The Ticker

Will the NLRB's Columbia Ruling Tarnish the 'College Experience'? A Closer Look

The board's lone dissenter said a host of unwelcome behaviors were likely to take hold at private colleges. The other members largely dismissed that concern.

The Ticker

Out to 'Impress' a Woman, U. of Pittsburgh Student Instead Needs to Be Rescued

"The young man met a girl, brought her up to a rooftop, and decided to impress her by leaping from one roof to the next," a city spokeswoman said. He ended up stuck beside a Qdoba restaurant.

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The Ticker

In Victory for Union Efforts, NLRB Rules Columbia U. Grad Students Are Employees

The National Labor Relations Board's 3-to-1 decision reverses a 2004 ruling involving Brown University. That decision barred graduate students at private colleges from unionizing.

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

Making Room

ProfHacker's Natalie M. Houston offers a key question for reflection as we head into the fall.

ProfHacker

Student-Centered Design Within an LMS

Given the potentially overwhelming interfaces of university learning management systems, Anastasia Salter suggests strategies for organizing online course materials.

Lingua Franca

A Person Who

I’m a person who likes and I like mean exactly the same thing, says Lucy Ferriss. So why the rise in the more convoluted version?

Lingua Franca

Trump: Ironies in the Fire

Donald Trump uses sarcasm to tell the truth, or to tell the opposite of the truth. Always. Get it? asks Allan Metcalf.

Lingua Franca

Machine-to-Human Communication: Nobody Cares

One day, machines have to be made able understand what we say in our native languages, and tell us things effectively, says Geoff Pullum. But right now they don't.

Lingua Franca

What Are We Drinking?

Lucy Ferriss reflects on the phrase "drink the Kool-Aid," whose origins may be other than you think.

Lingua Franca

New in DARE: Bird's Nest on the Ground

Don't get astern of the lighter! Allan Metcalf shows the way to more than 50 additions and revisions to the Dictionary of American Regional English.