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The first smart state? The quest to link up the Land of Lincoln

Name a U.S. hot spot for tech innovation. The first name on your lips probably isn't Illinois, the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, but it’s time to emancipate yourself from that skepticism.

St. Olaf College to Remove Accused Professor’s Name From Building

St. Olaf College is removing the name of a once-beloved professor from a campus building because of what it calls “credible evidence” of sexual misconduct over several decades

Colleges urge some to stay put amid Trump’s travel ban

A revised travel ban issued by the White House no longer applies immigrants with valid visas, but area university officials are advising students from the six countries named in the executive order to play it safe.

Russia targets soft power, not money, from international students

Russia is recruiting international students to strengthen its “soft power” in former Soviet states rather than gaining any significant income from foreign enrolments, a study suggests.

Save the Data: Hackers work to save research in Trump era

Volunteer coders and researchers recently convened at Yale University, joining a grass roots Data Rescue movement to save and protect the U.S. government's digital records they fear could vanish under Pres. Trump.