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Udacity Students Come to Silicon Valley

Udacity founder Sebastian Thrun touted the company's new program announced in January called Nanodegree Plus, which guarantees that students enrolled in four of Udacity's online programs — Senior Web Developer, Android Developer, iOS Developer and Machine Learning — will find employment in the United States within six months of graduation or receive a full tuition refund.

Penn State Researcher Wins Funds To Apply Big Data to 'Science of Science'

A researcher at Pennsylvania State University has won a grant to use big data analysis to explore the "science of science."

Where Can You Find the Most Affordable Online Schools? (Clue: Not in the Major Cities)

You may never have heard of them, and they're based in little-known Google Map locations like McAllen, TX; Pahrump and Winnemucca, NV; and Albany, GA. But these three institutions have taken the top spots as the most affordable online colleges and degrees in the country.

University of Central Florida Responds to Data Breach

The University of Central Florida is taking steps to remediate an intrusion into its computer network discovered in January. The breach exposed personal information, including Social Security numbers, of some current and former students and employees.



New WiFi Rollout Connects Students and Faculty at Evangel U

A need for robust, scalable, reliable wireless infrastructure led Missouri's Evangel University to embark on a WiFi revamp on campus.

North Carolina Central U Joins Initiative Focused on First-Year Students To Boost Academic Success

North Carolina Central University has joined the Re-Imagining the First Year of College project, an initiative that aims to improve academic success for undergraduate students by transforming the first year of higher education.

Ellucian Partners with Chrome River on Travel and Expense Management for Higher Ed

Ellucian has launched a new Web-based platform designed to manage travel and expenses for higher education.

Florida International Goes Campus Wide with EPortfolio Project

A Florida institution has implemented a universal e-portfolio application after testing it in one of its schools.

Georgetown Degree Program Moves from Online to Blended

A degree program at Georgetown University has evolved from being completely online to bringing together students virtually and in-person.

Forecast: Strong Growth for Software-Defined Networking

The worldwide software-defined networking (SDN) market will reach $12.5 billon by 2020, according to a forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC).

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