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February 8, 2013
About a dozen universities are using (or plan to use) kiosks that dispense laptops or tablets to students, making technology available for borrowing at any time. 
February 6, 2013
Three deaf leaders of Gallaudet gathered Tuesday to discuss the legacy of the movement that led to their appointments.
February 1, 2013
University of Connecticut and Texas A&M University have ambitious plans for enrolling and graduating many more science and technology students, but are there enough talented high school graduates to fill the growing programs?
January 31, 2013
The Anti-Defamation League says it is “troubled” by an upcoming event at Brooklyn College, co-sponsored by the college’s political science department, that the ADL says is "anti-Israel." The event, which the political science department is sponsoring along with the college’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, will feature two speakers who are part of the BDS – or Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions – movement, which encourages organizations to cut off all ties to Israel.
January 31, 2013
A faculty investigative committee at the University of California at Berkeley has determined that Terrence Deacon, a professor there who was accused of plagiarism in an unusually public manner, did not commit academic misconduct.
January 29, 2013
Though many of its peers were among the first universities to create open courses, Yale is taking time to evaluate and strategize.
January 18, 2013
Concerned that no high school course can truly replicate the college experience, Dartmouth will no longer grant credit toward graduation based on students' scores on AP exams. 
January 15, 2013
Union College in Kentucky typically loses half its freshman class before the second year begins, so its new president has made students a promise: If they stay, work hard, and get involved, they won't see a bill for their last semester before graduation.
January 15, 2013
As another step in the overhaul of its core curriculum, Lynn University will require every first-year student to purchase an iPad mini, and will use iTunes U as a content delivery method for those courses.
January 14, 2013
The consolidation of Connecticut's state universities and community colleges was supposed to save money and move past scandal, but the events of the system's first year have raised questions about the move.

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