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Universities mull role of tenure in UAH shootings

Questions about how universities handle tenure decisions have arisen after Amy Bishop, a professor at the University of Alabama Huntsville campus, was accused of killing three colleagues from the university’s…

Study: Too few schools are teaching cyber safety

Students aren’t getting enough instruction in school on how to use technology and the internet in a safe and responsible manner, a new poll suggests.…

Survey: Educators aren’t discussing STEM careers with students

A majority of students say their science and math teachers aren't discussing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career options—which doesn't bode well for leaders counting on STEM education to…

Experts: Schools can track laptops less intrusively

School officials in Pennsylvania who admit remotely activating webcams to locate missing laptops could have used far less intrusive methods of finding the machines, such as GPS tracking or “call…

How to grow campus technology amid shrinking resources

Being an IT official at a California university today requires a close look at any measures that can save the campus cash. But Hilary Baker, vice president for IT at…

Schools fall victim to P2P security breaches

Peer-to-peer file sharing in schools and colleges has come under scrutiny again after a Federal Trade Commission probe turned up massive security breaches that made student grades, Social Security numbers,…

FCC survey shows need to teach internet basics

The federal government’s plan to provide fast internet connections to all Americans will have to include some basic instruction in Web 101, a new survey reveals. …

Princeton students, profs give Kindle mixed grades

Princeton University has released findings from its semester-long pilot of Amazon.com’s Kindle DX electronic reader, and the results appear mixed: While students reduced the amount of paper they printed for…

Online books let college students earn credit—and cash

Nineteen business majors are trying to sell the idea of free online textbooks to their professors in an internship program that pushes open content technology designed to counter escalating book…

Yearbooks another casualty of the Facebook generation

For the first time since 1887, students at the University of Virginia won’t have a hardcover memento of their college years: The school founded by Thomas Jefferson has become the…