News Update :: Tuesday, May 16, 2006


U.S. Colleges Face Big Phone Tax Hike Under FCC Plan

Thousands of colleges and universities would be hit with a net annual jump in telephone taxes as a result of a plan by telecommunications regulators to switch to a flat fee for connection to the telephone network, according to the Keep USF Fair Coalition, a consumer group...

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Female Names Draw 25 Times More Chat-Room Harassment

A study by the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering found that chat-room participants with female usernames received 25 times more threatening and/or sexually explicit private messages than those with male or ambiguous usernames...

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University of Michigan to Host Virtual Reality Shoot-Out

Next month the University of Michigan will host a side-by-side comparison of several virtual reality technologies, allowing users to experience different high-end approaches to “immersive” virtual reality displays...

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Franklin & Marshall Breaks Ground on Luxury Dormitories

Franklin & Marshall College broke ground on a $30 million “upscale housing complex” for students that will tie together housing, shopping, and socializing space in one “mixed use” environment that its developer says is “essential to the growth of higher ed institutions.”...

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Monster Moves into Online Student-College Referral Market

Monster Worldwide, Inc., which runs the job classified advertising portal, has acquired a publisher of directory Web sites in the educational field...

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Contracts, Deals, Awards

Rensselaer Signs $100 Million Partnership with IBM

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York announced a partnership with IBM Corp. valued at $100 million that would make RPI one of the top 10 supercomputing centers in the world...

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Indiana, Ohio State Med Schools Launch PDA Programs

Indiana University’s School of Medicine and the Ohio State University Medical Center signed deals with computer systems integrator CDW-Government Inc. to create personal digital assistant (PDA) buying programs on campus...

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