Industry News

There are two overlooked national health issues that are affecting college campuses across the country, and they are contributing to the leading causes of death for college students in the U.S. Yet not enough people are talking about it: mental health issues and substance abuse and misuse among college students and young adults.

7/2/2014

The Bilco Company, a manufacturer of specialty access products, has teamed up with Troy Lowe, decorated military veteran, firefighter and SWAT team member, to manufacture and distribute the Barracuda intruder defense system, a door security device designed to protect occupants against building trespassers.

7/2/2014

In an effort to expand its distance learning programs, Indiana University has deployed Pexip video conferencing solution, Infinity Virtual Auditorium. The scalable video conferencing technology is part of Pexip's Infinity meeting platform. It is an entirely software-based solution that allows campuses to provide virtual classrooms.

7/2/2014

Tendenci, the software development company spearheading the Tendenci Open Source CMS project for associations and other nonprofits, is proud to release a dynamic new website for Rice University's Energy and Environment Initiative.

7/2/2014

ForeScout Technologies, Inc. announced Long Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge has selected ForeScout CounterACT to ease the roll-out of its bring your own device program by providing real-time visibility of what is connected to the network.

7/1/2014

In an effort to address this gap and to promote social equity and increased social mobility, Fairfield University’s Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (Conn.) is undertaking a new and innovative tuition-free program to better prepare classroom teachers to become master teachers and reading experts.

7/1/2014

The German-based provider of technical education solutions, Festo Didactic, acquires the U.S.-Canadian company Lab-Volt. For the customers of both companies, this opens up the availability of a much broader range of products and services worldwide.

7/1/2014

Rand McNally launched a new online educational tool that delivers dynamic maps with social studies, history and geography content as well as reading programs and writing lesson plans. The online service, Rand McNally World Atlas, was designed to be cross-curricular and intuitive for both educators and students.

7/1/2014

The University of Djibouti has implemented a sophisticated software system to help it achieve its ambition to deliver tertiary education to students in countries on the horn of Africa. Sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education, the University of Djibouti e-campus was unveiled at a ceremony attended by the Djiboutian President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh and students.

6/30/2014

Inceptia, a division of NSLP, has announced that in conjunction with the 2014 NASFAA Annual Conference, the organization will donate funds to a local Nashville, Tenn. nonprofit. Inceptia is committed to supporting the missions of fellow nonprofits, and with this donation also intends to pay homage to Nashville’s historic reputation as the nation’s Music City.

6/30/2014

CompTIA, the IT Industry Trade Association, announced the worldwide availability of CompTIA CertMaster, a revolutionary new tool that makes learning IT skills easier, more accessible and more effective.

6/30/2014

Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc. announced the charter program for Starfish INSIGHT, the newest module of the Starfish Enterprise Success Platform. Starfish INSIGHT enables institutions to quickly and easily visualize the correlations between their efforts to help students be successful and the related student outcomes.

6/30/2014

EdR announced it will use portions of proceeds from its recent equity offering to fund one acquisition, a collegiate housing community serving Arizona State University, and two developments — a cottage community adjacent to the University of Louisville and a fourth phase of its successful Storrs Center/The Oaks on the Square development pedestrian to the University of Connecticut.

6/30/2014

Effective for fall 2015, Hofstra University will no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. This change provides students with the ability to decide for themselves how to best present their academic strengths and abilities to the admission committee, and allows each individual student to decide whether—or not—the standardized test results accurately reflect her academic ability and potential.

6/27/2014

The University of North Dakota announced a $5 million gift from the Hess Corporation to its College of Engineering & Mines. The gift, along with a $2.5 million match from the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund, will provide $7.5 million in funding towards the Collaborative Energy Complex in the College of Engineering & Mines.

6/27/2014

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