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Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal

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Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Harvard, MIT Part of $800 Million Deal to Push Access to Online Education - The Wall Street Journal Posted: 29 Jun 2021 04:00 AM PDT Education-technology company 2U Inc., which runs graduate programs for dozens of top universities, is buying web-based course provider edX, a nonprofit founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for $800 million. The deal combines two major players in online instruction as universities around the world push more aggressively into digital offerings. Many schools scrambled to shift courses online when the pandemic shut campuses last year, and they are now expected to build on—and polish—the programs. The sale proceeds will go to a nonprofit, to be run by Harvard and MIT, that the schools say will focus on reducing inequalities in access to education. It will maintain the open-acc

DeSantis kills online learning program amid virus resurgence - POLITICO

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DeSantis kills online learning program amid virus resurgence - POLITICO DeSantis kills online learning program amid virus resurgence - POLITICO Posted: 30 Jun 2020 04:00 PM PDT Gov. Ron DeSantis speaking at a conference. | AP Photo TALLAHASSEE — With a stroke of his veto pen, Gov. Ron DeSantis wiped out the entire $29.4 million budget for a suite of online education services that have become critical to students and faculty during the Covid-19 outbreak. The move, barring action before midnight Tuesday, will kill the Complete Florida Plus Program, an array of technology systems that faculty, staff and students throughout Florida rely on, never more so than now, in the midst of a pandemic that has amplified reliance on distance learning. The cuts include a database of online courses and an online library service that provides 17 million books to 1.3 million students, faculty and staff. Advertisement At least 2,000 adult lea

WGU Broadens Healthcare Education Focus, Appoints Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Executive Dean of College of Health Professions - Odessa American

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WGU Broadens Healthcare Education Focus, Appoints Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Executive Dean of College of Health Professions - Odessa American WGU Broadens Healthcare Education Focus, Appoints Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Executive Dean of College of Health Professions - Odessa American Why Cornell Will Reopen in the Fall - Wall Street Journal Enzo Biochem to Provide COVID-19 Testing to Farmingdale State College Staff and Students as They Return to Campus - GlobeNewswire WGU Broadens Healthcare Education Focus, Appoints Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Executive Dean of College of Health Professions - Odessa American Posted: 30 Jun 2020 09:49 AM PDT SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 30, 2020-- Western Governors University (WGU) has appointed Dr. Jan Jones-Schenk Senior Vice President and Executive Dean of its College of Health Professions. In this role, Dr. Jones-Schenk will lead all strategic, operational, and academic initiatives and pr

All The STEM Programs At Major US Business Schools - Poets&Quants

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All The STEM Programs At Major US Business Schools - Poets&Quants All The STEM Programs At Major US Business Schools - Poets&Quants College Tuition Refunds, Discounts an Uphill Battle Amid Coronavirus | Paying for College - U.S. News & World Report The Top One-Year MBA Programs In The United States - Poets&Quants All The STEM Programs At Major US Business Schools - Poets&Quants Posted: 20 Apr 2020 12:00 AM PDT Editor's note: This story has been updated to include new STEM offerings from Harvard Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management, and others. At first, it was about politics. (As always, it's about cost, too .) Now, for some schools, it may be about helping students and alumni in an emergency. For more than three years, business schools big and small in the United States have embraced STEM as a way to mitigate t

Williams College joins Bowdoin in canceling 2020 fall sports season - Boston.com

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Williams College on Monday became the second school in the New England Small College Athletic Conference to announce that it will not participate in fall athletics amid the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter written to the Williams community on the school’s website, President Maud S. Manel said that while students will be allowed to return to campus in the fall for in-person learning and that sports teams will be able to practice in small groups, traveling and competing in games will not be allowed. The Division 3 school in Williamstown joins Bowdoin College, also a NESCAC member, and UMass-Boston as New England-area institutions that have announced they will sit out the fall season. Advertisement “Our decision has been guided by the utmost attention to safety protocols to ensure the health and safety of our athletes, coaches, staff and community,” said Manel in the letter. “Knowing how important athletics is in the lives of many students, we hope to provide opportunities for team

'A scary reality': Students react to colleges' reopening plans with mix of optimism, fear - USA TODAY

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CLOSE Online learning, single rooms in hotels as dorms and staggered scheduling are just some of the ideas in motion for 2020's fall semester. USA TODAY Arriving on campus kick-starts a year of firsts for college freshmen, and Abbey Shea was excited about all of them. Her first introduction to new roommates who may become lifelong friends, first semester away from home, first foray into independence. And then her Port Orange, Florida, high school postponed its graduation ceremony because of the coronavirus. Uncertainty set in, and Shea braced herself for “a new normal,” she said — a college experience far different from the social mecca she’d imagined.  “I’m trying to open myself up more,” said Shea, 18, who selected Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale as much for its diverse student population as for academic reasons. Now, she worries pandemic-related rules will smother her interpersonal goals. “I know it’s not going to be the same.” Though Nova, a pri