Industry News

New technology startup Mortarboarder debuted with the goal of launching a generation of debt-free college graduates into the work force through the power of crowd funding. With Mortarboarder, students can create a registry of exactly what they need for their college education and are matched with donors who can give towards their requests.

6/4/2014

An overwhelming majority of college and university presidents want to keep their campuses gun free. College campuses have traditionally been gun-free zones, but recent, rare mass shootings on campuses and lobbying from pro-firearm groups have led to political pressures to permit concealed firearms on college campuses.

6/4/2014

The office of the VP for research at Wayne State University announced a license agreement with a new start-up company, Detroit Materials, Inc., for a Wayne State University patented portfolio of high-strength low-alloy steels and cast irons for demanding applications in the defense, off-highway, tooling and automotive industries.

6/4/2014

Through a new partnership between Cengage Learning, a leading education company, and Pathbrite, the world’s leading Portfolio Learning Platform, students will have access to Pathbrite’s best-in-class e-portfolio in Cengage Learning’s course solutions.

6/4/2014

Leveraging the MyEdu experience, the profile, along with a redesign of the company's student portfolio tool, creates a more holistic learning environment that enables students to easily and professionally tell their academic story, outline their competencies and ultimately connect them to job and internship opportunities.

6/3/2014

Daktronics Inc. of Brookings, S.D., will partner with Utah State University in providing equipment for its brand new athletic facility, the Wayne Estes Center. The facility will receive an LED video display and new scorer’s tables ready for next year’s athletic activities in Logan, Utah.

6/3/2014

GCA Education Services, a division of GCA Services Group, Inc., a leading national provider of facility services, was recently awarded a five-year contract by the University of Miami to provide custodial and grounds/landscaping services.

6/3/2014

The PSEG Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Montclair State University's PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies to support future research activities and collaborative educational programs that are directed at fostering a sustainable and resilient New Jersey.

6/3/2014

The University of Houston has received a $1.5 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to help solve a national shortage in the number of Americans with college degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

6/2/2014

This summer, Bard College continues to offer an alternate path for admission for prospective students: An online essay examination. The popular Bard Entrance Examination, which the College launched in late 2013, will be relaunched on June 2 when it will be accessible online through Bard’s admission website.

6/2/2014

Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management and 2U, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software-as-a-service solutions for leading nonprofit colleges and universities to deliver high-quality education online, announced a partnership to further strengthen Syracuse’s highly ranked online MBA degree.

 

6/2/2014

CASE Parking, a parking data solutions provider and Streetline, Inc., a leader in smart parking solutions, announced a collaboration to provide the Montclair State University campus with parking garage occupancy and guidance information for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

6/2/2014

Wasp Barcode Technologies, a provider of small business productivity solutions, announces the release of MobileAsset v7 and MobileAsset.EDU. Wasp’s fixed asset tracking solutions include all the features a business or educational institution needs to account for its valuable assets.

5/30/2014

Yale University is one of only six recipients of EPA grant funding intended to advance research into cleaner technologies and fuels for cooking, lighting and heating homes. Yale will collaborate with researchers from the Universities of Minnesota, Georgia, and British Colombia, as well as North Carolina State and two Indian non-governmental organizations.

5/30/2014

The Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education and the Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework, known as PAR, have announced plans for PAR to become an independent, 501.c.3 (not-profit) organization. The targeted launch date for PAR independence is December 9, 2014.

5/30/2014

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