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MIT Hosts Hackathon for Management Students

Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Sloan School of Management will compete in the inaugural Management Practice Hackathon this week.

MIT Project Lets Users Go Public with a Private Activity — Web Browsing

Interested in sharing what you're browsing with others? Right now, companies have the upper hand in that. They monitor your Web activities and then use that data to serve more of what they think you want in the form of banner ads — whether it's really wanted or not. A research team at MIT has developed a set of tools that deliver similar insights, but for the use of the people actually doing the browsing.

New MIT Data Analytics Master's Focuses on Business

MIT has launched a new master's degree in business analytics, which will start its first cohort in fall 2016.

U Illinois Expands STEM Mentorship Program

The University of Illinois is expanding a mentorship program, Tech Wizards, designed to teach local students aged 8-17 about STEM topics.



Report: Detachable Devices To Drive Tablet Growth Through 2020

Detachable tablets will nearly quadruple, as a share of the tablet market, from 8 percent to 30 percent in 2020, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.

NYU Wireless Releases Millimeter Wave Simulator for Free

New York University is releasing its channel model simulator and measurement data free and open to the public in an effort to speed development of millimeter wave technology.

Scottsdale CC Adds Screening Room for Film Degree Program

A two-year Arizona institution with a film school recently went public with details about its screening room.

Cornell Expands Online Learning through New Portal

Cornell University has created Cornell Online, a new Web portal that brings together the university's various online course offerings.

U.S. Education Department Makes Push for $1.1 Billion in CTE Funding

The United States Department of Education is looking to re-up a $1.1 billion investment in career and technical education.

More Admissions Officers Going Online To Research Applicants

Admissions officers were more likely to go online and research applicants for the 2014-2015 academic year than they were in the previous year. Nearly half (45 percent) reported that they performed applicant searches during the more recent admissions season compared to 36 percent during 2013-2014. Almost 7 in 10 (67 percent) hunted on Facebook and 4 in 10 searched on Twitter. Those are some of the results from an annual survey performed by an education technology company that sells a service to help students assess and manage their online presence.

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