The Ticker

Chicago State U. Lays Off One-Third of Staff

Emergency state funding approved last week did not avert layoffs at the institution, which let go more than 300 employees, but no faculty members — for now.

The Ticker

U.S. Publishes Details on Religious Colleges Seeking Title IX Waivers

The Education Department's move followed calls from activists who have accused the colleges of pursuing such exemptions in order to discriminate against gay, lesbian, and transgender students.

The Ticker

College Chief Apologizes After Controversy Over Student's Research Poster

The University of Maryland-Baltimore County's president affirmed its commitment to academic freedom after a poster showing the female reproductive anatomy was moved.

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

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.

Lingua Franca

How ’Bout That As?

"Your grandfather describes your voice as as beautiful as a bell." Lucy Ferriss considers changing ideas about repeating as.

Lingua Franca

O Tempora, O Mores!

Allan Metcalf reflects on the Latin designations for students who are graduating and faculty members who are retiring.

Lingua Franca

State of 'Lay'

Which verb means to assume or be in a recumbent position? The choice has reached a tipping point, says Ben Yagoda.

Lingua Franca

Transadaptation

Ilan Stavans and a colleague invite their students to reimagine Macbeth’s famous soliloquy in another time.