Liberty University’s School of Communication and Digital Content and its School of Visual and Performing Arts are merging to create the School of Communication and the Arts, Liberty announced Friday. The newly combined school has more than 2,000 students and offer residential and online programs. Dean Scott Hayes will oversee residential students and Dean Kevin
U.Va., Virginia Tech and VCU earned top 10 spots in U.S. News & World Report's Best Online Programs rankings.
Online degrees from three Virginia universities were cited in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Online Programs rankings. The University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development was ranked third in the nation for online master’s in education programs. Master’s degrees offered through the online program include administration and supervision; curriculum
Stephen Laster previously worked for McGraw-Hill Education and Harvard Business School.
Reston-based higher education software company Ellucian has named Stephen Laster as its chief product officer, the company announced Friday. Ellucian provides products for higher education such as student information systems, data analytics tools and graduation-tracking platforms for more than 2,700 customers. Laster will lead product direction and strategy and oversee the research and development organizations.
Gift from D.C.-based philanthropists Bill and Joanne Conway is the largest in the nursing school’s history.
The University of Virginia’s School of Nursing announced Thursday that it has received its largest-ever gift. The $20 million donation from Washington, D.C.-area billionaire philanthropist William E. “Bill” Conway Jr. and his wife Joanne will support the enrollment of more than 1,000 nursing students during the next 10 years. The gift is intended to support
Commonwealth has a goal of being the best-educated state by 2030.
Virginia awarded a record number of bachelor’s degrees to college and university graduates in 2018-2019, awarding 122,168 degrees and postsecondary certificates — a roughly 50% increase from a decade ago, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) announced Friday. Of the degrees awarded, 86,325 — more than 70% — were earned by in-state
The state is investing nearly $1 billion in technology education, and Virginia Tech will be the largest recipient — along with bearing responsibility for producing more than 16,000 computer science degree-holders over the next two decades. Gov. Ralph Northam announced in November that 11 state colleges and universities will receive $961.5 million through the commonwealth’s
Liberty now has more than 111,000 students
If colleges and universities have a golden age, then this may be Liberty University’s. Founded in 1971 by televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr., the Lynchburg-based institution will mark its 49th year in 2020. For decades, the school battled debt — at one point in the triple-digit millions — and was threatened with losing its accreditation. Today,
Experiential learning helps business students link classroom, workplace
When a new brewery set its sights on the Williamsburg area, it knew William & Mary students would be a key customer base. To reach them, the business owners decided to tap into a source of unique marketing advice — Agency 1693, an advertising firm run by William & Mary students. “We offer premium content,”
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From governments to corporations, cybersecurity has become a major focus in protecting customer privacy and assets — but a small group at James Madison University is also thinking about the hackers who commit crimes and what motivates them. In February, three students will be the first to finish the university’s graduate cyber intelligence certificate program,