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New School-Based Fab Labs Creating Maker Communities in California

A high school in Richmond, CA will be the site of a new "Fab Lab" as part of a Chevron-funded initiative to bring the maker movement into the communities where the energy company has operations.

Federal Student Loan Repayments for Teachers May Get Makeover

A new bipartisan bill in Congress would streamline loan repayment for teachers in high-need schools.

NYU's Steinhardt School To Launch Online Graduate Programs

The unit of New York University will begin its first-ever online degree programs in late 2016 and early 2017.

Texas Christian U Adds User-Generated Video Platform for Athletics Marketing, Admissions

Texas Christian University has partnered with a mobile advertising platform provider in an effort to support various campus activities and initiatives.

NTID Receives NSF Grant for DeafTEC Program

The Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf has received a $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue its Technological Education Center for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students program.

Xavier U to Launch 3D Printing as a Service

In three months, Xavier University in Ohio expects to open a new business venture that it hopes will be a trailblazer for institutions of higher education.

New Virtual Bookstore at U Wisconsin-Milwaukee to Save Students 60 Percent on Textbook Costs

This fall, students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will save some cash by shopping for textbooks online via the new UWM Virtual Bookstore.

Penn State Launches Certificate in International Human Relations

Pennsylvania State University is launching a new online graduate certificate program designed to help HR professionals understand the laws, policies and best practices related to companies with international employees.

Digital Assessment Tool Analyzes Students' Potential to Thrive in College

Software provider vibeffect has launched vibePrimer, an online questionnaire that analyzes data in four categories — academic, social, life and family and money — to make recommendations for "ideal campus features."

Digital Signage Vendor Launches Implementation Assistance

A digital signage company is now offering educational institutions help in implementing, managing and running their digital signs.