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Breaking Stories in Higher Ed


  • Community Colleges Reach Out to Senior Learners

    American community colleges are increasingly reaching out to seniors. What's more, they're planning to expand programs and services specifically aimed at students 50 and older, according to new research from the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).More
  • DOA: The Open Cloud Manifesto

    The Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum (CCIF) publicly launched its "Open Cloud Manifesto" Monday, but the document, which advocates open standards and interoperability between cloud platforms, generated few sparks after a spokesperson indicated that the CCIF isn't vouching for it.More
  • South Africa Expands Supercomputer with Sun Hardware

    Sun Microsystems has initiated the rollout of South Africa's largest high performance computing solution at the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) in Cape Town.More
  • Microsoft Promotes Tools for Silverlight on Mac

    Microsoft's attempts to plug in to cross-platform got more convincing last week when development on the Macintosh became a reality with Silverlight 3.More
  • Student Competition Tests Cyber Security Skills

    College students will test their knowledge of network security while fending off cyber attacks and battling sleep deprivation in an intense cyber security competition. For the second year, the Computer Information Systems Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona will host the Western Regional Cyber Defense Competition March 27 to 29, 2009.More
  • USC Deploys New Version of Apache Jetspeed

    The University of Southern California (USC) has deployed the new version of Apache Jetspeed, the open source enterprise portal that is maintained and serviced by Hippo, on which it has run its staff intranet since 2006.More
  • Richland CC Launches BioFuels Program

    Richland Community College in Decatur, IL has launched a new biofuels track as part of its engineering technology program. The new offering is intended to help retrain and supplement victims of recent area industrial market layoffs.More
  • Firefox 3.0.8 Released, Critical Security Bugs Fixed

    Mozilla rolled out security updates for Firefox after the Web browser was hacked during a contest two weeks ago at a software security convention in Vancouver.More