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Outsourcing Public Higher Ed

A powerful California lawmaker wants public college students who are shut out of popular courses to attend low-cost online alternatives – including those offered by for-profit companies – and he plans to encourage the state’s public institutions to grant credit for those classes.

What Were They Thinking?

While Harvard University administrators are taking heat after they secretly searched 16 residential deans’ e-mail last year in order to track down a leak, IT experts say that the right policies could have prevented the uproar.