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Bentley U Offers Cryptocurrency Option for Tuition Payments

Students at Bentley University in Massachusetts can now pay their tuition with cryptocurrency.

New Policy, Equity and Practice Network Aims to Boost Student Success at the State Level

National nonprofit Complete College America has partnered with three states — Arkansas, Montana and Oklahoma — to form a network of institutions focused on equity and student success.

New Coursera Career Academy Helps Institutions Upskill Their Learners

Online learning platform Coursera has introduced Career Academy, an offering that allows institutions to bundle self-paced online courses and career resources to help students gain in-demand skills for the workforce.

UNCF Scales Up Student Success Coaching for HBCUs

United Negro College Fund has announced a four-year initiative to help students at historically Black colleges and universities access and complete college.



10 Institutions Developing EdX Courses in Essential Human Skills for the Virtual Age

Following through on a pledge made at the close of its acquisition by 2U, edX is awarding $1 million in grants to 10 institutions to develop free online courses in "Essential Human Skills for the Virtual Age."

SUNY Signs Systemwide Deal with D2L

The State University of New York is partnering with D2L to make the company's Brightspace learning management system available to its full network of campuses.

U Tennessee System Unites Finance and HR Systems in the Cloud

The University of Tennessee System has embarked on a major ERP revamp, replacing its legacy on-premise finance, HR and payroll applications with the Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite.

University of Michigan Launching XR-Enhanced Courses on Coursera

The University of Michigan has partnered with Coursera to launch 10 new courses that will use extended reality to provide immersive experiences in critical job skills.

Pearson Acquires Mondly Language Learning Platform

Pearson has announced the acquisition of language-learning platform Mondly, providing a path for Pearson to add self-study to its line of instructional and assessment solutions, according to a news release.

Ransomware Hit 64% of Higher Ed Institutions Globally in 2021, Sophos Survey Finds

Cybersecurity firm Sophos today released its annual State of Ransomware report showing ransomware attacks nearly doubled in 2021 from the year before, and among higher ed institutions included in the global survey of IT professionals, 64% or 410 institutions said they hit by ransomware last year.