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July 2, 2020
The University of California, San Francisco, paid a ransom of $1.14 million to hackers who encrypted and threatened to publish sensitive data stolen from the institution’s School of Medicine.
July 2, 2020
Co-working company WeWork has sold Flatiron School, a successful early coding boot camp company, to Carrick Capital Partners. Flatiron School co-founder Adam Enbar will remain CEO of the company. As part of the transaction, Flatiron School will continue to offer face-to-face programs in data science, software engineering and cybersecurity at WeWork locations, once COVD-19 restrictions have been lifted.
June 30, 2020
Spring campus closures and the shift to remote learning did not have a major negative impact on student enrollments, finds the National Student Clearinghouse. But racial gaps emerge.
June 29, 2020
MIT Press and the University of California, Berkeley, are leading an effort to rapidly review research related to the pandemic and stop the spread of misinformation.
June 26, 2020
Park University is encouraging students from other institutions to transfer and study online for a year at a discounted tuition rate. Are special offers like this a good idea?
June 26, 2020
Several surveys examining students’ impression of the rapid shift to remote instruction in the spring semester have indicated dissatisfaction with the experience. New surveys published this week delve a little deeper into the specific challenges students faced in the pivot to online learning prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and look at how they might be avoided in the fall semester.
June 26, 2020
Concordia University School of Law in Boise, Idaho, will not reopen this fall after the end of its summer term. The law school was established in 2007 by Concordia University Portland and began teaching students in 2012. Concordia University Portland announced its permanent closure in February due to financial difficulties.
June 18, 2020
College students who traveled to popular spring break destinations likely contributed to the spread of COVID-19 on college campuses and in surrounding communities, a recent study suggests. Looking at university vacation dates, cellphone data and reported COVID-19 cases, researchers propose that students who flew to New York City or Florida for spring break contributed more to COVID-19 spread than the average student.
June 17, 2020
A new deal between the University of California system and publisher Springer Nature will transform the way the institution pays to publish and access research.
June 12, 2020
The iTunes U app will be shut down at the end of 2021, Apple announced this week. The app, founded in 2007, is credited with playing a central role in opening up higher education to the public. Institutions such as Stanford University; the University of California, Berkeley; Duke University; and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology all shared free educational content on the app in audio, video or ebook format.

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June 3, 2020
A litany of legal issues looms for colleges considering reopening in the fall, from safety to online accessibility to federal stimulus funding. Here's what higher education lawyers say should be on college leaders' radars.
January 16, 2019
Definitions of innovative teaching models and expectations for accreditors of new programs are on the agenda as the Department of Education considers changing standards.
November 5, 2018
Sessions at Educause touched on academic technology collaboration, transparency around data collection, transitioning to active learning and more.
May 25, 2018
U.S. (again) pushes back controversial regulation requiring online programs to gain approval from states in which they operate, this time to 2020.
October 30, 2017
Oct. 30, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Download a copy of the booklet here. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. On Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Register for the webcast here. The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from D2L, Jenzabar, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Pearson and VitalSource.
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