Category: Technology News

Why Did Colleges Reopen During the Pandemic?

American colleges botched the pandemic from the very start. Caught off guard in the spring, most of them sent everyone home in a panic, in some cases evicting students who had nowhere else to go. School leaders hemmed and hawed all summer about what to do next and how to do it. In the end, most schools reopened their campuses for the fall, and when students returned, they brought the coronavirus along with them. Come Labor Day, 19 of the nation’s 25 worst outbreaks were in college towns, including the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Iowa State in Ames,

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UM-Flint will create College of Innovation & Technology

A new, cutting-edge academic unit at the University of Michigan-Flint will open in 2021 that will educate and prepare students for key roles in the diverse technical career fields of the 21st century. 

The U-M Board of Regents enthusiastically approved the establishment of the new College of Innovation & Technology at the University of Michigan-Flint at its Sept. 17 meeting. UM-Flint will join a small group of universities in the state that have a college dedicated to technology degree programs. 

The College of Innovation & Technology will fill a gap in the technology workforce that exists between vocational technical training

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University of Iowa engineering institutes must give ‘indirect’ research funds to college

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa is changing the way three successful engineering institutes have been funded, cutting funds that added up to $6.3 million this year.

The UI’s National Advanced Driving Simulator, IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering and the Iowa Technology Institute no longer will be allowed to keep the Faculties & Administrative money that comes with grants and contracts. Under the plan approved by Engineering Dean Harriet Nembhard, those funds will be shifted to the college.

“At Iowa, all collegiate units, except the College of Engineering, follow a model where in a portion of the F & A returns,

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Facebook launches new service for college students, not in India yet

Facebook is launching a new service called Campus designed exclusively for college students. Campus is aimed at students who can interact with peers of the same college through the Facebook app. The main features of Facebook Campus are Campus-only news feed that will give information and updates to students only within the college. Since profiles on Campus are email-verified, students can also join groups, events specific to their college community.

Campus is also interactive as students can become part of group chat rooms, called Campus Chats, relevant to campus life. Students will also have access to a Campus directory that

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Tech worker pleads guilty to killing Utah college student, will avoid death penalty

A tech worker pleaded guilty on Wednesday to strangling a Utah college student whose disappearance over a year ago sparked a search that ended with the discovery of her charred remains in his backyard. Ayoola A. Ajayi acknowledged he planned the death of 23-year-old Mackenzie Lueck, whom he met on a dating app and arranged to meet in a park.

After they returned to his home, he bound and strangled her, then burned and hid her body while police and loved ones searched for her, his lawyer said in court.

Ajayi pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and desecration of

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