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  • Tiny College Stakes Growth on Enrollment Software

    As one of the smallest liberal arts colleges in the United States, Shimer College is facing some formidable challenges. With just 100 students, Shimer focuses its curriculum exclusively on the "Great Books," from the Bible to Homer to Nietzsche to Virginia Woolf. Despite the fact that the college ranks in the top 1 percent of U.S. colleges and universities in producing doctoral candidates, it is working hard to maintain and grow its enrollment.More

IT News

  • Wayne State Goes off Campus To Help Deliver High-Speed Wireless

    Wayne State University (WSU) will provide the technical, strategic, and systems support to provide high-speed WiMax and WiFi Internet access for residents in two low-income Detroit neighborhoods.More
  • Los Rios District Deploys 300-Access Point Wireless Network

    The Los Rios Community College District, with four colleges in the Sacramento, CA area, has deployed wireless gear from Motorola. With 80,000 students the district wanted to provide a network that could accommodate the increasing use of notebook computers and wireless devices across the campuses, including all buildings, outdoor areas, and sport venues.More
  • UK University Deploys E-Mail Archiving System, Eliminates Quotas

    Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom is deploying Mimosa Systems' NearPoint for archiving e-mail held in its Microsoft Exchange mail system, which has been in use there for a decade.More
  • Microsoft Rolls Out Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Beta

    Microsoft this week announced two product betas of note for high-performance (HPC) computing professionals.More
  • 3 Colleges Take Funds Disbursement Digital

    Financial services and payment company Higher One has signed agreements with three institutions--Kutztown University in Pennsylvania, Lansing Community College in Michigan, and Polk State College with multiple locations in Florida--to move disbursements of funds for refunds and financial aid off of paper processes and into digital transactions.More
  • Cisco Expands Digital Signage Solution

    Cisco has announced a number of additional features for the Cisco Digital Signs system. The new version has features for content creators, system administrators, target audiences, and developers.More
  • Datatel Recruiter Adds Twitter Tracking

    Datatel has tweaked its higher education recruiting tool, Datatel Recruiter, to bolster its ability to work with Twitter. The application, which is part of Datatel's constituent relationship management suite, now tracks and captures pre-defined search terms in Twitter to uncover conversations about the institution and allow the admissions professional to participate in the discussion.More
  • North Georgia Moves to Matrix42 Systems Management

    North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega has selected Matrix42's Empirum version 12 for software and patch management.More