University of South Carolina Alumni Center Design Gets Go-Ahead from City Government

The City of Columbia’s Design/Development Review Commission recently approved the design of a new $26-million Alumni Center that is going to be constructed in the heart of the city. This marks the final step of approval, allowing construction of the building to begin at the end of the summer this year, according to The State […]

Brown University Awards Ben Affleck Honorary Doctorate

It’s been quite a year for Ben Affleck. First, the actor and director won the Academy Award for Best Picture for his box office hit “Argo.” Then, he received an honorary doctorate from Brown University. Dressed like a true academic in his doctoral cap and gown, Affleck raised his arms in the air with a […]

Colleges and Universities in South Carolina Consider Campus-Wide Smoking Bans

The University of South Carolina as well as six other colleges and universities in the state are considering banning tobacco on campus, according to the¬†University Herald, which specializes in university-related breaking news. While there are similar smoking bans and tobacco bans at other universities in the United States, this move comes as a surprise in […]

Southern New Hampshire University Gets Backing From Government for Competency-Based Education

Southern New Hampshire University got word in April 2013 that the U.S. Department of Education was giving them the go-ahead to continue to pursue their competency-based education initiatives. With this approval, the college and university system in the United States could change completely. The competency-based education program at Southern New Hampshire University, which is based […]

University of Wyoming Professor Honored for Online Teaching Methods

While online classes are nothing new to colleges and universities across the United States, not every professor knows how to connect with students over the Internet. University of Wyoming Professor Christi Boggs is the exception to the rule. Her online teaching methods have earned her recognition from colleagues, students and now the university at-large. The […]

University of Utah building new student life center

The students at the University of Utah will soon be able to enjoy a new student life and recreational center on campus, as the university broke ground on a new complex on April 19. The new facility, which will be called the George S. Eccles Student Life Center, will provide students on the campus with […]

Public university tuition to rise in South Dakota

Like many other public colleges and universities across the country, South Dakota public universities will experience a tuition increase this summer. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved a tuition rate hike of 4.4 percent at an early April Board of Regents meeting that took place in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Students will find that their […]

Gunman Scare Occurs on University of Rhode Island Campus

Officials at the University of Rhode Island breathed a sigh of relief April 4 when threats of a gunman on campus turned out to be unfounded. Both campus police and state police offers responded to calls about a gunman inChafee Hall, one of the campus academic buildings that houses classrooms for various programs including economics, […]

University of New Mexico Names New Basketball Coach

The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team started a new chapter on April 2, after the university announced that Craig Neal would be the new head basketball coach at the school. Neal, who was formerly the associate head coach of the team, becomes the 20th basketball coach at the university. He has spent six […]

Attracting Students in the Digital Age: University of South Carolina Launches New Software System

The bill will be about $75 million during the course of the next six years, but the University of South Carolina considers its technology and software overhaul to be a long-term investment in the institution and its students. The school’s computer system will not be called Self Service Carolina, and it completely revamps the interface […]