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Free textbook developer could save students $750M over five years

Free textbook developer could save students $750M over five years

OpenStax College, a publisher based at Rice University, announced last week that the nonprofit would more than double the number of free downloadable textbooks over the next two years.…

University opens ‘living lab’ of energy efficiency

University opens ‘living lab’ of energy efficiency

Building 661 at the Navy Yard was never a thing of beauty. Built in 1942, during the first months of U.S. involvement in World War II, the brick-and-concrete structure's purpose…

Survey: Colleges’ social media use narrows

Survey: Colleges’ social media use narrows

Social media sites outside the big four -- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube -- had a tough time in higher education last year.…

VCU considers charging for each credit hour

Virginia Commonwealth University is considering “market-based tuition pricing” for next year that would charge for each credit hour rather than a set rate for a full-time student, The Richmond Times-Dispatch…

Starbucks, Wal-Mart offering classes – for college credit

Arianna Suarez's first job after emigrating from Cuba as a teenager was as a cashier at a Walmart in Hialeah, Fla. Thanks in part to college-level classes that Walmart offers…

Report: $3 billion federal STEM program needs better oversight

Report: $3 billion federal STEM program needs better oversight

Very few of the federal government’s 209 programs designed to increase knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) receive oversight from a specific agency, while many STEM initiatives overlap…

University establishes flipped learning training center for faculty

University establishes flipped learning training center for faculty

San Jose State University, known as the public university serving Silicon Valley, will be home to a program that will train faculty members from across California in how to administer…

How the location of colleges hurts the economy

One problem that stems from the relatively unchanged nature of higher education is its geography. The country looks very different from the way it did 100 years ago, but the…

Tuition.io helps manage all student loans in one place

Tuition.io helps manage all student loans in one place

After graduating from Columbia University in the height of the recession and acquiring $120,000 in debt, including 12 student loans from seven servicers, Brendon McQueen was left with a film…

University scientists join Obama’s BRAIN initiative

University scientists join Obama’s BRAIN initiative

Scientists from The Rockefeller University and Stanford University are part of a "dream team" assembled to create a real-time map of the human brain after President Barack Obama asked Congress…

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