Industry News

Nearly three-quarters (70 percent) of Americans do not know that a 529 plan is a college savings tool, according to the annual 529 Plan Awareness Survey from financial services firm Edward Jones.

5/28/2014

Jenzabar, Inc., a provider of software, strategies, and services for higher education, announced that Misericordia University of Dallas, Pa., selected the Jenzabar EX enterprise resource planning system.

5/28/2014

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced awards to 52 schools of nursing that will comprise the final cohort of RWJF’s prestigious New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program. The schools will receive grants to support traditionally underrepresented students who are making a career switch to nursing through an accelerated baccalaureate or master’s degree program.

5/28/2014

Ohio Dominican University is opening a new Dublin location for its Adult & Continuing Education program. Beginning June 1, ODU will offer classes on the same suburban campus as its long-time partner, Columbus State Community College.

5/28/2014

NEC Display Solutions of America, a leading provider of commercial LCD display and projector solutions, announced the addition of a lower cost, ultra-narrow bezel display and two video wall bundles for all-in-one, easy-to-configure digital signage solutions.

5/27/2014

Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie concluded an official visit to Beijing by dedicating IU's international gateway office for China, a new home base of university activities in the country. McRobbie also has signed new agreements with China University of Political Science and Law, Tsinghua University and Beijing Sport University and renewed IU's primary agreement with Tsinghua University.

5/27/2014

Honeywell launched a campus-wide energy retrofit project for Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, that is expected to decrease the college’s electricity use by 25 percent and natural gas consumption by almost 50 percent, and deliver approximately $220,000 in guaranteed energy and operational savings each year.

5/27/2014

SciQuest, a leading provider of cloud-based business automation solutions for spend management, announced that the University of Ottawa, Western University, University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University and Carleton University have selected SciQuest Spend Director Enterprise and Accounts Payable Director solutions.

5/27/2014

The Moodle community and Moodle HQ have delivered a more user-friendly and effective learning platform with the latest version of Moodle – Moodle 2.7. Moodle 2.7 brings a suite of new features, improved tools and streamlined workflows to administrators, educators and students.

5/23/2014

Apollo Education Group, Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Apollo Global, Inc. closed on the acquisition of an 81 percent consolidated interest in Milpark Education Ltd., one of South Africa's leading private tertiary education providers, for approximately ZAR 265 million (USD 25.6 million based on current exchange rates).

5/23/2014

SALT, a free web resource for managing student debt, has released a new guide to education benefits, called “The Military Smartbook for Defeating Student Debt," that service members, veterans and their families can use to cut higher education costs.

5/23/2014

Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc., a student success company, announced that University of Nebraska-Lincoln has successfully implemented the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform to support a campus-wide initiative aimed at boosting its six-year graduation rate to 70 percent by 2017.

5/23/2014

As part of its ongoing effort to increase degree completion rates, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, APLU’s Office for Access and Success and the Council of 1890 Universities invites you to attend the HBCU Student Success Summit.

5/22/2014

University of Phoenix, a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, and AMVETS, a vocal advocate for veterans' education, are awarding 20 full-tuition scholarships to prospective students who are active-duty service members, eligible family members and veterans to pursue an undergraduate or master's degree from University of Phoenix.

5/22/2014

Taking advantage of a great savings opportunity, Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center have contracted FDSI Logistics to manage their inbound freight through FDSI’s Higher Education Freight Management Program.

5/22/2014

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