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ED Secretary Nominee Narrowly Wins Committee Vote

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions narrowly approved the nomination of Betsy DeVos Tuesday for secretary of the United States Department of Education (ED). The committee voted 12-11 to approve President Donald Trump’s pick to head the ED, splitting along party lines.

Fairfield U Completes Portal Revamp

Fairfield University launched its full rollout of my.Fairfield.edu 2.0 Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. The new service discovery portal, an implementation of rSmart's OneCampus, has replaced the university's old legacy portal with updated functionality including a Google-like search capability and access from any mobile device.

University of North Georgia Opens MakerBot Innovation Center

Students at the University of North Georgia have a new facility for taking projects from concept to reality.

Apple, UC Berkeley, Arizona State U, Others Join Board for Partnership on AI

The consortium Friday announced that the head of advancement for the AI chatbot Siri would be joining its leadership team, as well as six other individuals who are working to advance artificial intelligence research.



D-Tech International Introduces App to Help Library Patrons Using Mobile Devices

D-Tech International is introducing appIT, a library app developed exclusively for patrons to use on mobile devices. The library app is the first of its kind in the library market, the company said, and will be used to check out items, check account status, pay fines and more.

ACE and Credly Launching Digital Credentials for Workforce Training

A collaboration between the American Council on Education (ACE) and digital credential service provider Credly will allow working professionals to earn digital badges for workplace training.

NYU Tandon School of Engineering Launches Online Data Hub for Criminal Practitioners

New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, in partnership with the Governance Lab (GovLab), has launched a “social network” for criminal practitioners and policymakers to collaborate and utilize data to inform decision-making.

Governors State University Switches to Campuswide Audio-over-IP Network

A project that began as a simple upgrade to the campus broadcast production center at Governors State University in Illinois has expanded to a campuswide audio-over-IP network supporting the campus meeting hall, classrooms and nursing labs, in addition to cable TV broadcasts, theater performances and sports broadcasting.

MIT Event Encourages Students to 'Think Security'

A new event at the MIT Sloan School of Management will teach students about critical infrastructure cybersecurity issues such as protecting computer-controlled water or electric power facilities from cyber threats.

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