The Ticker

Charges Are Dropped Against Yale Worker Who Purposely Broke Window Depicting Slavery

Corey Menafee's criminal case ended a day after he went back to work at the university, which had asked prosecutors to drop the charges.

The Ticker

Louisville Board Still Hasn't Accepted Its President's Resignation

The Board of Trustees postponed a meeting on Tuesday at which it was slated to consider the resignation of James R. Ramsey, who said last month he would step down. The board will meet instead on Wednesday.

The Ticker

Smithsonian Institution Is Hiring a Beer Scholar

The historian will work at its new American Brewing History Initiative.

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

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.

Lingua Franca

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

There's no limit to the astonishing this year, says Allan Metcalf.

Lingua Franca

English, Italian Style

From Verona to Ravenna, Ben Yagoda explores the incursion of English.