The Ticker

After 10 Days on the Lam, Wayward Goat Is Back at U. of Iowa

"We are very happy to report that William the Goat is in custody and back home in a nice warm pen out at the University Research Park," the police said.

The Ticker

Black Students Are Overrepresented in Low-Paying Majors, Study Finds

More African-American students attend college, but they disproportionately pick majors that lead to low-paying jobs, such as human services and community organization.

The Ticker

Proposed Budget Would Be 'Detrimental' to Kentucky State U., President Says

Raymond M. Burse said that, under the current proposal, the university would have to "declare financial exigency and/or prepare a closure plan."

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

Open Source Assignments for Non-Programming Classes

Maha Bali debates pros and cons of assigning an open source project to her educational game design students

ProfHacker

Making Games with Browser-Based Flowlab.io

Anastasia Salter takes a look at teaching with Flowlab.io, a browser-based game-making tool for beginners.

ProfHacker

Consider Perforating Your Meetings

Maha Bali shares her experience of virtually joining a "perforated" meeting with Michael Berman and his team at CSU Channel Islands, and wonders if this idea is scalable.

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.

Lingua Franca

The New Science

Bill Germano examines "science" as a transitive verb, and decides that it isn't enough.

Lingua Franca

Tricia

Most of the terms for death are euphemisms, and exist because people don't want to discuss it at all. Geoff Pullum makes an exception.

Lingua Franca

How ’Bout That Ass?

Lucy Ferriss takes a break from the novel she is writing to explore the etymology of "donkey."