Strayer To Swallow Capella In ~2B Combo Deal

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Strayer Education, Inc. and Capella Education Company Combine to Create a National Leader in Education Innovation. Merger of Equals Brings Together Two Best-in-Class Academic Institutions.  Strayer University and Capella University to Continue Operations as Independent, Accredited Institutions of Higher Education; Faculty and Academic Support Service Positions at Both Universities to Be Maintained.”

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Hoonuit Acquires Whitewater Learning

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Hoonuit, the catalyst for education excellence through data analytics and professional development, announces the launch of university accredited professional learning courses.

The courses will be provided through Pathways, a new enhancement to Hoonuit’s online professional development solution, which groups similar modules together to provide a well-rounded study of a topic. Each pathway has required modules, and a number of elective modules to enable personalization.”

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Beta.MN/Byte: Studioso

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Beta.MN/ Byte is a series underwritten by Bust Out Solutions and published in collaboration with Beta.MN for the early-stage founders between idea and execution.

 
What is the name of the company and/or product?

Studioso

What distinct problem does this solve for who and how does it create value for them?

Studioso is an app that was created to ease student practice frustration and facilitate the lives music educators. It connects music teachers to their students, optimizes student practice, and enables both teacher and student to accurately visualize progress.

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Meet A Minnesota CTO: Shivani Stumpf, Hoonuit

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Thank you Andcor Companies for underwriting our Meet a Minnesota CTO series, where we get up close and personal with Minnesota’s chief techies!

The CTO: Shivani Stumpf, Hoonuit

How long have you been working in technology for and what is your technical background?

I’ve been working in tech for 15+ years across various industries including education, retail, sports, ad-tech and consulting among others. I have a bachelors and masters in Computer Sciences. I completed my masters from St. Cloud State University.

My career has consisted of various roles in engineering, product management, and solution engineering. This diversity of interdisciplinary experiences has been one of the most powerful assets in my career, allowing me to evaluate a business’ objectives from various unique perspectives.

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Shivani Stumpf Named CTO At Hoonuit

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“MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hoonuit, a leading provider of analytics and professional development solutions, announces that Shivani Stumpf has been named Chief Technology Officer, with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s product management, content development, engineering and IT operations across the product portfolio to help educators maximize student success.”

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Solving The Student Loan Crisis By Eliminating The Option

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By Shawn M. Carter, CNBC

“More than 44 million Americans have taken out loans to pay for college and their debt totals $1.4 trillion. For those in their 20s, the average loan debt is $22,135. For those in their 30s, it’s $34,033. And 60 percent of borrowers don’t expect to pay off their loans until their 40s.

Gregory Dehn, founder and chief executive officer of Kaleidoscope, which connects high school and college students with grant and scholarship providers, offers a fix.”

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Meet A Minnesota CTO: Bob Grogan, eLumen

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Thank you Andcor Companies for underwriting our Meet a Minnesota CTO series, where we get up close and personal with Minnesota’s chief techies!

The CTO: Bob Grogan, eLumen

How long have you been working in technology for and what is your technical background?

I was raised around kit computers, electronics and oscilloscopes.  Earlier on, I went to school for engineering at Northwestern in Chicago, and fell into the computer industry shortly after graduating. I’ve been working in the computer field in one capacity or another for 20+ years.

I was with Plato Learning (now called Edmentum) for over eight years. Working in education technology is a special place where business, technology and mission all meet. So when I had the chance to join eLumen, just around two years ago, I couldn’t turn that down.

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