Higher Ed


Mon November 24, 2014
Higher Ed

Open Textbooks Help Students Cut Costs

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 9:47 am

Courtney O'Hagen's psychology class is using an open textbook through Carnegie Mellon University's Open Learning Initiative.

College students in the U.S. average $1,200 in textbook costs per year. This month SUNY took steps to cut that cost with its Affordable Learning Solutions program.

Courtney O’Hagen is a SUNY Broome psychology professor with a common problem: her students don’t read their textbook. But recently O’Hagen realized they’re not reading it because they’re not buying it.

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Tue November 4, 2014
Higher Ed

Schools Search for Lasting Technology Investments

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 7:22 pm

Cameron Burbank gets ready to record a student concert with equipment from Ithaca High School's production lab.

The Smart Schools Bond Act on the ballot this November could provide needed technology upgrades for schools. Some worry, though, that equipment bought with the funds will become outdated too quickly. As voters decide whether to approve the proposal, area schools are looking for technology investments that last.

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Mon October 20, 2014
Higher Ed

New diploma options for student career paths; CTE, STEM or Arts

Originally published on Tue October 21, 2014 9:42 am

Student in a Western New York classroom.

The New York State Board of Regents has cleared the way for a new career pathways for high school students aimed at improving graduation rates. 

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Fri October 17, 2014
Higher Ed

SU revokes invitation to visiting photographer over Ebola fears

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 5:30 pm

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Zixi Wu via Flickr

Updated, 4:19 p.m. with statement Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham:

An award-winning Washington Post photographer who has covered the Ebola virus in West Africa says Syracuse University is caving to the "hysteria" of the virus by canceling his visit to campus this weekend.

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Thu October 2, 2014
Sexual Assault

Cuomo announces new anti sexual assault measures on SUNY campuses

Governor Cuomo addresses SUNY Board of Trustees, with SUNY Chancellor Carl McCall and Linda Fairstein, who was named special legal advisor for the new anti sexual assault policy.
Credit governor.ny.gov


Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a rare appearance before the State University of New York Board of Trustees to urge them to pass a system wide set of policies on how to respond to sexual assault and rape on campus.

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