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  • Going Solar in a Big Way

    Now nearly a year old, Colorado State University's 5.3-megawatt solar plant is currently providing about a third of the electricity needs for the institution's Foothills campus. CSU's Carol Dollard discussed the planning and implementation of the plant--one of the largest for an American university--with Campus Technology's Bridget McCrea.

  • For-Profit Colleges Lax in Followup to Prospective Students

    Private, for-profit institutions could greatly improve their responsiveness to prospective students. A recent study found that nine out of 10 private colleges and universities fail to reply to new inquiries by phone from prospective students within the first 12 hours; four out of 10 let a full day go by before they reply.

  • Education Dept. Names 23 i3 Grant Recipients

    Twenty-three colleges, universities, K-12 districts, and other organizations are one step closer to receiving a portion of $150 million to be awarded by the United States Department of Education through the Investing in Innovation (i3) program.

  • U of Texas Offers Free Lifetime E-Mail to 450,000 Alumni

    University of Texas at Austin is offering lifetime e-mail to its more than 450,000 alumni at no charge.


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