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Immigration Law: Spring Hill College Students Use Facebook To Put A Face To Immigrants

Spring Hill College is trying to put a face to immigrants who are threatened by HB 56, Alabama's controversial new immigration law.

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Knowledge Delivery Systems Launches Two Courses to Empower Educators to Address Internet Safety and Cyberbullying

Protecting students from digital abuse has become a crucial component of school curriculum. All schools who receive e-rate funding must teach students about Internet safety, and many states have passed cyberbullying laws that require school-based instruction and teacher training on the topic. As a result, Knowledge Delivery Systems, a provider of strategic professional development solutions for teachers, schools and districts, has developed two new courses for educators on Internet safety and cyberbullying, presented by national expert Nancy Willard.

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Arizona State University Selects GoingOn to Help Transform Student Engagement & Enrich Online Academic Life

GoingOn Networks, Inc. announced today that Arizona State University (ASU) has selected the GoingOn Academic Engagement Network to help foster new levels of engagement and collaboration across its campuses. The GoingOn platform provides ASU with an integrated solution for deploying an academic social network where students, faculty and administrators can more easily collaborate and share information outside the confines of their online courses.

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TargetX Launches Social CRM for College Admissions, Adds Other Enhancements to Its Student Recruitment Manager®

Student recruiting firm TargetX has announced a dramatic series of enhancements to its CRM tool for college admissions. The Student Recruitment Manager (SRM), first introduced in 2008, now makes it possible to connect with prospective students like never before, according to TargetX CEO Brian Wm. Niles.

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College Flash Mobs Become Pep Rallies Made for YouTube

Three steps to starting college: Meet roommate. Unpack in dorm room. Then, sometime during orientation, hear music, see a student start dancing, watch as more dancers join in, and join the campus flash mob. (Or if you miss the actual event, watch it over and over on YouTube, to see how many people you recognize.)

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Colleges Can Now Track Social Web 'Chatter' to Help Recruit Students Thanks to TargetX CRM Tool

Student recruiting firm TargetX is making it possible for admissions offices to capitalize on the dominant role of social media in the lives of their prospective students. Through a key enhancement to the Student Recruitment Manager (SRM), TargetX is integrating the two most important social networks into its groundbreaking customer relationship management system.

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Jenzabar’s Continuing Education Software Goes Social

Jenzabar®, Inc., a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced today a new feature within Higher Reach by Jenzabar® that allows higher education institutions to create a Facebook Catalogue Application, connecting the continuing education catalogue directly with the school’s Facebook page.

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On Campus: Donors Pledge $1 For Every New Follower Of UW-Madison Facebook And Twitter

A family of UW-Madison boosters have come up with a novel way to give scholarship money while also increasing support for the university on social media.

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Can Facebook Doom a College Application?

A case for engaging higher education-minded students via purpose networks

In our wired, social media-saturated world, many of us are connected to family and friends on Facebook and to business colleagues and other professionals via LinkedIn. These connections are undeniably meaningful and beneficial to each of us personally, and potentially, professionally.

But what about networks that may exist for gaining access to a deeper, more sophisticated level of expertise, information sharing, timely guidance, or shared interests? The implications could be huge for those of us in the education space.

Behind the News

The tornadoes that ripped across the South in April devastated everything in their paths. Some institutions had to close their doors before semester’s end.

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