higher education news
Here's which universities are opening campus (or not) this fall
After most of the spring semester was spent at a distance, some schools plan to reopen their physical classrooms. Others will continue distance learning.
UCLA launches COVID-19 website in more than 40 languages
As many minority communities go overlooked during the public health crisis, UCLA delivers health information and resources to the public in dozens of languages, including American Sign Language.
Michigan State hit by ransomware threatening leak of student and financial data
A blog associated with the NetWalker malware posted screenshots of file directories and a student's passport, saying the files will be published if a ransom is not paid.
Sacramento State to host virtual summer camp for faculty
With classes set to take place online for the fall semester, the university's online summer camp will help faculty improve their online classes enhance the virtual experience for students.
Purdue Global launches free COVID-19 contact tracing class
The online course will train students in contact-tracing protocols, legal requirements, effective risk communication and how to analyze collected data.
Eastern Kentucky University names longtime IT staffer as CIO
Jeff Whitaker, who's been with Eastern Kentucky University since 1997, has been named its full-time chief information officer.
As learning moves online, higher ed needs more data insights
Universities need tools to better aggregate and collect data around their services — and in turn, make distance learning more effective, says a Splunk white paper.
Bellevue University starts fully online data science degree program
As demand for employees with skills in data science rises, Bellevue University in Nebraska announces a new program that focuses on using "data to tell a story."
UCLA model predicts U.S. COVID-19 cases will peak June 1
As one of 13 prediction models used by the CDC, UCLA's machine-learning tool can help measure the efficacy of public policies like stay-at-home orders.
In virtual graduations, colleges get creative to honor graduates
Robot surrogates, Minecraft simulations and other forms of digital celebration are replacing traditional ceremonies. Participants say it's not the same, but it's what's available.