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Breaking Stories in Higher Ed


  • Blackboard Buys into Data Analytics

    Blackboard has expanded its forays outside of its traditional academic realm by entering into the territory of administrative operations with the announcement of a new set of data analytics applications. The news comes just weeks after Blackboard quietly acquired iStrategy, a private company focused on data warehousing and business intelligence for higher education.

  • New York U Powers Up New Uber-Efficient CoGen Plant

    New York University has completed construction of an underground co-generation plant that's expected to save the university between $5 million and $8 million annually in energy costs.

  • Intel Labs Picks Stanford for New R&D Research Investment Model

    Chip maker Intel is stepping up its R&D funding to American universities by up to five times what it currently invests. The company announced plans to pour $100 million directly into university research in the United States over the next five years.

  • U Central Florida Streamlines Administrative Apps

    The University of Central Florida has is wrapping up a multi-year implementation of new enterprise applications that includes a combination of Oracle software and Sun hardware to streamline its administrative processes and help manage student growth.

  • Knovel Challenge Tests Engineering Student Research Know-How

    Students from the University of California, San Diego, Virginia Tech, the University of Arkansas, and 16 other institutions have won prizes in an annual contest that encourages engineering students to learn how to do specialized searches.