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The rise of the remote Ph.D. defense

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Ph.D. students defending their dissertations must do so remotely right now. Could videoconference defenses become the new normal?

Two universities targeted by hackers just before new school year

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Two universities suffered devastating cyberattacks just before students returned to campus. Is the timing a coincidence?

Hackers demand $2 million from Monroe College in ransomware attack

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College’s IT system was attacked by hackers demanding $2 million in Bitcoin. Experts warn that other institutions are vulnerable to similar attacks.

Racist writing instructor's Listserv post prompts debate about future of the field and how scholars communicate

Racist writing instructor's Listserv post prompts debate about the future of the field and how scholars communicate with one another.

Grand Canyon University's OPM business gets off the ground -- with a focus in health care

Grand Canyon University's for-profit spin-off takes a bold step into the online program management space with acquisition of Orbis Education.

Autograder issues upset students at Berkeley

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Computer science students at the University of California, Berkeley, are frustrated with a malfunctioning autograding system.

Big data, AI prompt major expansions at UC Berkeley and MIT

As reach of big data and AI grows, UC Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology unveil plans for major expansions.

Canvas catches, and maybe passes, Blackboard as top learning management system for U.S. colleges

Blackboard dominated the U.S. learning management system market for 20 years, but new data show its cloud-based competitor edging past it.

Cost concerns keep cloud services out of reach of many small colleges

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Many colleges are embracing IT cloud services, but significant cost barriers remain for smaller institutions.

Apple to launch student ID cards for iPhone

Tech giant is working with universities to bring the functionality of a student ID card to the iPhone and Apple Watch.

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