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Published by: University Business 8/16/2017
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American Association of Community Colleges

Apprenticeship programs jointly developed by community colleges and businesses – and scaled up on a nationwide basis – could go a long way toward closing the nation’s skills gap, according to U.S. Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta.  Read more>>


A year shy of Ohio’s medical marijuana program becoming operational, Cleveland Cannabis College is expanding its curriculum in the hopes of helping to fill the thousands of jobs that could be created with the budding industry.  Read more>>

The Seattle Times

One of the social-media posts resembled a wanted poster or a missing-persons flyer: Photographs of men were arranged in rows, seeking their names and employers.  Read more>>

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Video analytics technology adds a layer of intelligence to surveillance cameras by search for suspicious behavior patterns and sending alerts to security teams. We are looking to speak with security officers at colleges that use video analytics.   Read more>>

The parents of the 19-year-old University of Wisconsin student who died in Rome last year filed a federal civil lawsuit against the university where their son was about to take classes there for failing to warn him about recent deaths of young adults that occurred near the campus.  Read more>>

Educators at several Georgia colleges and universities are increasingly fearful that federal funding for research, currently topping $1.2 billion a year, may be significantly cut under President Trump’s proposed budget, which they say could force widespread layoffs, disrupt some research and curtail training.  Read more>>

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Opinion & Analysis
The Hechinger Report

Jessica Smith raised an arm and pointed across the lobby of the university student center like an ornithologist who had just spied a rare breed in the underbrush. “There’s one,” she said.  Read more>>

NPR (audio file)

Sal Khan turned tutoring lessons with his cousins into a series of free educational videos called Khan Academy. His goal: To make learning accessible for everyone, everywhere.  Read more>>

The Guardian

Education was meant to be president Enrique Peña Nieto’s flagship policy. Yet salaries are still being paid to ‘ghost teachers’ who never enter a classroom, while children lack the tools – and even the food – they need to learn.  Read more>>

Industry News
Sonic Foundry, Inc.

The newest member of the company’s classroom-based recording family provides the automation and high-quality capture Mediasite is known for in a compact, affordable device, ensuring even more students never miss a lecture.  Read more>>


JAGGAER, producers of a Source to Pay solutions suite, announced that half of the 2017 National Association of College and University Business Officers Award recipients were JAGGAER customers.  Read more>>

Dude Solutions

SchoolDude by Dude Solutions, a cloud-based provider of operations management solutions, announced that Spartanburg Community College is using Event Publisher, an event management platform, to easily schedule, promote and manage campus events.  Read more>>

Noodle Partners

Tulane University announced a relationship with Noodle Partners, a company dedicated to dramatically improving the quality and delivery of online education. Adding to existing online degrees in public health and law, Tulane plans to launch an array of new market-competitive online degrees over the next several years.  Read more>>


Dynamic glass prevents glare to provide students with a comfortable multipurpose space and dining area with unobstructed views of the Boulder Flatirons.  Read more>>

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