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Breaking Stories in Higher Ed


  • Social Media Pervasive in Admissions Practices

    The use of social media in admissions has grown more than 50 percent since 2007 to the point where, for all intents and purposes, it's ubiquitous in higher education. A full 95 percent of higher educations admissions offices are incorporating some form of social media into their recruitment efforts, up 34 points from 2007.

  • Study Shows Future Leaders' Focus on Globalization and Sustainability

    A new multi-national study that asked college students the same questions asked of global CEOs found "similarities in terms of outlook on the new economic environment and how organizations should respond" but stark differences regarding globalization and sustainability.

  • 2 Trade Colleges Turn Outward for Recruitment & Retention

    Two for-profit educational organizations will be using the services of Education Sales Management (ESM) to woo, enroll, and retain students.

  • Rensselaer Gets Grant To Apply Science and Tech Research to Civic Problems

    Grant money will be helping graduate students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute turn into "civic scientists"--researchers who apply their science and engineering backgrounds on community-based problems.

  • Gartner Dissects Google v. Microsoft Cloud Battle

    Organizations should start experimenting with Web apps from Google, Microsoft and other software companies.

  • IT Complexity, Costs Driving Cloud Adoption

    The challenges of managing information technology are weighing ever more heavily on in-house IT departments across all sectors. Coupled with the economic difficulties of the last couple years, these challenges are pushing IT in some profoundly new directions, according to research firm Gartner, which said the result is a notable swing toward cloud-based services that's expected to fuel unprecedented growth in cloud computing over the next several years.

  • Tennessee Tech U Extends Network to Community

    Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville has implemented a major campus network upgrade that will support community networking as well.