Verizon challenges new net-neutrality rules in court
January 21st, 2011

In a case with important implications for schools as well as consumers, Verizon Communications Inc. on Jan. 20 filed a legal challenge to new federal regulations that prohibit broadband providers…


The 10 biggest higher-ed tech stories of 2010
January 3rd, 2011

Campus leaders get better at leveraging the power of social media … Data breaches continue to hit higher education, with possible legal ramifications … A new federal law enlists colleges…



House Democrats punt on net neutrality
September 30th, 2010

In the latest development in the fight over so-called “net neutrality” regulations, House Democrats have shelved a last-ditch effort to broker a compromise between phone, cable, and internet companies on…


Tossing inefficiency to the curb
September 16th, 2010

Taking out the trash is about to get a whole lot greener at a number of campuses this fall, as colleges and universities invest in solar trash compactors that are…


Study explores the future of book digitization
June 7th, 2010

Reluctant faculty members, challenges in scanning old texts with foreign characters, and conflicting ideas about whether information should be commodified or made free on the internet have been barriers to…


FCC plan could revive ‘net neutrality’
May 6th, 2010

The head of the Federal Communications Commission thinks he has come up with a way to salvage his ambitious national broadband plans and his hope for “net neutrality,” a principle…


Is better learning a click away?
March 9th, 2010

Clickers first appeared in college classrooms over a decade ago and have since spread to just about every college and university in the country, thanks to cheaper and better technology.…


Judge delays Google book ruling
February 19th, 2010

As educators and researchers await a landmark decision with enormous implications for schools and colleges, a Manhattan judge says it will take some time to decide whether Google can legally…