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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>>

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Instructure
Traditional learning management systems are failing to meet the needs of today's educational ecosystem—it's time to switch to a platform approach. This quick guide summarizes key considerations for choosing a platform that aligns with institutional goals and connects an entire learning community. Read more>>

Shelly Chandler, UB guest columnist
When it comes to neurodiverse students, educators must do better, says UB guest columnist Shelly Chandler, who is a licensed mental health counselor and provost of Beacon College in Leesburg, Florida. By embracing research-based practices, rates can soar nationally for students who learn differently. Read more>>

Stefanie Botelho
A proposal by The California State University to mandate a fourth-year quantitative course for college admission may hinder enrollment. Read more>>

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CNN.com
The NCAA Board of Governors voted unanimously to allow student-athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness once its three divisions decide on rules for such opportunities. Read more>>

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FireEye
In this case study, the University of California system creates a cybersecurity strategy that is enabling IT leaders to detect and mitigate cyber threats before they occur after a cyberattack at UCLA Health in May 2015. An accompanying Q&A covers how to better defend higher ed institutions against cyberattacks. Read more>>

The Washington Post
As students at the University of Maryland’s flagship campus made their way back to school for the fall semester, officials installed 50 sensors to monitor moisture and humidity in a dozen buildings. Read more>>

103.7 KSON
Recent surveys by both Mira Costa and City College found that 50 percent of students on their campuses suffer from food insecurity, a relatively new term that means just what it sounds like – not knowing where their next meal will come from. Read more>>

Alaska Public Media
As the University of Alaska faces up to $70 million in cuts over three years, state lawmakers are trying to figure out what role they’ll play in shaping the university’s budget. Read more>>

WNEP.com
Johnson College expanded its learning environment to real-world companies to get students exposed to and trained more efficiently on various types of manufacturing work. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

Penta
In the last few months alone, several philanthropists have given big-ticket donations to colleges and universities. Read more>>

The Hechinger Report
More colleges are opening doors to students with intellectual disabilities and giving them life skills and a ticket to employment, but federal funding for some of these programs runs out next year. Read more>>

The New York Times
Athletic departments and schools should also benefit from students’ sports celebrity. Read more>>

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

LabArchives
LabArchives, a provider of cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs), released Lab Builder, a curated library of lab LabArchives releases a curated content library for lab courses content. Read more>>

University Libraries at Virginia Tech
University Libraries at Virginia Tech joined its fellow Virginia research libraries at University of Virginia, James Madison University, George Mason University, College of William and Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Old Dominion University, in endorsing MIT's framework for publisher contracts.  Read more>>

Construction Watch

Living Building Chronicle
How healthy is it to work and study in our buildings? How much carbon do we contribute to the atmosphere that future graduates will have to live with? Are we doing enough to restore the natural environments where our campuses are located? Read more>>

Hartford Business Journal
The University of Hartford is planning to build a new $58-million, 62,000-square-foot academic building that will provide a state-of-the-art facility for two of the private college’s most in-demand and growing majors: engineering and nursing. Read more>>

Newport News Times
Members of the Newport Planning Commission recognized that the community can’t accommodate the number of Oregon State University students, faculty and staff expected in the next year. Read more>>