddities of a phrase that prefers the end of a sentence.

Lingua Franca

Finger-Pointing, Trouble-Saving, and Pussyfooting

Geoff Pullum finds a writing handbook that doesn't just repeat the standard just-say-no dictat about the passive voice, but instead makes sensible points about when to use it.

Lingua Franca

The Pink of Fashion

Allan Metcalf figures out why young women wear clothing labeled "pink," when it isn't.

Lingua Franca

Here's Looking at You, Narcissist

Ben Yagoda says the diagnosis of a certain candidate by Bryan Cranston and many others — including doctors — seems 100 percent on the money.

Lingua Franca

You Say Div-ISS-ive, I Say Div-EYE-sive

Lucy Ferriss considers the small language choices that powerful people make, sometimes consciously and sometimes without thinking.