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University Fights Off Cyber Attack from Another School

A security company was able to work with a major unnamed university in the northeast to stop an attack that was initially thought to originate from students to disrupt online testing. It turned out to come from another university.

UCLA Esports Players Find Ways to Keep the Gaming Going Remotely

While the University of California Los Angeles had to close its new esports training facility (along with every other campus facility) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, team members are playing on, from bedrooms and flat-panel displays around the country, according to a recent university article.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of June 1, 2020)

Upcoming events include TDWI Virtual Summit, SANSFIRE 2020, and OLC Innovate 2020.

California Students Face Hurdles to Transfer Success

A new survey found that California colleges and universities could be doing a much better job of helping students move from their community colleges into four-year programs.



Coursera Makes Certificate Programs Free to College Students During Pandemic

Online learning provider Coursera has opened up its certificate programs to current undergraduate, graduate or recently graduated college and university students.

Eastern Michigan Hopes to Boost Enrollment with New Esports Agreement

Eastern Michigan University has signed a multi-year contract with Gen.G to run competitions for both college and high school students and organize K-12 camps. The deal is intended to help the institution accelerate its esports activities, helping to drive fall 2020 enrollment and differentiate the school from others in the region.

Pre-Pandemic, Higher Ed Enrollment Decline Showed Signs of Slowing

According to the researchers who monitor college and university enrollment term-by-term, the continued enrollment decline has shown signs of slowing. Of course, that was pre-pandemic, as the latest enrollment report from the National Student Clearinghouse noted on its front page.

SUNY Cobleskill Adding Varsity Esports for Fall

State University of New York Cobleskill intends to added varsity-level esports to its athletics program in the fall.

Grants Fund 6 OER Projects at U Wyoming

The University of Wyoming Libraries recently funded six faculty proposals to develop alternatives to traditional textbooks.

Indiana U Embracing Blend of On-Campus and Online for Fall

In a statement today from President Michael McRobbie, Indiana University announced its plans for resuming fall instruction.

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