The credit crunch has officially arrived on campus: In a new survey, private colleges report their students are finding it significantly harder to secure the private loans they need to pay tuition bills. Furthermore, nearly half of colleges say some students have been forced to take time off or go part-time as a result.
Spending hours in front of the TV or computer and staying up late have never been among educators’ test-preparation tips, and a study released this month shows why.
With the economy struggling and financial markets in a state of chaos, this is becoming a hard time to be an IT manager, Computerworld reports.
In a rare misdemeanor hacking case in federal court, a University of Pennsylvania bioengineering student was sentenced Oct. 21 to 90 days in prison and five years’ probation for crashing a school server in 2006, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The state of California has partnered with SunEdison to provide affordable solar power at 15 California State University (CSU) campuses and the CSU executive office, Environmental News Service reports.
Technology and student support are cornerstones of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), so when the school was named America’s “top wired college” earlier this year, Chief Information Officer Sally Jackson knew the institution’s investments had paid dividends.
In what could be the start of a long, dry spell for entrepreneurs on college campuses and elsewhere across the country, venture capitalists are gradually closing their financial spigots as it becomes increasingly difficult to cash out of their previous investments.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officials said the agency’s plans to provide free national broadband internet access will not cause significant interference with phone companies’ networks, but at least one wireless carrier disagrees.
Companies lobbying the Federal Communications Commission to access unused spectrum known as “white spaces” won a big victory on Oct. 15 when Chairman Kevin Martin threw his weight behind the proposal, citing findings in an FCC report that was issued the same day, CNET reports.
Bandwidth and internet connection speeds on most U.S. college campuses increased significantly from 2006 to 2007, but the largest universities still have huge advantages in accessing high-performance networks, according to a study released this month.