The Ticker

10 Percent of Ursinus College Students Have the Same Mystery Illness

The number of students who have fallen ill with gastrointestinal distress at the Pennsylvania institution stands at a whopping 174.

The Ticker

Wellesley College Names Its First Black President

Paula Johnson, a professor at Harvard Medical School, will take the helm of the Massachusetts campus on July 1.

The Ticker

Fraternity Releases Findings on Racist Chant by Oklahoma Chapter

The national office of Sigma Alpha Epsilon said it had polled all its collegiate members and "cannot confirm" that the fraternity originated the chant.

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

The Storm of Creativity: Meditating, Not (Necessarily) Producing

Guest author Janine Utell reviews The Storm of Creativity, a book that reflects on the nature of creativity and creative processes, by Kyna Leski.

ProfHacker

Accessing Your WordPress Database with Adminer

What do you do if you need access to the WordPress database, but you don't have access through phpMyAdmin? Amy Cavender offers one possible solution.

ProfHacker

Are You Fully Charged?

ProfHacker's Natalie M. Houston reviews Tom Rath's Are You Fully Charged?

 

Lingua Franca

To Co-Author, or Not to Co-Author?

Geoff Pullum considers the business of collaborative research publication, and offers some words of advice based on long experience.

Lingua Franca

Fool 'Ish' Ways

Allan Metcalf notes a suffix that is taking on a life of its own.

Lingua Franca

Write if You Get Work

Ben Yagoda remembers the comedy team Bob and Ray.

Lingua Franca

Editor Needed

Anne Curzan considers the implications of a confusingly worded regulation about animal control.

Lingua Franca

(Your Name), Enabler

Lucy Ferriss tries to pinpoint when when the verb "enable" spawned the noun.