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The Gazette
“Soft skills” like communication, problem-solving, group collaboration and team management are becoming increasingly important in the business world, and the University of Iowa is aiming to personalize its approach for teaching them to executives on the job. 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>>

62 CBS Detroit
A western Michigan Christian college is getting university status. Read more>>
Simmons College is partnering with Jefferson County Public Schools to offer a new course for students interested in a career in teaching. Read more>>

AP via Houston Chronicle
The University of Delaware is hiking tuition and fees by more than 4 percent for the upcoming academic year. Read more>>

New England Public Radio
Hampshire College is bringing finalists to campus in its search for a new president. Enrollment at the Amherst, Massachusetts, college has dropped by half amid financial uncertainty.  Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis
Faculty and staff at the state’s community colleges and universities voted “no confidence” in overwhelming numbers against Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian, the Board of Regents for Higher Education and the “Students First” consolidation plan. Read more>>

Los Angeles Times
Homelessness has come to California’s public colleges, just as it has to every other institution in the state. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
The promise of education in America is a promise of opportunity. A promise that education — especially higher education — can offer a pathway to the middle class and an opportunity to build a successful life for yourself, your children and your grandchildren. Read more>>

Industry News
New York-based company panOpen will allow faculty and students to access open educational resources and collaborate with peers at other institutions. Read more>>

Kaplan Test Prep
Using official Cambridge IELTS content from Cambridge Assessment English – the producer of the test – the courses provide comprehensive preparation at a time and pace that suits the learner. Read more>>

Ameresco, Inc.
University to upgrade facilities and systems to reduce energy usage and generate energy savings of more than $500,000 annually. Read more>>

Bismarck State College President Larry Skogen will call it quits next year. Read more>>

The Oklahoman
Across the globe, standing before a room of foreign graduates, Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis could see the fruits of a program his college helped plant. Read more>>