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ACE conference addresses college sustainability in troubled times

ACE conference addresses college sustainability in troubled times

This week, a panel of higher-education stakeholders gathered to discuss their greatest sustainability challenges during the economic downturn.…

Three colleges that benefit siblings, families

Three colleges that benefit siblings, families

As college costs continue to skyrocket, American families are finding it increasingly challenging to pay for college for a single child, much less multiple college-age children simultaneously.…

Reception mixed for college calculator website

Reception mixed for college calculator website

An online government-run calculator designed to help families understand the complexities of college costs could be helpful, though some information might be misleading, experts say.…

More proof that the economics of higher education must change

More proof that the economics of higher education must change

Continuing a recent trend, more incoming freshmen at four-year colleges said money was a key factor in their choice of school—and the percentage of students who said their…

Free digital textbooks surge in popularity

Free digital textbooks surge in popularity

As college textbook prices continue to climb, a free alternative to traditional textbooks has gathered steam—and its provider claims that students at more than half of U.S. colleges…

San Jose State to offer groundbreaking low-cost online courses for credit

San Jose State to offer groundbreaking low-cost online courses for credit

San Jose State University, in the heart of the Silicon Valley, is also at the heart of a big American education experiment: low-cost online classes offered for credit.…

Competency-based public degree program moves forward

Competency-based public degree program moves forward

University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly has revealed new details about what is expected to be the first set of 100-percent, competency-based online degree programs for working…

Experts suggest ways to lower college costs

Experts suggest ways to lower college costs

Simplifying the student aid process, requiring colleges to share in the risk from student loan defaults, and using technology to keep costs down were some of the ideas…

Project cuts university’s annual energy costs by $2.4 million

University of Kentucky officials say a $25 million energy-savings project has cut costs by $2.4 million a year and reduced the university’s carbon dioxide output by 23,291 tons…

Sharing IT services saves millions for Oklahoma universities

Sharing IT services saves millions for Oklahoma universities

Although the legendary OU-OSU football rivalry often makes for a spectacular clash, a collaboration between the two universities is resulting in spectacular savings for both institutions' students.…

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