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Chris Burt
New Jersey university receives $1 million from Philadelphia-based esports company for investment in infrastructure and programs. Read more>>

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Kurzweil Education
In this case study, an ambitious Universal Design for Learning (UDL) initiative at California State University, Chico improves engagement across campus. In an accompanying Q&A, an expert from Kurzweil Education discusses how to overcome common barriers to student success. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn
The 17,000-square-foot residence hall is the first net-zero building on Williams College’s campus with a roof that supports 300 solar cells. Read more>>

Eli Capilouto, Kirsten Turner and Eric Monday, UB guest columnists
The University of Kentucky iPad Initiative enables students to connect to one another, create something new and collaborate in ways not previously possible. Read more>>

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Fast-food chain Chipotle announced it would expand its education benefits program. It will now provide employees with the opportunity to earn a degree in 75 different business and technology fields, debt-free. Read more>>

Detroit Free Press
Seeing the sobering statistics about Michigan students starting college only to drop out due to financial pressures and debt inspired Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz to join with other regional leaders to try and help. Read more>>

The Columbus Dispatch
Some Ohio colleges have had big drops in international students over the past five years. The declines follow national trends that some attribute to international competition and the U.S. social and political climate under the Trump administration. Read more>>
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine cosponsored the Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth Act. Read more>>

The New York Times
The long-awaited proposal breaks from Obama-era Democratic priorities by critiquing charter schools and testing. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis
Last year, Moody’s Investor Services reported college closures across the nation had reached 11 per year between 2015 and 2017. That was more than double the average during the previous decade. Read more>>

Omaha World-Herald
Experience in other states shows that tech-related industries can be a powerful source of economic growth and good-paying jobs, with significant appeal for young people. Read more>>
On a recent sunny morning, Willamette University president Steve Thorsett sat in his office on the top-floor of Waller Hall, a 152 year-old campus building. Perfectly framed through a tall picture window behind him stood the Oregon Capitol.  Read more>>

Industry News

Sony Electronics Inc.
Since November 2017, Sony Electronics has worked alongside faculty and administration from 11 forward-thinking colleges and universities in the U.S. to gain a better understanding of the role technology plays in teaching and learning. Read more>>

Vaddio, a brand of Legrand | AV, confirmed that all RoboSHOT PTZ cameras equipped with RTSP streaming work with Echo360 to record video directly into the higher education video platform, allowing faculty, students, and administrators to easily manage, share, and engage with academic video content. Read more>>

​​MobLab Inc., a provider of interactive economics and behavioral games that help students learn and personalize their education decisions, announced that the Andrew Nikou Foundation of entrepreneur Andrew Nikou is partnering with and investing in MobLab. Read more>>

People Watch

The Augusta Chronicle
Cheryl Evans Jones is the new president at Paine College in Augusta, the school announced. Read more>>
In a faith-oriented convocation at the end of Virginia Union University’s homecoming week, local leaders and clergy honored Hakim J. Lucas in a ceremony formally recognizing him as the university’s 13th president. Read more>>