Industry News

CampusLogic, financial aid software-as-a-service provider and creator of StudentVerification, has launched a product upgrade that will drastically reduce financial aid processing time. This newest feature gives students the option of receiving SMS notifications regarding steps in the verification process.

1/15/2015

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has contracted with Amazon.com to replace its traditional on-campus textbook store with a virtual bookstore expected to save students about 30 percent compared with current prices on course materials and provide free, one-day shipping to campus and nearby communities.

1/14/2015

peerTransfer, a provider of global payment solutions for the education industry, closed $22 million in new funding this week. Bain Capital Ventures led the round, with participation from prior investors including Spark Capital, Devonshire Investors, Accel Partners and QED Investors.

1/14/2015

Greenwood Hall Inc., an emerging cloud-based education management solutions provider, announced it will help colleges and universities combat hazing and other student harassment issues with the launch of Safe Campus Community Support Center.

1/14/2015

Tarina Fe 1/20 is available exclusively for the public health sector and accessible through Planned Parenthood and colleges and universities nationwide.

1/13/2015

Studio E Architects is pleased to announce the grand opening of 64 Degrees, the newest concept in residential dining at the University of California San Diego.

1/13/2015

The President unveiled the America’s College Promise proposal to make two years of community college free for responsible students, letting students earn the first half of a bachelor’s degree and earn skills needed in the workforce at no cost.

1/12/2015

West Virginia University has been awarded $1 million from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Scholarly Communications and Information Technology program to develop a new academic publishing platform for mixed-media and print-based scholarship materials.

1/12/2015

H.R. 30 would change how penalties are imposed under the Affordable Care Act on employers that do not offer insurance (or offer insurance that does not meet certain criteria) and that have at least one full-time employee receiving a subsidy through a health insurance exchange.

1/9/2015

McGraw-Hill Education introduced the newest version of SmartBook, the company's adaptive reading platform, which helps students study more effectively and efficiently by guiding them through a personalized study experience that adapts to their needs and focuses their attention on what they need to learn the most.

1/9/2015

CampusBooks.com, a textbook price comparison website, announces their new “Buy vs. Rent” price prediction tool that helps students decide with confidence whether they should buy or rent based on current price and future estimated value.

1/9/2015

The University of California, Berkeley upgraded to Oracle’s PeopleSoft Financials 9.2 and implemented PeopleSoft Grants to achieve greater visibility into collections and spending.

1/9/2015

Aspen Group, Inc., a nationally accredited online postsecondary education company, announced that it has completed the migration to D2L’s (formerly Desire2Learn) integrated learning platform (ILP), Brightspace.

1/8/2015

In 2013, President Obama and President Peña Nieto announced the U.S.-Mexico Bilateral Forum on Higher Education, Innovation and Research to expand opportunities for educational exchanges, scientific research partnerships and cross-border innovation.

1/8/2015

School officials are working with industry partners to expand the opportunities available to Ivy Tech students by securing internships. Honda Manufacturing of Indiana has agreed to offer two paid internship opportunities beginning in January, joining other local industries Aisin, NTN Driveshaft, Caltherm and Ryobi in this program.

1/8/2015

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