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Universities and their IT shops brace for budget cuts

According to Educause, the majority of colleges across the country are facing IT budget cuts anywhere between 5% and 30%. This is despite an increased reliance on technology during the year of remote work and learning. Educators said the conflict will require some creative planning. And those aren't the only problems facing universities. "Not only are we struggling to find the money for the additional things that we need to put in place for academic continuity, there’s also struggle with the staffing side of things too," said Georgia Tech Associate Dean Yakut Gazi. Betsy Foresman reports.

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Songs and Snapchat filters spruce up universities' virtual graduations

Universities are being forced to put their commencement ceremonies online while stay-at-home orders are in place. Some students have griped or even collected signatures in protest, but institutions of higher learning are doing everything they can to enrich the experiences with downloadable resources and special pre-recorded videos and presentations. “We know we can’t be together, but we want to celebrate their momentous achievements while honoring them in a way that’s safe for everyone," said Iowa State University registrar Jennifer Suchan. Colin Wood has the story.

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One of many university graduates waiting for an in-person ceremony after the pandemic's public health measures have lifted.

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