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Education Dept. cancels $3.9B in loans for ITT Tech students

The Education Department announced Tuesday it is discharging $3.9 billion in federal loans taken out by students who attended the now-defunct ITT Technical Institute chain of for-profit colleges. It's the department's latest move in a string of actions taken to relieve student debt for people who attended for-profit, often primarily online colleges. In early June, it canceled nearly $6 billion in loans taken out by about a half-million former students who attended the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges. Read more.

A Message From AWS Educate

With over 1,500 institutions and hundreds of thousands of students who use AWS Educate, we wanted to take you on a trip around the world and highlight how students are learning and innovating with the cloud. Learn more.

Educause cybersecurity director Brian Kelly steps down

Brian Kelly, who spent three-and-a-half years as the director of Educause’s cybersecurity program, announced last week he’s stepped down to take a new role with Compass IT Compliance, an IT security and risk-management services firm. Kelly, who often urged higher education institutions to shore up their defenses to protect themselves from data breaches and cyberattacks, wrote in a LinkedIn post Wednesday that he’s now Compass’ virtual chief information security officer. Colin Wood had the story.


Advancing AI/ML in higher education institutions

Higher education institutions and researchers have pioneered the use of high-performance computing and the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Hewlett Packard Enterprise executive joins San Diego State University VP and CIO to discuss practical steps higher education officials should keep in mind in making AI/ML part of their institution’s IT strategy. Watch the interview. 

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