The Ticker

U.S. Tells UNC It Violates Federal Law by Following Controversial Bathroom Bill

The Justice Department told the North Carolina system's president, Margaret Spellings, that the university was discriminating against transgender people.

The Ticker

Reported Campus Sexual Assaults Have Risen Sharply as Overall Crime Has Fallen

The number of forcible sex crimes increased by 126 percent from 2001 to 2013, while all campus crimes fell by 34 percent, according to a new report.

The Ticker

Acclaimed Author to Leave U. of Utah Post, Citing Soured Contract Talks

Terry Tempest Williams helped found a graduate program in environmental humanities, but she says she's leaving after "humiliating" negotiations.

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

Tools for an Effective Workflow

We all have favorite tools for working efficiently. Amy Cavender shares some of hers, and invites readers to do the same.

ProfHacker

5 Ways to Make End-of-Semester Grading More Enjoyable

Grading might not be fun, exactly, but here are some suggestions from Maha Bali that demonstrate it need not be an unpleasant activity.

ProfHacker

Text Analysis With Voyant 2.0

Looking at the recently updated web-based text analysis tool, Voyant 2.0.

Lingua Franca

Vivat Academia!

Allan Metcalf relishes the Latin mottos that adorn college diplomas.

Lingua Franca

Famous Women, Banknotes, and Online Abuse

Geoff Pullum ruminates on why elementary recognition of women's achievements attracts Internet hostility.

Lingua Franca

Lucifer in the Flesh

Lucy Ferriss unpacks John Boehner's recent characterization of Ted Cruz.

Lingua Franca

Capital Punishment

Students may get away with all caps, but academe is a linguistic field where no possible slight goes unsuspected. Bill Germano suggests Sentence case or Title Case but not SHOUTING case.

Lingua Franca

The Social Consequences of Switching to English

Geoff Pullum learns to his surprise of a case in which switching the language of business in a company from Japanese to English brought about a revolution in corporate culture.