Warning that the country is becoming "a caste system of colleges and universities," U.S. Department of Education Secretary John King recently called on education leaders to do more in recruiting and helping low-income students succeed in higher education.
Purdue University's first major competency-based learning experiment, announced in 2013, has received accreditation.
Boston University has implemented a centralized application management system for its graduate programs.
University of California, Irvine is launching a new e-sports initiative this fall, which it's describing as "the first of its kind at a public research university."
InCommon member organizations now have single sign-on privileges with higher education institutions, research organizations and corporations in 38 other countries.
Washington State University has begun testing out a "napping pod" as part of a transformation of its student recreation hub.
Students at the University of Michigan now have access to an online tool intended to help them make better decisions about the courses they're considering.
A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will allow the university to make old issues of the daily newspaper available online.
BoniO is making a beta version of its social gaming platform, PaGamO, available for free to teachers in the United States.
At least somebody is trying to make the best of the on-going cyber-privacy debate at the University of California Berkeley. VeriFyle, a company with an encryption service, has invited anybody with a Berkeley.edu email address to sign up for a free account.