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Matt Zalaznick
Higher ed leaders turn to collaboration, data sharing and new programs for nontraditional students as they confront the future’s funding and enrollment challenges. Read more>>

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Cisco Meraki
The Center for Digital Education surveyed more than 500 college students on their perception of Wi-Fi on campus. The survey confirmed Wi-Fi is a critical component to student success. But it also revealed that Wi-Fi has a larger role in ensuring the overall success of higher education institutions. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick
The days of late-night campus shuttles taking students home along fixed routes may now be as quaint as using a pay phone to request those rides. Campus leaders are teaming up with ride-sharing companies to boost safety and make routes more efficient. Read more>>

Isaac Mamaysky, UB guest columnist
Every summer, colleges across the country welcome thousands of minors onto their campuses for a variety of residential programs. Today, a growing number of minors identify as transgender and nonbinary, raising unique legal and policy questions that don’t apply to adult college students, says guest columnist Isaac Mamaysky, a partner in Potomac Law Group. Read more>>

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Many liberal arts colleges in a demographic and financial trap have sought escape by seeking applicants elsewhere — traveling the country, accepting more international students or adjusting their programming or their pitch. Read more>>

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The Wall Street Journal
A. Wayne Johnson, appointed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, calls the student-loan system ‘fundamentally broken’. Read more>>
The world’s largest pornography website removed videos last week that showed members of women’s college sports teams changing clothes and showering, footage that was captured with a clandestine locker room camera at a small South Carolina college. Read more>>
New federal taxes levied on Harvard University, including on its $41 billion endowment endowment, will cost the Ivy League college $50 million. Read more>>

The Chicago Sun-Times
The Illinois Institute of Technology has received a $150 million gift from a group of prominent city leaders. Read more>>

The NCAA has placed Cal Poly on two years of probation and will force the school to vacate regular season and conference tournament records in "most of its sports programs" after an investigation concluded the school did not properly monitor its book scholarship program. Read more>>

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The New York Times
The share of college students casting ballots doubled from 2014 to 2018, a potential boon to Democrats. But in Texas and elsewhere, Republicans are erecting roadblocks to the polls. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
Illinois is in a league of its own when it comes to state spending on higher education. It spent 32 percent more per full-time equivalent student, after adjusting for inflation, in 2018 than it did in 2008 – far more than any other state, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts. Read more>>

Edtech marketing is an art and a science: it can get messy without the right vision. Read more>>

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Through a new partnership, students will be able to earn college credit using's online courses, and then transfer those completed course credits to Champlain College Online. Read more>>

Jenzabar, Inc., a technology innovator in higher education serving the new student, announced that its 2019 momentum continued to accelerate thanks to seven new customers and deeper ERP and student information systems engagements in Q3 2019. Read more>>

To manage complex environments globally, leading higher education institutions The Juilliard School and Rutgers University are turning to Oracle Cloud. Read more>>