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3 Universities Move to Cloud-Based Photo Service

Purdue University, Jacksonville State University and the University of Central Florida have signed on with Libris by PhotoShelter, a cloud-based system for organizing, collaborating and sharing visual assets.

Nexenta Partners with Universities for Higher Education Program

Nexenta, a provider of open source-driven software-defined storage (OpenSDS), has launched a program to partner with higher education institutions on developing technical curricula designed to link theory with practice and prepare students for the workforce.

English on the Go Adds Social Features for English Learners

A new app, English on the Go, aims to leverage social features to help students learn English more easily.

Arne Duncan Resigning as Secretary of Education

Arne Duncan will be stepping down in December, according to reports. The Secretary of Education told staff that he would be returning to Chicago, but he was unsure what he would do next.

Quincy U Streamlines Administrative Work, Improves Student Services With New ERP

Quincy University is simplifying administrative processes, improving student-facing tools and boosting data analytics with a new ERP system.

Middlesex U Issues Free Digital Textbooks for Every Course

Under the four-year agreement, students will receive one free digital textbook for each class during the new academic year. Undergraduates typically take 12 classes, so they'll receive 12 books over their three-year program of study.

MyVerse Launches Online Tool to Help Students Pick Careers, Colleges

A new start-up, MyVerse, claims it can match a high school student with the best career choice, most appropriate college major and even the best vocational school, community college or university to attend — all in less than a minute.

University of Utah Expands Online Career Training

The University of Utah is partnering with online training provider Career Step to launch new programs that will prepare students for careers in healthcare, technology and administration.

NY College Hands Out Free Personal Safety Devices

A New York college system is trying out a "personal safety" device, which it handed out to 1,400 students as they arrived on campuses this fall.

$50,000 2016 McGraw Jr. Prize in Education Opens to the Public

Arizona State University has partnered with McGraw-Hill Education for the 2016 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, an award meant to honor education innovators, those "outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference today."