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Matt Zalaznick

More than two-thirds of college students still prefer face-to-face learning. But many give campuses low marks for the reliability of Wi-Fi in residence halls and outdoor spaces, a new Educause report found. Read more>>

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Companies that provide automatic bank withdrawal payments will need to implement an additional layer of security by 2020. Currently NACHA requires a “commercially reasonable fraudulent transaction detection system” to ensure funds are being transmitted to the right account. The new rule extends to account validation. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

Only 4 in 10 students have good mental health and flourish on college campuses. Meanwhile, the percentage of students with previous diagnoses or treatments for depression increased from approximately 9% in 2009 to more than 20% in 2019. Read more>>

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In this brand new survey report, higher ed business officers in Auxiliary Services, Fiscal Affairs, and Academic Affairs detail how evolving trends in course materials and digital content are impacting the future strategy of the campus bookstore. Get the free survey report today. 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>>

Betty Vandenbosch, UB guest columnist

There are about 40 million people who have some college experience but no degree. UB guest columnist Betty Vandenbosch, chancellor of Purdue University Global, says that if we want to solve the skills gap and at the same time benefit these people and their families, they need to finish their education. Read more>>

Stefanie Botelho

Three Connecticut colleges have seen savings and improved processes by creating a joint digital marketplace. Read more>>

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Moody’s suggests wiping out college debt might be a novel way to provide fiscal stimulus. Read more>>

The Atlantic

The annual cost of attending several selective universities is slated to reach $100,000 within a few years. Read more>>

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