As several universities start new MacBook or iPhone giveaways to students, educational and marketing strategies are both in play.
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March 5, 2008
February 22, 2008
Ask anyone with an M.B.A.: Business school provides an ideal environment to network, learn management principles and gain access to jobs. Professors there use a mix of scholarly expertise and business experience to teach theory and practice, while students prepare for the life of industry: A simple formula that serves the school, the students and the corporations that recruit them.
February 21, 2008
As a battleground for the animal liberation movement, the University of California at Los Angeles has weathered threats, intimidation and property damage directed against several of its researchers over the past few years. Today -- two weeks after a firebomb went off at the same professor's house that in October was flooded with a garden hose -- the university moved beyond law enforcement, the bully pulpit and security reinforcements and filed a lawsuit against three groups and five individuals.
February 20, 2008
Open source software package allows libraries, museums and collectors to more easily archive, display and manage their online holdings.
February 19, 2008
Libraries are starting to embrace technologies developed in-house or by other universities. Will they eventually replace third-party vendors?
February 15, 2008
Advocates for more federal spending on basic research discovered a pleasant surprise in the 2009 budget proposal: a boost from the Department of Defense.
February 13, 2008
Harvard University's arts and sciences faculty approved a plan on Tuesday that will post finished academic papers online free, unless scholars specifically decide to opt out of the open-access program. While other institutions have similar repositories for their faculty's work, Harvard's is unique for making online publication the default option.
February 12, 2008
Review of news sources and databases shows an increase in the number of both security incidents and affected institutions in the last year.
February 11, 2008
Southern Illinois faculty win agreement with university two years after their grievances about a dean were disclosed in what they saw as retribution.
February 8, 2008
A Web site that lets students post anonymous comments -- with predictable results -- has sparked outrage and more than a few enthusiasts.