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06/02/2022
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What does it look like to "unbundle" higher ed?

Higher ed administrative software company Jenzabar announced its Campus Marketplace tool on Wednesday. The new offering is designed so institutions can offer courses on an e-commerce storefront, without students needing to enroll. Campus Marketplace is part of a new initiative for the company called the "Campus Movement," the idea that by promoting accessibility and equity through technology, students can “find, learn, and live their true calling.” Emily Bamforth has the details.


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New York City pauses Internet Master Plan

New York City's master plan for ensuring broadband access to its residents is currently under review. The plan, which included $157 million to install infrastructure across the city, was launched more than two years ago under former Mayor Bill de Blasio. The city, now led by Mayor Eric Adams, is currently focusing on "more near-term solutions" while looking at the plan's implementation, a spokesperson told New York news website Gothamist. Benjamin Freed reports on StateScoop.


Fueling and tracking regional education partnerships

California announced a $108 million funding round for regional education partnerships focusing on equity and building pathways across institutions to in-demand jobs. The state is requiring awardees to commit to its statewide Cradle-to-Career data system, still in its early stages. The system is designed to help education institutions and policymakers evaluate programs, as well as offer tools to students and families. Emily explains.


FBI asks for more than $100M in cyber and data-related increases for 2023

The FBI is requesting an additional $106 million for its fiscal 2023 budget to deal with cybersecurity issues. FBI Director Christopher Wray noted a rise in attacks and cybersecurity challenges across the public sector in prepared testimony last week, including in health systems and higher education institutions. Just last week, the FBI issued an alert to higher education institutions warning them of VPN credentials circling on Russian forums. AJ Vicens explains on CyberScoop.


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