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Education Employees Take More Mental Health Days than People in Other Industries

Nearly 60 percent of education employees have taken a "mental health day" to deal with work-related stress, a count that's significantly higher than in other industries. That's according to a recent survey of 1,004 office workers and business decision-makers in the United States and Canada. The survey, conducted by KRC Research on behalf of Staples, asked employees in various industries about current trends in the workplace, including health, wellness and stress issues.

State of Idaho Eyeing New Role to Consolidate Higher Ed Operations

The governor of Idaho has proposed establishing a new role of oversight for its state university system. The "Executive Officer" would oversee the streamlining of operations in IT, finance, HR and purchasing platforms, among other responsibilities. Governor Butch Otter said the new position was needed because current leadership wasn't enabling the system to adapt fast enough to the changing higher education landscape.

Stanford University Names First CIO

Harvard Business School CIO Stephen Gallagher to lead Stanford's IT operations, strategic planning

Former U Wisconsin CIO Bruce Maas Moves into Private Sector

Bruce Maas, emeritus vice provost for IT and CIO from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is joining the private sector with a move to Research Space, maker of RSpace, an electronic lab notebook designed for academic research institutions.

Lev Gonick to Serve as ASU CIO

Arizona State University has named Lev Gonick as the institution's next chief information officer. The longtime education technology leader will replace current CIO Gordon Wishon, who is set to retire at the end of this year.

Richard Culatta Has Big Dreams for ISTE

Richard Culatta, the new CEO of ISTE, recently spoke with THE Journal about his experiences in education and ed tech, as well as his plans for ISTE as it prepares for its big summer conference this month in San Antonio, TX.

Internet2 Names New President and CEO

Internet2 today named broadband industry executive Howard Pfeffer as the national research and education organization's president and chief executive officer.

Higher Level Decisions — One University's Cloud Strategy

Why will the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga ultimately move most of its traditional IT services to the cloud? Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO Tom Hoover explains why it's a win-win for his institution.

University of California Delays UCPath Launch, Triples Cost

The University of California system’s timeline to upgrade its payroll and personnel system was extended again and the project is now expected to cost more than three times the original budget.

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.

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