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Published by: University Business 2/13/2014
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NBC Chicago

A report from the Illinois State Auditor General charges that Chicago State University has lost track of hundreds of thousands of dollars in equipment, including computers and other electronic devices, which may include sensitive or confidential data. Auditor General William Holland says an audit by his agency revealed that 197 items, worth $248,825, were missing.  Read more>>

Bloomberg Businessweek

Donations to U.S. colleges and universities rose 9 percent to $33.8 billion in the year through June, topping the record set before the global credit crisis, as stock market gains fueled giving.  Read more>>


A plan to pay community college tuition for recent Mississippi high school graduates who are not covered by other financial aid is advancing. Representatives passed House Bill 424 by a vote of 115-4. It now goes to the Senate for more debate.  Read more>>

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Matt Zalaznick

University Business is doing a story on the latest innovations in online labs. We want to hear about how courses that traditionally involve hands-on learning are being created so remote students can participate. Please click on the link to contact us.  Read more>>

The Huffington Post

After pressure from students, New York University's career center has implemented a number of measures to improve screening of the internship listings it features online.  Read more>>


Leaders of several local groups met with University of Maine at Augusta faculty members to look for a connection with college students whose expertise and effort could help further their group’s mission while also furthering students’ educations.  Read more>>

The BG News

The agreement addresses the 30 non-tenure track faculty on one-year contracts who were notified that their contracts would not be renewed, as well as the 10 faculty members on terminal contracts.  Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis
Cornell Daily Sun

Several Cornell professors and university officials are critical of a new study known as the College Educational Study Project, which attempts to quantify the quality of large research universities by assessing academic rigor and teaching quality.  Read more>>

The Economist

Two big forces underpin a university’s costs. The first is the need for physical proximity. Adding students is expensive—they require more buildings and instructors—and so a university’s marginal cost of production is high. That means that even in a competitive market, where price converges towards marginal cost, modern education is dear.It is also hard to raise productivity. MOOCs work completely differently.  Read more>>

The Seattle Times

Western Washington University college students are working as mentors, tutors and role models for thousands of K-12 students in and around Bellingham.  Read more>>

Industry News
Studio Live Design

BenQ America Corp., a provider of professional graphics monitors, announced an Education Outreach Program to help campuses put the latest color management monitor technologies into the hands of students and instructors.  Read more>>


The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and Microsoft Research awards $50,000 to pilot programs that recruit and retain women in computing.  Read more>>

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People Watch
Ripon College

After a national search during the fall semester, Tom Ponto has been selected as the new vice president for finance for Ripon College. He began his duties Feb. 3.  Read more>>


Allan M. Boike, D.P.M., FACFAS, has been named dean of Kent State University's College of Podiatric Medicine.  Read more>>

The New Orleans Advocate

The board overseeing the state’s two-year schools has recommended that Monty Sullivan, chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans, serve as president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.  Read more>>