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Virtualization saves cash for college IT

Replacing Pepperdine University's computer labs with low-cost PCs would have cost almost $25,000, so campus technology officials turned to virtualized computing, connecting many PCs to a single computer and saving…

How to move campus IT from good to great

At the 11th annual EDUCAUSE conference in Denver Nov. 4, more than 1,000 attendees listened to the advice of best-selling author and business expert Jim Collins, who used his decades…

Free software could help IT departments

School and college IT departments have until the end of the calendar year to take advantage of a new offer from automated systems management software provider Kaseya, which is providing…

ABC News recruits college reporters

Students from six universities are pitching news stories and supplementing national reports for ABC News in a high-pressure program that uses technology and video-editing software while training students for future…

China expands U.S. college language centers

Eager to boost their Mandarin offerings as China's economic influence expands, a growing number of colleges and universities now host cultural and language centers called Confucius Institutes as part of…

Million-dollar college presidents at all-time high

The fast-growing group of millionaire private college and university presidents has hit a new record, and it's likely that even more college leaders will make seven-figure salaries once the slumping…

Blackboard works on Google integration

Blackboard Inc. and Northwestern University have teamed up on a project to make the education version of Google Apps available to students using the Blackboard Learn platform with a single…

IT staff takes on enrollment spike — and wins

Thomas Glaser and his IT staff at Howard Community College (HCC) in Columbia, Md., have maintained the campus's reputation for standout technology and help-desk service, despite the kind of enrollment…

Colleges axing student eMail accounts

Some campuses are doing away with school-issued eMail addresses as students increasingly enter college with a personal eMail account, according to a nationwide survey by education-technology group EDUCAUSE. The survey…

Court: Public-records law covers ‘metadata’

Hidden data embedded in electronic public records must be disclosed under Arizona's public-records law, the state Supreme Court ruled Oct. 29 in a case that could have implications for public…