In a federal lawsuit filed late last week, a pro-life student organization at Oklahoma State University claims the school violated its First Amendment rights, the Daily Caller reports. The student organization, Cowboys for Life, alleges that school officials prohibited the group’s display of pictures of aborted fetuses in highly-visible areas of campus, reports The Daily O’Collegian, Oklahoma State’s student newspaper. That’s a problem, the suit claims, because the taxpayer-funded university is a state actor. Cowboys for Life members had also planned to distribute literature and discuss their anti-abortion views with passing students……Read More
Educators say there’s a simple reason they believe the Apple iPad pilot programs coming to colleges and universities this fall will run smoother than previous trials with popular eReaders: the apps.
Sprawling research university campuses and rural community colleges alike will test the iPad in small groups when students return to school in August and September, evaluating how learning can be improved using a device that has proven popular among 20-somethings who were avid about Apple products even before the iPad was released in April.
University IT departments launched pilot programs for eReaders like the Amazon Kindle and Kindle DX in 2008 and 2009, but student and faculty surveys showed that traditional textbooks were preferred over the eReader devices.…Read More