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Breaking Stories in Higher Ed


  • Best Test Practices for Emergency Notification Still in Flux

    Nearly a fifth of universities and colleges don't bother testing their emergency notification systems, and for half of that group, the reason is because they haven't had a chance to put a plan together to do it.

  • Trevecca Nazarene Pursues Energy Reduction

    A $17,000 project at Trevecca Nazarene University is expected to reduce energy usage by about 15 percent in one building on the Nashville, TN campus.

  • New Site Reviews Privacy and Security of Web and Mobile Apps

    A professor in the Stanford University Center for Internet and Society has led an effort to design a Web site to review Web and mobile applications for privacy, security, and openness. WhatApp?, led by Ryan Calo, has enlisted the help of a team of lawyers, computer scientists, and privacy and security experts from Stanford and other institutions to provide reviews of online resources.

  • NSF Grant Connects Grad Students with Middle Schoolers

    In an effort to promote science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in K-12, the National Science Foundation has awarded Dartmouth College a $2.5 million grant to bring together graduate students with middle school teachers.

  • Google Rolling Out Richer Web Apps

    Google has updated its codebase, adding features to its Google Docs online suite of applications that make them richer and more collaborative.

  • SAS Broadens Free Access to Academic Analytics Tools

    Business software maker SAS, whose initial product was conceived in a university, is seeking to expand its footprint in the education market.

  • Silverlight 4 Formally Launched

    Microsoft has formally launched the shipping version of Silverlight 4. Though announced today, the final Silverlight 4 bits and the Visual Studio 2010 tooling that goes with it won't be available for download until April 15.