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College dropout rate puts financial strain on governments

State and federal governments spend billions of dollars in college financial aid to support students at four-year colleges and universities who leave school before their sophomore year, according to a…

Ohio campuses to work together on virtual lab creation

The University of Toledo’s (UT) Office of Accessibility has completed the investigative phase of a $127,000 technology grant from the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, a supplement to the commission and…

University of Minnesota to provide free iPads for research

Approximately 450 University of Minnesota students will receive Apple iPads at the end of October as a part of a major research project, reports the Minnesota Daily. …

Students dependent on technology—for better or worse

Technology has become so entwined with college students' often frantic lives that most in a new survey say they'd be more frazzled without it. Yet the poll also found that…

The textbook alternative that could save students $700 per year

College textbooks available for free online or sold in print for low cost could slash students’ annual textbook bill from $900 to $184, according to a survey of students at…

Aiming to learn as we do, a machine teaches itself

Researchers are fine-tuning a computer system that is trying to master semantics by learning more like a human, reports the New York Times. …

Texting ban report met with anger, skepticism

Are texting-while-driving bans working? In a controversial report released Sept. 28, the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI), an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, found that texting bans…

New site helps students compare private loans

Students at private, nonprofit colleges and universities in 12 states can use a new online service to find a school loan, avoiding complex web searches that discourage students from finding…

Students: Social media blackout eye-opening, ‘annoying’

Students at Harrisburg University, where technology officials recently deprived students of social media access for one week, said the restriction was a minor inconvenience for many on campus, and showed…

Students: Video lectures allow for more napping

College students gave video lectures high marks in a recent survey, although three in 10 students said their parents would be “very upset” if they knew just how often their…

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