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The University of Kentucky announced it is starting an esports program and partnering with company Gen.G, a pro sports franchise and global company that connects gamers. Read more>>

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Learn how a new platform is shown to increase student satisfaction with the latest Ovum release, “On the Radar: ACI Student Payment Portal modernizes the higher ed payments experience.” Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
When enrollment at The College of Idaho surpassed residence hall capacity, administrators teamed up with a local company that makes affordable housing out of shipping containers. Read more>>

Melissa Ezarik
A growing number of colleges are no longer requiring standardized exam scores for student applications, which officials say increases college access. Read more>>

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Tuition increases at New York’s public colleges since 2011 may not have resulted in increased spending on higher education, according to a new report from the New York Public Interest Research Group. Read more>>

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After a cyberattack at UCLA Health in May 2015, the University of California system created a cybersecurity strategy that is enabling IT leaders to detect and mitigate cyber threats before they occur. Also, a FireEye executive discusses how to better defend higher ed institutions against cyberattacks. Read more>>
Nestled behind Cubahatchie Baptist Church and its cemetery in Shorter is another cemetery, long neglected by residents and closed off from the community. Read more>>

Detroit Free Press
Wayne State University will give free tuition to all city of Detroit students who graduate from high school, starting with this year's graduating class. Read more>>

The Washington Post
A trove of documents released by the House Education and Labor Committee shows the Education Department provided $10.7 million in federal loans and grants to students at the Illinois Institute of Art and the Art Institute of Colorado even though officials knew the for-profit colleges were not accredited and ineligible to receive such aid. Read more>>

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Colleges are becoming a battleground in the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws as students who use medical pot challenge decades-old campus drug policies. Read more>>

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The New York Times
Every good plan needs a contingency plan. That means making sure states can afford free college expansions, even in the oncoming recession. Read more>>

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Traliant, a provider of sexual harassment training, announced the availability of a new online training course for colleges, universities and other higher education institutions that must must comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Read more>>

Jadu joins Blue Prism's Technology Alliance Program to work together to solve the age-old problem of people being zto perform mundane tasks. In particular, the manual rekeying of data, which is recognized as a hugely wasteful process across all areas of service delivery.  Read more>>

People Watch
The leader of Central Connecticut State University’s faculty union is strongly criticizing President Zulma Toro for releasing a decades-worth of investigations into sexual misconduct allegations against faculty and staff. Read more>>

The State Journal-Registry
After just nine months, Julie Murray-Jensen has resigned as president of Blackburn College in Carlinville. Read more>>
For the first time in its 91-year history, Northeast Community College will have a female president. Read more>>