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ED Nominee DeVos Faces Evenly Split Senate as Two GOP Lawmakers Defect

Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Education (ED), could be the most controversial pick for that post in American history. After her confirmation hearing and narrow approval Tuesday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP), two Republican senators — Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — said they would vote against DeVos in the full Senate.

Northeastern University-Silicon Valley Launches New Program to Build IoT Skills

A new Internet of Things program at Northeastern University-Silicon Valley seeks to address the growing demand for IoT skills in the workforce.

Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning

Harvard University has begun experimenting with the use of adaptive functionality in one of its massive open online courses.

Sony Unveils New Collaboration Tool, 2 New Laser Projectors

Sony has added two new projectors to its LaserLite line and unveiled a new collaboration tool designed to facilitate active learning.



Call for Entries: 2017 Campus Technology Impact Awards

The new Campus Technology Impact Awards will honor exemplary colleges and universities that are making an extraordinary impact with technology on campus, doing important work in the service of teaching, learning, administration and operations.

ED Secretary Nominee Narrowly Wins Committee Vote

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions narrowly approved the nomination of Betsy DeVos Tuesday for secretary of the United States Department of Education (ED). The committee voted 12-11 to approve President Donald Trump’s pick to head the ED, splitting along party lines.

MacBook Pro Touch Bar Use Barred from North Carolina Bar Exam

Prospective attorneys in North Carolina taking the Bar Examination on Apple's 2016 MacBook Pro devices are required to disable the Touch Bar feature, according to notice from the state's Board of Law Examiners.

Dropbox Intros New Products for Teamwork

Dropbox today introduced several products and business packages designed for collaboration and teamwork.

NEC Introduces 4 LCD Installation Projectors With Advanced Picture Processing

NEC Display Solutions of America today unveiled a new line of LCD installation projectors that provide UHD Blu-Ray and 4K content support.

Fairfield U Completes Portal Revamp

Fairfield University launched its full rollout of my.Fairfield.edu 2.0 Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The new service discovery portal, an implementation of rSmart's OneCampus, has replaced the university's old legacy portal with updated functionality including a Google-like search capability and access from any mobile device.

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