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MAY 2020  –  NEWSLETTER #33  |  Breaking news at IBL News  |  Noticias en Español



• An Increasing Number of Colleges Are Deciding to Reopen Campuses for the Fall

• Fifty Public Universities Can Lose $4.1 Billion In Revenue if Football Season Is Canceled or Altered

• Pay Cuts Set at The University of Arizona as a result of an Expected Loss of $250 Million

• Indiana University Authorized to Borrow Up to $1 Billion to Cover Revenue Shortfalls



• Columbia University’s TAs Say They Will Not Teach as They Face Financial Precarity

• An Increasing Number of Students Refuse to Pay Full In-Person Tuition for Online Classes



• At-Home Testing Solutions Unveiled for AP Programs, TOEFL and GRE Amid the Covid-19 Pandemic

• Smithsonian Open Access: Millions of 2D and 3D Digital Items Without Copyright Restriction



• Zoom Continues Its Marketing Effort Despite Reports Questioning Its Security

• Zoom Comes Under Scrutiny Because of the “Zoombombing” Attacks Amid the Pandemic Outbreak



• The Linux Foundation Plans a Massive Virtual Open Source Summit

• A List of Virtual Educational and Corporate Conferences Due to the Pandemic

• O’Reilly Eliminates Its Face-to-Face Conference Business, Laying Off Nearly 100 People



• Google Classroom, Class Dojo, and TikTok Rank Top Used Apps

• An App with Augmented Reality Teaches How to Keep Social Distancing

• Google and Apple Will Release in Mid-May a Controversial Tool to Track Down Infected People


2020 Events 

• Education Calendar  –   MAY  |  JUNE  |  JULY – DEC  |  Conferences in Latin America & Spain


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