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MARCH 2021 – NEWSLETTER #41 | Latest news at IBL News | News in Spanish


initiatives

• Is Coursera’s Freemium Push worth it? Analysts review the company’s IPO prospectus

• ASU Creates Virtual Center to Provide Career-Related Services to Students

• Live-Voice Chat Clubhouse, a new social way to connect and learn

• Twitter will allow content creators to charge $4.99/month


Higher Education

• University of Florida professor accused of student suicide is put on leave

• Ranking of the best private colleges and universities in the United States for 2021

• Study finds conservative academics face peer pressure and discrimination


Courses and programs

• University offers certification for skills in the cannabis industry

• Culinary Institute of America Launches Online Masters in Wine and Beverage Management

• Catholic Polytechnic University announces six online courses in business and technology


Harvard

• Harvard start will be virtual for the second year

• Michael Bloomberg gives Harvard University $150 million to create a center for cities


Transactions

• Instructure sells its enterprise platform bridge to a UK firm for $50 million

• Pearson acquires Spotlight Education to improve data reporting

• 2U and Guild Education join forces to expand their offer


Federal government

• Universities will receive $40 billion in federal aid; Half will go to student scholarships

• President Biden refuses to forgive $50,000 in federal student debt


Events 2021 | All key conferences listed!

• School calendar – MARCH — APRIL — MAY — JUNE — JULY-DECEMBER | Conferences in Latin America and Spain


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