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Thousands of students from hundreds of universities have approximately 103 days, 10 hours, and 27 minutes to help the National Security Agency disarm a remote-controlled improvised explosive device for this year’s Codebreaker Challenge.






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The Federal government, state and local governments, and higher education institutions are seeing the appeal of adopting cloud offerings in areas such as increased speed and cost savings, according to a recent MeriTalk survey titled “Destination Cloud: the Federal and SLED Cloud Journey.”






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On the morning of Sept. 6, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and the 37 other states that housed branches of ITT Technical Institute received word that the school was closing. By midday, DHE placed information about the closing on its website, and has continued adding information since.






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Penn State University is testing Beam robots that allow remote students to participate on campus. (Photo: Penn State)

Students taking a geography class at Penn State University might find themselves sitting next to a robot instead of just their peers. The school is running a pilot program involving Suitable Technologies’ Beam robots.






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The e-learning market in the United States is forecast to grow by 15.64 percent by 2020. The “E-learning Markets in the US 2016-2020” report points to cloud-based solutions as a key trend over the next few years.






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College students seeking help for depression and anxiety may soon be able to turn to their smartphones for campus counseling. Michigan State University recently received $1 million from the National Science Foundation to develop mobile technology that can analyze student behaviors to help clinicians provide treatment.






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The U.S. Department of Education in August delivered a death blow for ITT Technical Institute by banning the for-profit college from accepting new students who depend on Federal student aid, which was the source of most of ITT’s revenue. On Tuesday, ITT Educational Services, the company that operates ITT Technical Institutes, said it was permanently closing all of its campuses nationwide.






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