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Global Survey: Students Want a Bigger Focus on Career Outcomes

For the second year in a row, a majority of students all around the world stated that they believe the primary purpose of education is to improve their employment prospects. In fact, they have some specific advice for the colleges and universities they attend: Foster an entrepreneurial atmosphere and teach soft skills.

City Year, College Week Live Team up on College Admissions, AmeriCorps Recruits

City Year is partnering with College Week Live in an effort to help guide more students through college admissions.

Brigham Young U To Host Chem Open Lab Day

Brigham Young University will host its third annual Chem Open Lab Day May 9 and 16 in an effort to encourage students in grades 7-12 to pursue an education in chemistry.

Google Classroom Adds Mobile Editing, Grading

Google has released an update to its Google Classroom software, bringing several new features to the mobile app.



Dartmouth's Business School and Google To Provide Digital Skills to Minority Entrepreneurs

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is collaborating with Google on a new program aimed at providing digital skills to minority entrepreneurs.

NEC Launches HD Ultra-Short-Throw Projector

NEC Display’s new U321H offers a throw ratio of 0.25:1 to eliminate shadows on the screen and ease use in tight spaces.

Purdue Taps Cloud-Based Collaboration Software for Experiential Learning

To streamline the process of connecting students with interdisciplinary hands-on projects, Purdue University's Krannert School of Management recently rolled out cloud-based software from EduSourced in its campuswide Purdue Student Consulting (PSC) organization.

Report: Tablet Sales Decline for Second Straight Quarter

Global tablet shipments have declined for the second straight quarter, according to a new report from International Data Corp. (IDC). The 5.9 percent drop in the first quarter of 2015, as compared to the same period last year, followed a 3.2 percent year over year drop in the final quarter of 2014 that was the segments first contraction ever.

U Arkansas Acquires SDSC's Trestles Supercomputer

The University of Arkansas is the proud new owner of a supercomputer featuring 256 servers, 16.4 terabytes of memory, a processing speed of 79 teraFLOPs and 8,192 processing cores.

Virtual SAN Boosts Virtual Desktops at Oregon State U College of Business

Oregon State University's College of Business has improved the performance of its virtual desktop infrastructure with the deployment of VMware Virtual SAN as a new storage tier for the institution's VMware Horizon 6 environment — at one-third the cost of a new storage area network.