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A new survey explores the relationship between students and faculty based on the use of emoji in digital exchanges—with instructors who use them perceived as warmer and more influential. Read more>>

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Computer Comforts, Inc.
Rice University combined the latest technology with some innovative furniture to create a beautiful new classroom at their Gardiner Symonds Digital Teaching Center. The main objective was to create a flexible environment suited for a wide variety of teaching methods. Read more to see photos, floor plans and pricing. Read more>>

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A pre-conference summit hosted by ClassLink will look at the importance of measuring ROI on digital learning. Read more>>

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AP via NewsObserver.com
South Carolina college students shouldn’t have to pay more for in-state tuition next school year after state lawmakers agreed to increase university funding in exchange for a one-year tuition freeze. Read more>>

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Mediasite
All three keynotes at UB Tech® 2019 will be available to view live online for any higher ed leaders unable to attend the conference in person, made possible by the exclusive streaming partner of UB Tech®, Mediasite. Read more>>

NPR
A few dozen college students are trying to do something usually reserved for global superpowers and corporate giants. Read more>>

The Washington Post
The University of Virginia this fall will join the relatively few public universities offering applicants “early decision,” a program that requires those who are admitted to enroll. Read more>>

The New York Times
The private school in Louisiana, once celebrated for helping underprivileged and minority students attend elite colleges, is now under federal investigation over its college applications. Read more>>

Los Alamos Daily Post
American universities need to look inward to develop solutions to help more students graduate, a noted educator told an audience of university and government officials from across New Mexico. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

CNBC.com
Erza Bobo, a 21-year-old student at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, balances classes with serving as a resident assistant and working at two local restaurants. Yet it’s not enough to make ends meet. Read more>>

The Orange County Register
In fact, each and every category of college students — except one — is free to use their talent or skills to earn a living while in school, from computer science and engineering majors to music and film students. Read more>>

The Wall Street Times
Congress should tie student loans to the ratio of administrators to full-time academic faculty. Read more>>

Industry News

Education Design Lab
Virginia Western Community College and national non-profit co-design pathway to region’s fast-growing healthcare careers. Read more>>

Jenzabar 
Jenzabar Inc., a technology innovator in higher education serving the new student, announced that the Jenzabar Internship Program is sponsoring 43 interns for the summer of 2019.   Read more>>

Terra Dotta
Terra Dotta, a provider of higher education travel risk management, study abroad and international programs management solutions, announced that the Fund for Education Abroad is using its Study Abroad solution to automate and scale its scholarship application process. Read more>>

People

TapInto.net
When Marcheta P. Evans took office as the new president of Bloomfield College June 1, she became both the first woman and African American to lead the college in its 150-year history. Read more>>

The Glendale Star
Nearly three years after opening a new campus in Surprise, Ottawa University has named Dennis Tyner as its first president. Read more>>

NBCMiami.com
The outgoing president of the University of South Florida will be donating $23 million to the school. Read more>>