WTVQ: New website helps students research college majors and salaries

WTVQ: New website helps students research college majors and salaries. “Students have a new interactive tool to research degree programs at Kentucky’s public colleges and universities, allowing them to compare tuition, student debt and salaries for hundreds of occupations before choosing a major. The tool, called the Kentucky Students’ Right to Know website, offers extensive data on all of the state’s public universities and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.”

The College Post: Getty Images Offering $500,000 Toward HBCU Archive Digitization

The College Post: Getty Images Offering $500,000 Toward HBCU Archive Digitization. “Getty Images will commit $500,000 to digitize the rich visual history of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The British-American visual media company will partner with philanthropic organization Stand Together to launch the ‘Getty Images Photo Archive Grants for HBCUs.’”

The Verge: New website tracks which colleges will use eproctoring software this fall

The Verge: New website tracks which colleges will use eproctoring software this fall. “The platforms — like ProctorU and Proctorio — often make use of students’ webcams to watch and record them as they work, using automated systems or live monitors to flag possible signs of cheating. The practice has sparked controversy in the US, with critics in both academia and government citing privacy concerns and the potential for such software to discriminate against marginalized students. Still, some colleges began using eproctoring last year to watch for dishonesty on take-home exams, after moving testing online due to COVID-19.”

Syracuse University: Libraries Launches Biblio Gallery Online

Syracuse University: Libraries Launches Biblio Gallery Online. “Syracuse University Libraries recently launched an online version of its Biblio Gallery. The Biblio Gallery, set up on the fourth floor of Bird Library, was created in 2007 as a student exhibition and study space. S. Ann Skiold, art librarian, has been curating the gallery since 2009 and has hosted numerous solo and group exhibits.”

ESPN: New partnership will allow college athletes to earn money from content posted on Twitter

ESPN: New partnership will allow college athletes to earn money from content posted on Twitter. “A company that has partnered with dozens of college athletic departments on name, image and likeness programming announced a deal with Twitter on Thursday that will allow athletes to monetize video posts on the social media platform. In less than a month, several state laws will go into effect that will make it possible for college athletes to be paid for endorsements, sponsorship deals and personal appearances.”

Washington Post: Extension services are the best free cooking resource. Here’s how to use them.

Washington Post: Extension services are the best free cooking resource. Here’s how to use them.. “Formally established by an act of Congress in 1914, extension programs are based at land-grant colleges and universities and tasked with providing nonformal, research-based education to agricultural producers, business owners and the general public on a wide variety of topics, from parenting and gardening to cooking and food safety.”

Loyola Marymount University: Snapchat, Instagram Linked to Alcohol Abuse Among College Students

Loyola Marymount University: Snapchat, Instagram Linked to Alcohol Abuse Among College Students. “Exposure to alcohol-related content on social media is associated with increased drinking among college students, according to several new studies from researchers at Loyola Marymount University. The effect stems from perceptions of drinking norms — the idea that everyone else is drinking, or drinking a lot, which in turn drives how much or how often college students really do consume alcohol, said Joe LaBrie, LMU psychology professor and lead author of the studies.”

University of Wisconsin-Madison: New online tool creates a searchable database of UW–Madison research and scholarship

University of Wisconsin-Madison: New online tool creates a searchable database of UW–Madison research and scholarship . “Over the last three years, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have authored more than 21,400 articles, presented at nearly 1,500 conferences, earned almost 500 patents and generated nearly $2 billion in grant funding. These are among just some of the activities now captured in a new campus tool called Research at UW–Madison, a searchable website to identify research and research projects, foster research collaborations, and highlight the achievements of UW–Madison scholars.” Easy to explore. Loved the word clouds.

Culpeper Star-Exponent: UVa looks to provide digitized context to historic features on Grounds

Culpeper Star-Exponent: UVa looks to provide digitized context to historic features on Grounds. “People soon may hear all about Homer’s statue on The Lawn at the University of Virginia with a simple scan of a QR code on their smartphone. In fact, they may hear conflicting interpretations of the statue, The Lawn and UVa as the university seeks to provide context to its memorials, statues, plaques and buildings.”

Let’s get digital: Library facility digitizes student newspaper collections (The Beacon)

The Beacon (University of Portland): Let’s get digital: Library facility digitizes student newspaper collections. “Nothing is forever, and that includes paper. As decades old student newspapers yellow and become frail, they become harder and harder to flip through. In order to preserve a history unique to the University of Portland, library faculty members took on the project of digitizing the entirety of student newspapers in UP’s history, The Columbiad and The Beacon. A year and a half after receiving a grant from the Oregon Heritage Commission, the entirety of these collections is now digitized and available through the library’s digital collections.”

Digital time capsules: UNC Story Archive preserves oral histories for future generations (Daily Tar Heel)

Daily Tar Heel: Digital time capsules: UNC Story Archive preserves oral histories for future generations. “The University Library is looking for participants for its recently released UNC Story Archive, a program where members of the campus community can tell their stories — all in their own voice. The project is based in the Wilson Special Collections Library and is open to all members of the UNC community, including students, alumni and faculty. Nicholas Graham, the university archivist, said the goal of the project is to build a more comprehensive and representative record of the UNC experience — especially those of students.”

KIVI: Boise State Senior creates social media platform, Scholarships-Africa

KIVI: Boise State Senior creates social media platform, Scholarships-Africa. “Boise State Senior, Sunday “Paul” Adah is the Founder and CEO of Scholarships-Africa. He left his friends and family back in 2015 to enroll in a university more than 73-hundred miles away…. ‘Growing up in Africa there’s a lot of challenges with finding funding to get a good education,’ he said, ‘I noticed that a lot of Africans and black minorities have the same struggles.’ It was those struggles that inspired Scholarships-Africa, a social media platform created to connect students to scholarship opportunities.”

The Ithaca Voice: Cornell will require vaccinations for students returning to campus in fall; expects full in-person learning

The Ithaca Voice: Cornell will require vaccinations for students returning to campus in fall; expects full in-person learning. “Cornell University announced its fall 2021 return plans Friday, with an ambitious requirement that any students returning to Ithaca, Geneva and Cornell Tech campuses must have received the full doses of one of the various COVID-19 vaccinations.”

Yale University Library: Three new online student exhibitions reflect research in library’s collections

Yale University Library: Three new online student exhibitions reflect research in library’s collections. “Each year, Yale Library selects up to three students to transform their senior research papers or projects into the unique narrative form of a library exhibit with guidance and assistance from library staff. The exhibits are normally displayed in the Exhibition Corridor of Sterling Memorial Library, but with pandemic access restrictions, the 2020-2021 exhibits are now more widely viewable online. This year’s exhibits highlight the diversity of research underway in the library’s collections, with the three students coming from the English, Environmental Science, and Architecture departments at Yale.”

Maryland Today: UMD Libraries, Others Awarded $750K to Archive Social Justice Activism by College Students of Color

Maryland Today: UMD Libraries, Others Awarded $750K to Archive Social Justice Activism by College Students of Color. “The University of Maryland Libraries, the Atlanta University Center Robert Woodruff Library and the nationwide consortium Project STAND have received a $750,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand a free digital archive of documents and artifacts chronicling activism among college students of color. The multi-institutional collection includes oral histories, recordings of student radio, film and digital photography, posters, newspapers and other documentation of diverse movements and groups, stretching from the present as far back as student abolitionist activity during African American enslavement.”