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UConn Reports Data Breach by Chinese Hackers

The University of Connecticut on Friday reported a "criminal cyberintrusion" of its engineering college, and that hackers from China appear responsible. The university said it did not have evidence of data removal. But the university said that it is adopting new security measures as well as informing individuals and sponsors of research that could have been accessed. After Pennsylvania State University reported similar attacks, apparently from China in the case of the university's engineering college, experts warned that other universities would likely see such hacking incidents.

 

The Pulse podcast features interview with Mark Strassman about Blackboard Ultra

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This month's edition of "The Pulse" podcast features an interview with Mark Strassman, senior vice president for industry and product management at Blackboard Inc., about Ultra, the company's new user experience.

Second Penn State College Experiences Cyberattacks

Pennsylvania State University announced Friday that its College of Liberal Arts experienced two cyberattacks. These attacks took place after enhanced security measures were adopted in the wake of a May attack on Penn State's engineering college network. Penn State said that its investigation of the new incidents uncovered "no evidence that personally identifiable information or research data were compromised."

One women's college introduces a hybrid degree program to help women juggle their education with other demands

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A women's college is phasing out a weekend college that was once key to serving adult students -- and replacing it with a hybrid program.

U of Arizona to launch online degree outlet for undergraduates

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U of Arizona plans to emphasize its land-grant status as it joins the state's other public universities in offering online degrees for undergraduates.

Technology podcast features interview with D2L's John Baker

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This month's edition of Inside Higher Ed's monthly technology podcast features a discussion with John Baker, CEO of D2L, about the new version of the company's learning platform, Brightspace.

Chegg to run Bowdoin College textbook center

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Fewer and fewer students are buying their textbooks at the Bowdoin College bookstore, so the college is outsourcing its textbook center to Chegg.

Purdue University and U of Akron embrace a new polytechnic identity

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U of Akron and Purdue's College of Technology are transforming into polytechnic colleges as a strategy to increase enrollment and distinguish themselves among their peers.

Ed-tech start-up Ranku pitches increased online enrollments sans marketing dollars

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Ed-tech start-up Ranku pitches efficiency, not marketing, to universities interested in enrolling more students online. Early results from Columbia University are promising.

The Learning House acquires Carnegie Mellon U. spinoff Acatar

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The Learning House, an online enabler, acquires Carnegie Mellon U spinoff Acatar to be more competitive among prestigious universities.

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