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Chris Burt
The three-day Academic Esports Conference features nearly 60 sessions with academic and esports experts who will address needs at both K-12 and higher education and offer strategies, guidance and best practices. Read more>>

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The sudden shift to remote working and online learning has radically changed how technology is deployed and used. Attend this webinar with an IT security leader from Virginia Tech for a discussion on how to adapt cybersecurity strategy to this new environment. Register now>>

Sherrie Negrea
Online instruction that uses audio, video and other tools to present content in multiple ways can help faculty ensure inclusivity. Read more>>

Chris Burt
As more colleges and universities continue to be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, higher education solution providers have stepped up by rolling out free resources, services and teaching materials. Updated on September 13. Read more>>

Whitney Kilgore and Jessica Tenuta, UB guest columnists
UB guest columnists Whitney Kilgore and Jessica Tenuta address five actions educators can take to keep students motivated—and connected. Read more>>

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What will the fall semester look like for Indiana colleges and universities? It’s a question that all institutions are working around the clock to answer, and as we’ve learned, there are many factors that could decide if students will be allowed to return to campus in August. Read more>>

The Roanoke Times
Radford University will reopen on Aug. 3, President Brian Hemphill announced. Read more>>

Indiana colleges and universities are set to receive to roughly $200 million from the federal government’s coronavirus relief package – a welcome boost as higher education institutions and their students face unprecedented challenges, both academic and financial. Read more>>

Duluth News Tribune
Minnesota universities and colleges are planning to welcome college students back to campus this fall, but the terms of their reopening are still being worked out. Read more>>
At its meeting, the Board of Governors supported rule changes to allow student-athletes to receive compensation for third-party endorsements both related to and separate from athletics. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis

The Verge
The stranger on the Zoom call appeared to be sitting in a tent. He wore a black headset and a blue lanyard around his neck. Behind him was white plastic peppered with pictures of a padlock. Read more>>
The coronavirus has upended the world in just a few weeks’ time. Like all enterprises, higher education is being challenged in unanticipated ways that require rapid change. Read more>>

With its wide green lawns and stately architecture, Concordia College’s bucolic campus in the small New York suburb of Bronxville is one of its main attractions to students. Read more>>

Industry News

AVer Information Inc.
AVer Information Inc. USA, an award-winning provider of video collaboration solutions and education technology solutions announced a distributor partnership with JB&A. Read more>>

Starship Technologies
Bowling Green State University, BGSU Dining by Chartwells, and Starship Technologies have expanded the robot delivery service to now include parts of the city of Bowling Green. Read more>>

Construction Watch
Construction at Liberty University is set to reopen after three traveling workers at the site tested positive for COVID-19. Read more>>
The project encompassing the first student housing on USM's Portland campus is now scheduled for completion by June 1, 2023. Read more>>