PR Newswire: College Overlook Puts College Research on the Map (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: College Overlook Puts College Research on the Map (PRESS RELEASE). “College Overlook gives prospective college students an interactive map to locate and explore hundreds of colleges and visualize their selections. Users can filter colleges by significant criteria, can search for a specific college with a few keystrokes, or can zoom and pan the map for inspiration. Selecting up to 40 favorites, users save custom maps for later viewing or to share via personalized links on social media, to family members, or to advisors.”

Daily Bruin: Researchers study efficacy of digital flashcards among college students

Daily Bruin: Researchers study efficacy of digital flashcards among college students. “According to the study published April 7, digital flashcards have become increasingly popular over the past two decades, with one of the most well-known digital flashcard platforms, Quizlet, hosting more than 50 million active users per month. However, despite their widespread popularity, there is little research on how and why digital flashcards are used, said Steven Pan, the senior author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow alumnus in psychology.”

Russia: Schools and universities latest victims of Putin’s war propaganda machine (Amnesty International UK)

Amnesty International UK: Russia: Schools and universities latest victims of Putin’s war propaganda machine. “Dozens of schoolteachers and university lecturers have faced harsh reprisals for speaking out against the war in Ukraine. Some have been put behind bars to serve so-called administrative arrest or have had to pay extortionate fines simply for expressing their opinions either publicly or in the classroom. Others have been dismissed or otherwise reprimanded.”

Los Angeles Times: UC to pay full tuition for Native American students from federally recognized tribes

Los Angeles Times: UC to pay full tuition for Native American students from federally recognized tribes. “Many Native American students will receive free tuition at the University of California starting in the fall semester. In a letter sent to UC chancellors, President Michael V. Drake said that tuition will be covered for all California residents from federally recognized Native American, American Indian and Alaska Native tribes through existing state and university financial aid programs. Scholarships for residents from the state’s non-federally recognized tribes may be available through other organizations.”

Roswell Daily Record: The Education Plan announces launch of new website

Roswell Daily Record: The Education Plan announces launch of new website. “The Education Plan, New Mexico’s 529 education savings program, has launched a new website with enhanced tools and resources to help parents, grandparents and individuals plan and save for future education…. The site features analysis of education costs, a glossary that defines common terms related to savings plans, a breakdown of tax benefits, an overview of qualified expenses and an interactive map to determine the 529 savings opportunities in each state, among other content and tools.”

China Daily: A case for non-profit academic databases

China Daily: A case for non-profit academic databases. “Given that the sharing of academic resources helps promote research, China should encourage the National Library and other public institutions to develop non-profit academic databases for use by the public. As China’s national strength grows, its investment in research and development has increased substantially, reaching 2.79 trillion yuan ($437.49 billion) in 2021, with the proportion of R&D investment in GDP reaching 2.44 percent. In this context, the State should develop or acquire academic databases of commercial institutions to stop them from becoming profit-making tools hindering academic research.”

US Department of Defense: Defense Department New Website to Navigate Innovation Opportunities

US Department of Defense: Defense Department New Website to Navigate Innovation Opportunities. “The new website features user-friendly sections, called ‘pathways,’ to quickly provide the most relevant information to the user based on interests. The first is for the academic community. Students and faculty can search available DoD internships, grants, scholarships, and research opportunities. Second, there is a pathway for those in the commercial sector seeking business opportunities with the DoD. Businesses can also learn about ways to seek specific science, technology, prototyping, and experimentation opportunities. The last pathway is designed for military personnel and DoD civilians looking to leverage existing projects, participate in workshops, or collaborate.”

Austin Peay State University: Austin Peay unveils online database to give public more access to university’s vast art collection

Austin Peay State University: Austin Peay unveils online database to give public more access to university’s vast art collection. “For more than a year, the director of Austin Peay State University’s art collection has worked with several students to make the school’s vast collection more accessible to the public. This week, those efforts have culminated with a newly unveiled online database that allows people to search for and see the university’s collected artwork.” The database is still in progress and will have more information added over time.

Drexel News: COVID Cases Increasing, Indoor Masking Returns Starting April 18

Drexel News: COVID Cases Increasing, Indoor Masking Returns Starting April 18. “Starting this Monday, April 18, the University will once again require mask-wearing in all indoor shared spaces, with a few exceptions.All community members must wear a mask, even if you are fully vaccinated and boosted. Masks will remain optional at the Recreation Center as well as in Drexel Housing; however, we encourage you to mask up in these spaces as well, based on your personal and group assessment of risk.”

ABC 7: Howard University to go virtual April 14-22 due to rising COVID positivity rate

ABC 7: Howard University to go virtual April 14-22 due to rising COVID positivity rate. “Administrators at Howard University sent an email to students Wednesday to notify them that the school will toggle to virtual learning from April 14-22 due to rising COVID positivity rate. The letter states that HU’s positivity rate has more than doubled in the past week, from 2 to 5 percent. Administrators cite the BA.2 variant as the reason for the rise.”

Inside Higher Ed: A New Tool for Assessing Campus Climate on Religion

Inside Higher Ed: A New Tool for Assessing Campus Climate on Religion. “Prospective students and their parents can find a wide range of useful information online about colleges and universities to help them decide which institutions might be the best fit. But there’s no go-to resource to assess how welcoming a college is to students from various religious backgrounds. That’s about to change. A group of researchers at Ohio State University and North Carolina State University has crafted a tool called the Interfaith, Spiritual, Religious, and Secular Campus Climate Index, or INSPIRES, which scores higher ed institutions on their levels of religious diversity and inclusion.”

Colleges must prioritize students’ mental health post-COVID | Commentary (Orlando Sentinel)

Orlando Sentinel: Colleges must prioritize students’ mental health post-COVID | Commentary. “Since that fateful week in March of 2020, students throughout Florida and the greater United States have been dealing with challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from college closures and graduations put on hold, the pandemic brought an even bigger challenge: mental health. How have colleges and universities adapted? How are they utilizing their resources to help curtail the ongoing physical and mental toll of COVID on students? To understand the impact of this pandemic on college students’ mental health, I want to break down some statistics and relate them to what I’m experiencing at my school, Rollins College.”