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Obama Administration Awards $75 Million in Grant Funding

Obama Administration Awards $75 Million in Grant Funding

On Tuesday the Obama Administration made announcement stating that $75 million will be awarded to 24 colleges. This grant money is intended to help support and fund those institutions that are making strides towards innovative learning. There were around 500 applicants that were entered into the running for the grant money according to the Education

Affirmative Consent Bill Signed in California

Affirmative Consent Bill Signed in California

On Sunday Governor Jerry Brown of California signed legislation that will change the way that colleges and universities define consent among students. Brown is requiring that all schools that receive state funding adopt the new “yes means yes” standard as opposed to the long standing “no means no” approach for sexual encounters on campus. This


Professor of Business Finance is the First to Use Google Glass Technology for Feedback

Professor of Business Finance is the First to Use Google Glass Technology for Feedback

Professor Michael Gofman of Wisconsin of Business Finance at the University Wisconsin-Madison, is the first university level professor to ever implement the use of Google Glass for feedback for his students. Gofman, like many professors, struggled with an effective way to give all of his students feedback. He developed the idea of using Google Glass in


New Bill May End Digital Inequality for Disabled Students

New Bill May End Digital Inequality for Disabled Students

Congress is slated to pass a new bill that will end digital issues for disabled students. For most college students, accessing course materials that are only available online is a non-issue. Imagine how difficult this seemingly ordinary task is for students that have disabilities like dyslexia or blindness. How are they to access their materials,

College Campuses Helping Wikipedia Evolve

College Campuses Helping Wikipedia Evolve

Wikipedia has grown massively since its inception in 2001, but all along it has had the unpleasant reputation of being considered a playground of incorrect information. This is especially the case on college campuses. College professors have frequently warned their students not to trust the site for this very reason, until recently. We are now


Study: College Degrees Don’t Always Guarantee Higher Earnings

Study: College Degrees Don’t Always Guarantee Higher Earnings

A new study that was conducted by the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment shows that having a college degree does not always mean that you will make more money. The study shows that students who graduate from community college with associate’s degrees in liberal arts, humanities and general studies don’t see a


New Supercomputer Headed to UNLV Will Revolutionize Research

New Supercomputer Headed to UNLV Will Revolutionize Research

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has one of the world’s most powerful computers headed its way. Today the university confirmed that they will receive the “Cherry Creek’ supercomputer from Intel. This powerhouse computer has 10,000 processing cores and the power of 2,500 Mac desktop computers. The “Cherry Creek” is able to minimize and



Students Join the Fight for Net Neutrality

Students Join the Fight for Net Neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) opened their website up for public comments last week and received an explosive 3.7 million responses that resulted in the site crashing more than once. Among those commenting, was a high percentage of college students that are joining the fight for net neutrality. Students are speaking out and showing that


Self-Paced Online Degree Offers Washington Community College Students New Opportunities

Self-Paced Online Degree Offers Washington Community College Students New Opportunities

There is good news on the horizon for college students in Washington State. The good news comes in the form of a new way of earning an associate’s degree through the surrounding community colleges. Beginning in January there will be several Washington community colleges that will be implementing a new online business transfer degree that


New Survey Results Show Enrollment Concerns

New Survey Results Show Enrollment Concerns

The recent results of the annual Higher Education Outlook Survey that is performed by the audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP, shows concerning numbers for enrollment rates. This annual survey polls 120 leaders from postsecondary institutions and received results that 85% of those polled report that they are either “very” or “somewhat” worried about their

QuestBridge Pushes High Achieving, Low Income Students to Attend College

QuestBridge Pushes High Achieving, Low Income Students to Attend College

QuestBridge, a nonprofit group and is quickly changing the way that the college admissions is handled. High achieving students that are in lower income brackets no longer have to settle on a college that isn’t their first choice and it’s all thanks to QuestBridge’s initiative to make top notch schools more accessible. There are currently 300


Federal Student Loans Servicing Given a Boost by U.S. Department of Education

Federal Student Loans Servicing Given a Boost by U.S. Department of Education

President Obama recently took executive action to make student loans more affordable. The U.S. Department of Education followed suit announcing that they are taking new steps to help federal student loan borrowers when it comes to managing their debt. The U.S. Department of Education has begun to renegotiate the terms of its current contracts with


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