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eReader Madness!

In Millennial Matters on January 31, 2010 at 12:18 PM

All this hype surrounding Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Q4 earnings has me curious:

Do you think the eReader will revolutionize education?



Some articles and opinions on the eReader’s role in higher education:

Diagnosing The Tablet Fever In Higher Education (Wired Campus)

A Library In Your Palm: Education, Rekindled (The Financial)

Are iBooks Enough To Get Apple Back Into Education? (ZDNet)

Will The Kindle Change Education? (Scholastic)

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The 2009 College Endowment Winners and Losers

In Millennial Matters on January 31, 2010 at 9:00 AM

The Top Ten WORST-PERFORMING ENDOWMENTS In 2009 (Forbes)

1. Harvard University (-28.9%)

2. Yale University (-28.6%)

3. Duke University (-27.5%)

4. Grinnell College (-26.9%)

5. Stanford University (-26.7%)

6. Brown University (-26.6%)

7. Cornell University (-26.4%)

8. Southern Methodist University (-26.3%)

9. California Institute of Technology (-26.1%)

10. Pomona College (-25.7%)

The Top Ten BEST-PERFORMING ENDOWMENTS In 2009 (Forbes)

1. New York University (-15.4%)

2. Purdue University (16%)

3. University of Pennsylvania (-16.7%)

4. University of Richmond (-16.8%)

5. Boston College (18.6%)

6. Michigan State University (-18.3%)

7. Vanderbilt (-18.9%)

8. UNC Chapel Hill (-19%)

9. University of Florida (-19.2%)

10. Smith College (-19.7%)

More Articles and Information:

College Endowments Plunge in 2009 (WSJ)

Ivy League Endowment Meltdown (Forbes)

College Endowments In Jeopardy (Forbes)

Do Endowments Have An Impact On College Rankings? (US News & World Report)