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Michigan's Wayne County Community College District Offers Free Tech Courses, Broadband Access, and Devices in a Pilot Program

Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) in Michigan has received a grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's CMC (Connecting Minority Communities) Pilot program to give students and county residents served by the college free courses, broadband access, and devices to promote digital literacy and inclusion for careers in the tech industry.

Fayetteville State University to Receive $1 Million Grant to Improve Student Success

Fayetteville State University (FSU) in North Carolina will receive a $1 million grant from the National Institute for Student Success (NISS) to increase student enrollment, retention, and graduation.

Montclair State University Taps David Chun as Chief Information Officer

Montclair State University in New Jersey has appointed David Chun as its chief information officer (CIO) to oversee all aspects of information technology for the university. He will assume the role on May 1, 2024.

Microsoft to Roll Out Copilot Enhancements for Teams

Microsoft is enhancing how users interact directly with Copilot in Microsoft Teams with a handful of new and optimized features.

AWS Completes Investment in Claude AI Maker Anthropic

Amazon Web Services has completed its promised $4 billion investment in generative AI company Anthropic.

Report: AI/ML Tool Usage Skyrockets Across Industry Sectors

Enterprises must both securely enable AI productivity tools and also leverage AI to defend against new AI-driven threats, according to a new report from cloud security specialist Zscaler.

Pace University to Launch New AI Lab

Pace University will launch an artificial intelligence (AI) lab at its new Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at its New York City campus, the university said. The lab will offer training for students, faculty, and staff, as well extending training to the larger business and resident community.

California Community Colleges Now Able to Purchase Anthology Solutions Through CollegeBuys Program

California community colleges can now purchase Anthology's education solutions through the Foundation for California Community Colleges' CollegeBuys program to save costs, conserve resources, and procure compliant contracts.

Digital Science Releases AI-Driven Summarizations of Millions of Research Data Documents

Technology company Digital Science has announced a new AI-powered summarization feature, available on all its Dimensions versions, including its free online web app. The platform supplies summaries across 350 million interlinked publications, grants, clinical trials, and patents.

Purdue Adds Two Online Master of Science Degrees in Artificial Intelligence

Purdue University has introduced two fully online interdisciplinary Master of Science degrees in artificial intelligence: AI and Machine Learning, for "AI builders," and AI Management and Policy, for "AI translators," according to the university.