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Tinder’s latest feature, Tinder U, is only for college students

Tinder is today rolling out what may be one of its smartest additions yet with the launch of Tinder U, a feature designed specifically for Tinder users in college. Once enabled, students with a .edu e

Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in Europe

Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students lear

Ink raises $7M to make printing on college campuses less painful

Ink, a Nebraska-based startup focused on revamping on-campus printing, has raised $7 million from VTF Capital, SQN Venture Partners, Invest Nebraska and NE Angeles. This brings total funding to $15 m

These undergrads built a Generative Adversarial Net that creates art

I can't tell you for sure if we've reached peak GAN, but there are far more people messing around with them than a year ago. Two undergrads at Williams College taught themselves introductory machine l

LoftSmart raises $1.7 million for its local rental marketplace for college towns

My first home-way-from-home was a room in a house with an unrepeatable nickname on West College St. in Oberlin, OH. I lived with 8 other people in a two-story, rambling warren filled with rooms and r

CollegeBacker publicly launches its college savings account advisory service

Paying for college sucks. And, unfortunately, college is getting more expensive just as having that degree is only increasing in importance as one of the keys to the kingdom of American success. I sav

A kid held up a sign with his Venmo ID on ESPN and thousands of people sent him money

Each Saturday during the college football season ESPN hosts College GameDay, an pre-game show with a bunch of football experts and hundreds of screaming college kids in the background. Today one of t

This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!” In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. Th

Universities can’t solve our skills gap problem, because they caused it

The class of 2015 graduated with an average of $35,000 in student loan debt, the most in history. And yet, executives and hiring managers continue to complain about their inability to fill skilled pos

Chromebook Lending Library Offers Students At 12 U.S. Colleges A Free Laptop To Borrow

Google is teaming up with a dozen college campuses across the U.S. to provide access to free Chromebook notebooks to any student who wants one, in a system that lets them temporarily check out the lap

StudyRoom Lets College Students Join Online Study Groups, Book Tutors

Launching publicly on the TechCrunch Disrupt stage this afternoon is a company called StudyRoom, which aims to take student study groups and tutoring online, and make them more social. The company has

Amazon Continues Its Higher Ed Book Sales March At Purdue, Offers Staffed On-Campus Pickup

Amazon debuted a program that seemed both inevitable and unthinkable earlier this year, depending on your perspective, when it teamed with UC Davis for a unique school-specific storefront that provide

Yale Adds Another Stop To The College Hacker Circuit

The organizers of the hackathon at Yale this weekend aren't exactly sure how many students turned out for the sleepless grind. Gauging from the depletion of YHack t-shirts, they put it at about 950.

Thiel Fellows Program Is “Most Misdirected Piece Of Philanthropy,” Says Larry Summers

Two years after billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel announced an experiment to pay bright high schoolers to drop out of college for $100,000, the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.thielfellowship.

AlumniFunder Launches A Crowdfunding Platform Where Alumni Can Back Student Entrepreneurs

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.alumnifunder.com/">AlumniFunder</a> launched in beta this week with a simple mission: Help create a deeper relationship between current students and alumni, while s

Top Hat Monocle Takes Its Classroom Response System International, Signs Up 25K Students In Asia-Pacific Region

Top Hat Monocle, the Toronto, Canada-based service that provides a web-based clicker and online homework tool that aims to make large lecture-based classes more engaging, just announced that it is exp

The 21 Winners Of The Facebook, Gates Foundation Education App Contest Are Making College Easier

Back in September, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a contest that aimed to challenge entrepreneurs and app developers to build awesome, innovative education apps on Facebook's platfor

Modern Guild Gets $500K From Jawbone Founder & Others To Bring Better Online Career Coaching To College Students

With unemployment and "under-employment" rampant among grads, many college students are facing the unpleasant reality of a less-than-appealing job market. As a result, students have begun turning to a

With $20M Raised, MyEdu Launches New Tools To Help College Students Actually Connect With Employers

Launched in 2010, Austin-based <a target="_blank" href="https://www.myedu.com/">MyEdu</a> set out to help students reduce the cost of earning a college diploma and remove the friction from every aspec

Modo Labs Brings A New Mobile Platform To College Campuses

I remember my freshman year of college. It was a tiny campus, but I still found myself looking for classes and wandering through a maze-like library for most of the first year I was there. At the time
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