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Cash-strapped universities look at cutting remedial classes

Cash-strapped universities look at cutting remedial classes

Remedial courses that prepare students for college-level work are in danger as states and schools look for cheaper alternatives. But that could threaten efforts to boost the nation's college completion…

143,000 students to lose Pell Grant funding in 2012

143,000 students to lose Pell Grant funding in 2012

Congress’s latest omnibus spending bill will effectively eliminate federal Pell Grant funding for an estimated 143,000 low-income college students starting in July. The Pell Grant cuts come just a month…

Colleges and suicide threats: when to call home?

Colleges and suicide threats: when to call home?

The eMail that arrived at Virginia Tech's health center in November 2007 was detailed and unmistakably ominous. It concerned a Tech senior named Daniel Kim and came from an acquaintance…

Our readers’ top ed-tech picks for 2012

Our readers’ top ed-tech picks for 2012

Here are the results of our 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards, which recognize the educational technology products and services our readers have enjoyed the most success with.…

The ten most popular eCN stories of the year

The ten most popular eCN stories of the year

Recently, we published our editors' picks for the 10 most significant higher-ed tech stories of 2011. Now, see what our readers think.…

College political leaders, social media prove to be dangerous combination

College political leaders, social media prove to be dangerous combination

After a tweet and a viral video ended the campus political careers of two Texas college students, higher-education politicos have advice for their brethren: Adopt an official social media policy,…

College admissions officials turn to iPad to streamline applications

College admissions officials turn to iPad to streamline applications

What once took a week to collect, organize, and collate has been reduced to a few clicks on an Apple iPad in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s admissions office.…

Pell Grants see significant changes in $1 trillion spending bill

Pell Grants see significant changes in $1 trillion spending bill

Congress has passed a $1 trillion omnibus spending measure that includes significant changes to the federal Pell Grant program. What’s more, an Obama administration proposal to create a new federal…

AT&T drops $39B bid to buy T-Mobile; ‘duopoly’ averted

AT&T drops $39B bid to buy T-Mobile; ‘duopoly’ averted

AT&T Inc. is hanging up on its $39 billion bid to buy smaller wireless provider T-Mobile USA, nearly four months after the U.S. government voiced concerns that it would raise…

All-nighters, reading from a computer screen bad for student health—and GPAs

All-nighters, reading from a computer screen bad for student health—and GPAs

It’s 3 a.m. on a Monday at the University of Maryland’s McKeldin Library. The second floor is still full of students furiously typing on 15-inch Macbooks, cranking out papers with…

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