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UB Tech® 2019’s Campus IT track offered 10 sessions covering solutions and innovations in these areas. Here are some highlights from these sessions. Read more>>

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Cisco Meraki
Two surveys were recently conducted - one of higher education decision-makers and one of students - to better understand college students’ habits and needs regarding network use and technology and how they differ from IT perceptions. The results are eye opening. Read more>>

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By expanding their role to lead all aspects of planning and resource allocation, today’s chief financial officers can serve as catalysts for collaboration among many constituencies that have traditionally operated in silos, says Christopher Fevola, CFO and university treasurer at Long Island University in New York. Read more>>

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Ohio.com
The graduation gowns have been donned, the caps have been tossed, and college orientations are in full swing. Read more>>

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

The Washington Post
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will propose eliminating all $1.6 trillion of student debt held in the United States, a significant escalation of the policy fight in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary two days before the candidates’ first debate in Miami. Read more>>

The New York Times
When Dream Center Education Holdings imploded in March, thousands of students and employees of the large college chain were suddenly locked out of their classrooms. Read more>>

AP via Killeen Daily Herald
A University of Iowa team has won a $115 million grant to develop satellites for studying a system of radiation created by the sun — “space weather.” Read more>>

Billings Gazette
Were expenses of the Montana Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education for recent meals, travel and lodging justified? It depends on who you ask. Read more>>

BusinessWest.com
In a letter to the Hampshire College community, Interim President Ken Rosenthal said the school is committed to admitting a full class for 2020, only a few months after the troubled institution decided to admit only a partial class this fall. Read more>>

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U.S. News and World Report
By making changes to attract and enroll military students and veterans, universities can better serve all students. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
Harvard’s decision to rescind admission to Parkland-shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv was narrowly about the young man’s racial slurs and misogynistic language at age 16 but it’s also fueling a debate about ideological conservatives on American college campuses. Read more>>

Community College Daily
A student coaching initiative at Austin Community College in Texas, launched in conjunction with the implementation of guided pathways, has led to solid gains in student success. Read more>>

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PFM Solutions
Temple University has become the 150th user to turn to an innovative cloud-based platform for help — PFM’s Whitebirch Multi-Year Planning Software, a preeminent solution specifically built for comprehensive, higher education financial modeling. Read more>>

ACUHO-I
ACUHO-I’s 2019 Annual State of ResNet Report finds swarm of student devices causing bandwidth demand and coverage to reach unprecedented levels, but more schools than ever meeting challenge. Read more>>

Top Hat
Top Hat, an active learning platform for higher education, has announced a strategic partnership agreement with independent textbook publisher Fountainhead Press to offer high-quality, affordable course materials. Read more>>

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AlReporter.com
Auburn University announced that university President Steven Leath is stepping down after less than two years on the job. Read more>>

NewsTribune.com
Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. secretary of state, is heading to Fulton. Read more>>