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  • Universities Look To Oculus Rift To Lure Students To Campus

    Universities Look To Oculus Rift To Lure Students To Campus

    When you hear “Oculus Rift” you think games, but it looks like virtual tours are becoming a new category to the uses for the virtual reality device. Founders of YouVisit, a virtual tour company, Taher Baderkhan, Abi Mandelbaum and Endri Tolka met in their first year of college and they had one thing in common: they were all international students. Read More

  • Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality

    Non-Profit Innovation: How Minerva Plans To Make Its Affordable, Next-Gen University A Reality

    The Minerva Project burst onto the scene last year with an ambitious goal: To create the next elite American university, online, and, in so doing, help rethink the role of higher education in the Digital Era. Not only that, but the startup wants to establish rigorous, Ivy League-caliber standards, admitting only the best and the brightest, with a faculty to match, while offering tuition… Read More

  • Fampus Launches Social Events Site For Universities

    Fampus Launches Social Events Site For Universities

    Good startups often emerge from situations where the founder is attempting to solve a problem they themselves have. That was certainly the case with collegiate events site Fampus, created by 22-year old Brittany Brody, now a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a new arrival to the university in 2008, Brody wanted to get involved on campus, but was frustrated by the lack of a… Read More

  • UK sorely lacking properly educated game developers

    UK sorely lacking properly educated game developers

    Where have all the [UK] game designers gone? Not to a proper school, apparently. Yup, a new report out of the North East shows that there aren’t nearly enough accredited universities in Britain to properly feed the growing video games industry. Too many students are obtaining too many Mickey Mouse degrees from no-name universities, often without the hard math and science background… Read More

  • University to provide an iPhone or iPod Touch to all new students

    University to provide an iPhone or iPod Touch to all new students


    These jokers are really upping the ante. Of course, unless they’re providing crippled iPhones, there’s going to be a whole lot of chatting going on in lecture. They say they’ll integrate them into the classes (answer quiz questions, watch slide shows, etc) but I am skeptical that a bunch of 18-year-olds will be able to resist the temptation of watching an episode of Aqua… Read More

  • Harvard Really Hates The RIAA

    Harvard Really Hates The RIAA

    Recently, an article was published in a monthly newsletter at Harvard Law called “Universities to RIAA: Take a Hike.” If the title isn’t a complete giveaway, the article details how the RIAA is bullying students in college into lawsuits for file-sharing. Harvard feels that a university’s duty is to follow its own mission, not to cater as messenger for the messenger to… Read More

  • Police Raid Polish University Over P2P

    Police Raid Polish University Over P2P

    Piracy is on the rise at colleges and universities around the world, but one school in Poland must have taken it too far. On Wednesday, Police raided Koszalin University of Technology due to the massive amount of pirating going on. What they found was far beyond a kid’s homemade server. The feds seized a PC running DC++ hub software, 10 laptops, and 60 hard drives, which contained… Read More

  • Stanford Conducts Internet Research

    Stanford Conducts Internet Research

    Stanford University recently conducted a research study to see what people do on the Internet. According to their website with a 1996-based layout, E-mail still reigns king as the most popular activity with 90% of users sending e-mails. And get this: Chat rooms are for the young and anonymous, as if you didn’t already know tons of pervs chill in them all day long. Stanford also describes… Read More