Posts Categorized: Higher Education

Upswing Partners with University of Houston-Victoria to Increase Student Success Rates

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AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 9, 2019 – Upswing, an education technology startup, is partnering with the University of Houston-Victoria, a Hispanic-Serving Institution with 38% of students identifying as Hispanic/Latino, to connect the university’s students with campus support resources to increase student success rates. As UHV’s education partner, Upswing will create an integrated student services platform… Read more »

Upswing CEO Says Twitter’s Apprenticeship Program Underscores Demand for Diverse College Graduates

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EdTech startup, Upswing CEO Melvin Hines says Twitter took a significant step forward in underscoring the demand for non-traditional students by launching the Twitter Engineering Apprenticeship Program. According to Twitter, “Through this program, we hope to grow our technical workforce of next-generation leaders from non-traditional backgrounds and those underrepresented in tech.” Hines, the co-founder of… Read more »

Social Assurity Announces LinkedIn Profile Development Tool for College Applicants

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Today – before a single human eye glances at a test score or the opening line of an essay – college admission decisions are being pre-sifted by machine, using AI-driven “predictive analytics”. Colleges rely on these “enrollment management systems” to accurately predict things like an applicant’s intention to enroll, their likelihood to succeed, and their… Read more »

Upswing Boosts Writing and Math Grades at Winston-Salem State University

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Upswing, an education technology startup, is helping Winston-Salem State University, (WSSU), a public historically black university, increase its student’s writing grades by 20 percent, and math grades by 10 percent thanks to its student success solutions built around the students’ lifestyle. WSSU’s more than 6,000 students require academic tutoring support services through technology easily accessible… Read more »

Naismith Hall Announces Affordable 2019-20 Room & Board Rates, up to 40% Less than other KU Housing

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Naismith Hall announced they are renewing their commitment to providing affordable housing for the students attending KU; their room and board rates will continue to start under $8,000 per year, with their all-inclusive Standard Double rate priced at 40% less than other campus housing options. While housing rates across the country continue to increase, Naismith hopes… Read more »