Chicago Tribune: New website offers comparative shopping data for prospective Illinois college students

Chicago Tribune: New website offers comparative shopping data for prospective Illinois college students. “The state is rolling out an ambitious new centralized data portal for prospective Illinois college students that compiles information on graduation rates, costs, student debt and, for the first time, potential career earnings of graduates of the state’s two- and four-year institutions.”

LSU Now: The Daily Reveille archives to soon be available online

LSU Now: The Daily Reveille archives to soon be available online. “Soon, 130 years of previously inaccessible information will be available for everyone. The Daily Reveille Digitization Initiative is picking up speed almost a year after the project began. The initiative is to preserve original copies of The Daily Reveille is finishing up its first batch of digitization, with 36,000 pages of early issues of the paper already digitized.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: Hey, Alexa, Should We Bring Virtual Assistants to Campus? These Colleges Gave Them a Shot

Chronicle of Higher Education: Hey, Alexa, Should We Bring Virtual Assistants to Campus? These Colleges Gave Them a Shot. “Research universities are squeezing an extra roommate into residence halls: Amazon’s Alexa. The Georgia Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, and Arizona State University last year provided students with Echo Dots, puck-shaped, voice-activated devices programmed to answer campus-specific questions about meal plans and business hours for campus buildings.”

WHYY: Penn State launching national database to help evaluate Greek organizations after hazing death

WHYY: Penn State launching national database to help evaluate Greek organizations after hazing death. “Penn State University is launching a national database that will monitor Greek fraternities and sororities. The scorecard will include grade point averages, sexual assaults, alcohol and hazing violations, and community service hours.”

DigitalNC: Over 60 Years of Gaston College Catalogs Now Online at DigitalNC

DigitalNC: Over 60 Years of Gaston College Catalogs Now Online at DigitalNC. “Over 60 years and dozens of catalogs from Gaston College are now online at DigitalNC. The publications span over six decades, from 1955 to 2018. Founded in 1952, the institution was originally called Gaston Technical Institute. Run under the banner of the School of Engineering at North Carolina State College (which changed its name to NC State University in 1962), the school was later renamed to Gaston College in 1964. These catalogs cover admissions, student registration for classes, scheduling, financial aid information, and lists of programs and classes.”