College tuition is going up and financial aid is on the chopping block in many states, but in the Miami area, one college is offering successful high school graduates a price tag that’s hard to refuse: free, reports the Christian Science Monitor. Miami Dade College–the largest institution of higher education in America, serving more than 170,000 students on eight campuses–announced its American Dream Scholarship on Wednesday. It will cover 60 credits at a value of about $6,500–enough to earn a two-year degree or start in on one of the four-year programs offered by the community college……Read More
Using one computer to power many has saved money as college budgets have been slashed, but too much of this good thing can lead to “virtualization sprawl”—an emerging problem that one IT leader is determined to avoid.
Karl Herleman, CIO at Miami Dade College (MDC), has, like many technology decision makers, moved his eight-campus school toward virtualization in the past three years. This means one computer in a campus computer lab can power several machines, reducing the IT department’s costs and saving the college on its monthly energy bills.
MDC has trimmed its energy consumption by 10 percent since 2008, thanks largely to virtualization, Herleman said.…Read More