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Are international rankings unfair to U.S. colleges?

The United States spends more money on higher education than any other country, and its elite institutions are the world's best. But overall, conventional wisdom says, the system is wasteful,…

Copyrights blocking scholarly works

Stanford law professor and activist Lawrence Lessig told a gathering of campus technology chiefs Nov. 5 that restrictive copyright laws are "destructive of science and education," because academia has adopted…

Ubiquitous cloud computing by 2019?

George O. Strawn has seen higher-education technology grow exponentially since the late 1960s, so a future campus that operates entirely on cloud computing where students have access to PCs that…

FCC solicits e-Rate comments

As part of its efforts to develop a National Broadband Plan, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comments about how the e-Rate program can be improved to meet the…

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…