18 décembre 2016

For-profit students make a last-ditch attempt at faster debt relief

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. A coalition of people who say they were defrauded by Corinthian Colleges, ITT Technical Institutes, Art Institutes and other for-profit colleges are urging the Obama administration to cancel their debt before Donald Trump takes office. More...

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Cengage and Practice Labs partner

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Cengage, an education and technology company, and Practice Labs, a London-based edtech company, announced the integration of live virtual machine labs into MindTap, Cengage's flagship digital learning platform. More...

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Educational institutions turn to DataCore

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. DataCore Software, a leading provider of Hyper-converged Virtual SAN, Software-Defined Storage and Adaptive Parallel I/O Software, today announced that a growing number of educational institutions are deploying its DataCore Hyper-converged Virtual SAN and comprehensive and scalable storage services platform SANsymphony to address mission-critical IT challenges, increase performance and reduce infrastructure costs. More...

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The push to enlist "alt-right" recruits on campus

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. How much support is there for the loose-knit coalition of white nationalists and other far-right extremists known as the "alt-right"? Despite a spike in media coverage for the movement in the wake of Donald Trump's victory, a recent conference hosted by white nationalist Richard Spencer, who coined the term "alt-right," drew only about 275 attendees in Washington, DC. More...

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Texas students may have helped design bullet train station

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. When the builders of Texas' planned high speed rail system put shovel to dirt, architecture students from the University of Texas at Austin, UT-Arlington and Prairie View A&M may have helped drive the design. More...

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University allows menorah display, embraces diversity

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. For the first time in its almost 200-year history, the University of Alabama will allow a Jewish student group to display a menorah on campus during the Chanukah season, December 24 through January 1. This new seasonal display demonstrates the University’s desire to create a campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect, and a culture of inclusivity. More...

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Where students get two years of college in high school for free

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. In the last few years, hundreds of schools across the United States have endorsed the idea that giving teens access to college classes while they’re still in the relative cocoon of high school helps ease the transition to higher education. More...

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USA Funds ending its role as a student loan guarantor

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. USA Funds is transferring ownership of its education loan guarantor affiliates United Student Aid Funds, the nation’s largest education loan guarantor, and Northwest Education Loan Association (NELA) to Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation effective Jan. 1, 2017. More...

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The unlikely area in which for-profit colleges are doing just fine

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. Graduate education is far from the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of for-profit education. This sector and the schools in it have largely built their reputations on short training programs tied to entry-level occupations in fields such as allied health or criminal justice. More...

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Texas Tech plans for new veterinary school now "on pause"

University Business LogoSubmitted by Stefanie Botelho. For a year, leaders of the Texas Tech University System have made clear that in 2017 they planned to ask the Texas Legislature to allow them build a veterinary school in Amarillo. More...

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