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Laptop computer thefts surge on UW-Madison campus

University of Wisconsin-Madison police said they've seen a significant spike in laptop computer thefts on campus in recent months, prompting new calls for vigilance, WISC-TV reports. …

Study: Hackers grabbed more than 285M records last year

Hackers made off with at least 285 million electronic records in 2008, more than in the four previous years combined, according to a new study that shows identity thieves are…

Seeking to end world hunger, one search at a time

A search engine can pull up results, but can it also dish out three meals a day? That's what Vladimir Hruda, David Whitehead, and Salmaan Ayaz, undergraduate students at the…

School stimulus money is ‘falling off the truck’

Educators across the country are counting on a federal stimulus windfall to prevent teacher layoffs and improve schools. But while Washington is giving, some state and local governments are taking…

Student alleges his computer was seized unfairly

A Boston College graduate student is challenging the legality of a warrant that enabled police to search his dorm room and seize several of his computers, an iPod, a cell…

Study: Facebook users get lower grades in college

A new study released by Ohio State University suggests that college students who use Facebook spend less time studying and have lower grades than students who don't use the popular…

‘Sexting’ legislation proposed to protect teens

Warren County, Ohio, Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel said advances in technology have surpassed laws that were written to protect juveniles. That's why two Warren County state legislators, along with several local…

Idaho panel OKs bill to expand online courses

The Idaho state legislature's House Education Committee has advanced a measure allowing traditional public schools to contract with private companies that offer online education courses, reports the Idaho Statesman. …

Leak damages new home of IU supercomputers

A steam leak at a building being constructed to house Indiana University's supercomputers has forced school officials to replace $4.2 million in equipment, reports the Associated Press.…

Wyoming gets stimulus funds for cleaner school bus emissions

Wyoming's school bus passengers will breathe a little easier thanks to a $1.73 million grant from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act to clean up diesel emissions, reports the Casper…