$57M UNLV med school library will keep up with changing technology

When Bruce Koeppen was founding dean of the medical school at Quinnipiac University in 2010, he made a decision that mirrored the changing technology landscape around him. The fledgling school in North Haven, Connecticut, would be a paperless institution. “The traditional library where you’ve got stacks and stacks of books, is a thing of the past,” Koeppen said. “They (medical school students) need instant access to information, and that’s going to be electronic.” Koeppen made the decision after the school acquired the former headquarters of Anthem Blue Cross. The trajectory…

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50% engineering seats across country go vacant, AICTE plans to merge institutes

With nearly 50% of seats in engineering colleges across the country remaining vacant, the technical education department is planning to merge institutes with high vacancies. Officials of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) who are aware of the developments said that institutes with over 50% vacancy, and good teaching and infrastructure facilities could be merged to avoid being shut down. With applications for engineering courses lower than the number of seats, vacancies in institutes across the country have been increasing. In the last five years, vacancies at engineering…

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