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Matt Zalaznick
A headline on an August post from The Daily Tar Heel asks: “Have campus blue light call boxes outlived their usefulness?” Well, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill still maintains about 300 of the boxes that connect users directly to police. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
What’s in it for a university that hires its students as college tutors to provide free math and science tutoring to middle and high school students who are struggling with their assignments? Soft skills and community trust, the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology says. Read more>>

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The University of Alaska Board of Regents Subcommittee on Restructuring the University of Alaska held a special meeting to share information about University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen’s plans for the university’s future. Read more>>
John Carroll University has cancelled its annual drag show after a column in its student newspaper sparked intense controversy last year. Read more>>

Carroll County Times
Veterans who have transitioned from active duty to active course loads at Carroll Community College now have a new space for themselves. Read more>>
The gift to Simmons College of Kentucky comes more than a year after Former Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter resigned from the pizza company he founded after it was reported he used the N-word on a conference call. Read more>>

CPR News
Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado is vowing to implement free preschool and community college if he becomes president. Read more>>

The Herald
Standing in a room with Slippery Rock University faculty and students, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said he understood the concerns about sexual assaults on college campuses. Read more>>

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The Atlantic
Amid tightening immigration restrictions, higher-education institutions find themselves swamped with paperwork. Read more>>

Christopher Avery, Jessica Howell, Matea Pender, and Bruce Sacerdote, analyze state policies to increase four-year college completion rates. Read more>>

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Tribal EM
Employees of Tribal EM, an emergency medicine staffing agency that works with communities in need, can now pursue advanced degrees and credentials from high-quality universities through the global learning services enterprise, InStride. Read more>>

Montreal-based TrackTik, a workforce management solution for physical security, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Clery Center’s National Campus Safety Awareness Month 2019.  Read more>>