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Southern Connecticut State U: Experiences on Campus Are Key Predictor of Academic Success

A 10-year data analysis at Southern Connecticut State University revealed that campus experiences are more important than student demographics when it comes to retention and student success.

Rochester Institute of Tech Gets $1 Million to Train Hard-of-Hearing Science Undergrads

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $1.025 million grant to RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf to develop training programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students to become future scientists.

University of Texas-led Research Project Tackles Fake News with Social Bots

With a new $30,000 seed grant, a group of researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Texas at Dallas will use highly sophisticated algorithms to stop the spread of fake news across the internet via social media sites like Twitter.

Hobsons Updates Starfish with Improved Analytics, Accessibility

Hobsons has unveiled Starfish 7, the latest version of its student retention platform, with upgrades such as improved predictive analytics.



Stanford Team Develops 4D Camera for Use in Robots, VR, Autonomous Cars

The camera uses a technique called light field photography, originally described by Stanford professors Marc Levoy and Pat Hanrahan in 1996, that captures information about the direction and distance of the light that hits the sensor.

Major Coding Bootcamps Going Out of Business

Two major coding bootcamp operators, Dev Bootcamp and The Iron Yard, are shutting down, citing the lack of a viable business model for a nascent market.

State Giving Some College Students a Free Ride if They're Willing to Become STEM Teachers

Lawmakers in North Carolina have allocated funding towards scholarships for up to 160 college students who commit to teaching a STEM subject or special education within the state.

Examity to Provide Online Proctoring for Open edX Platform

This fall, courses delivered on the Open edX platform will be able to incorporate live, recorded or fully automated proctoring from online proctoring and identify verification company Examity.

Solar Energy Curricula Now Available Through Schools Power, ForeFront Power

ForeFront Power and Schools Power recently teamed up to develop and launch a number of educational resources that teach K–12 and college students the basic principles of solar energy.

New Tools Help Adult Students Come Back to Complete Their Degrees

Student success coaching services provider InsideTrack has come up with a new suite of Re-Enrollment & Re-Entry offerings designed to help colleges and universities get former students back on track to complete their degrees.

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