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RedHoop Aggregates the Search for Online Courses

RedHoop Aggregates the Search for Online Courses

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are disrupting the traditional education system by offering free college-level courses to anyone willing to learn. In the process, universities around the world are partnering with leaders in the field, such as Coursera and Udacity, to offer credit and degrees. But the proliferation of online course providers often makes it ...

Coursera: 10 Public Universities to Begin Using MOOCs

Coursera: 10 Public Universities to Begin Using MOOCs

Today, Coursera announced that 10 public university systems would be partnering with the Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) provider to help provide online education for millions of college students across the country. While the degree of implementation varies from institution to institution, with some are offering course credit for completion while others will only be using ...

Google Adding Nutrition Information to Search Results

Google Adding Nutrition Information to Search Results

Google‘s Knowledge Graph is expanding into a new category today, with the addition of nutrition information to search results. Over the next ten days, the company will be rolling out the feature — which includes over 1,000 foods and meals — to U.S. visitors. Essential fruits, vegetables, meats, and some meals will be apart of ...

Dean Responsible For Harvard Email Search Resigns Amid Scandal

Dean Responsible For Harvard Email Search Resigns Amid Scandal

Evelynn M. Hammonds, the undergraduate dean of Harvard University responsible for the school’s recent email search scandal, announced Tuesday that she would be resigning her post on July 1st. Hammonds, who has held the position since 2008, said that she would continue to be a part of Harvard’s faculty after taking a sabbatical as a ...

Obama Threatens to Veto House Republican Student Loan Bill

Obama Threatens to Veto House Republican Student Loan Bill

On Wednesday, President Obama threatened to veto a House Republican-lead bill that would change student loan rates to be set by market variations. The bill, a response to the immininent doubling of student loan rates from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent on July 1st, would see Stafford student loan rates change annually in correlation with ...

Going to Europe This Summer? Take a Game of Thrones Tour

Going to Europe This Summer? Take a Game of Thrones Tour

If you’re heading to Europe for the summer, you’ll probably stop off at typical tourist destinations, such as London, Paris, and Rome; but if you’re a fan of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, tours that will take you to the real locations behind the fantasy are launching. The tours will begin May 24 in ...

Introducing The HackCollege Career Guide

Introducing The HackCollege Career Guide

Welcome to the HackCollege Career Guide! This page is designed for prospective students, professionals looking for a change of pace, and anyone with burning questions about when, where, and how to land the job of their dreams. These profiles feature job descriptions, top-ranked academic programs, quotes from industry veterans, and other important information about some ...

College Enrollment Continues to Decline in Spring

College Enrollment Continues to Decline in Spring

Having already declined by 0.2 percent in 2011, enrollment at colleges and universities across the U.S. has now fallen by 2.3 percent when compared to last spring according to a new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Enrollments for spring quarter have fallen from 19,550,391 in 2012 to 19,105,651 this year. Fall quarter ...

Google Glass: The Next Big Thing in Wearable Technology

Google Glass: The Next Big Thing in Wearable Technology

Google is always ahead of the ball, pushing technology, and preparing to invent the next best thing. I recently had a friend imagine a world where you could purchase contact lenses with iPhones built in, so we could watch videos while we run, easily view our GPS while we drive, take hands-free pictures, and more. ...