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University of Phoenix to Host Webcast Panel on Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 8:30pm

b'University of Phoenix today announced they will host a diversity webcast panel on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), May 20, 2021 from 2:00 \xe2\x80\x93 3:30 PM ET.

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  • b'University of Phoenix today announced they will host a diversity webcast panel on Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), May 20, 2021 from 2:00 \xe2\x80\x93 3:30 PM ET.
  • The survey found that more than two in five employed adults (44%) have asked for at least one workplace accommodation due to disability.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThis must be a part of diversity and inclusion programs for universities and businesses.\xe2\x80\x9d\nOpening remarks will be given by Andrea Smiley, Vice President of Public Relations at University of Phoenix.
  • We serve a diverse student population, offering degree programs at select locations across the U.S. as well as online.

Code42 Makes Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2021

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 3:15pm

b'Code42 , the Insider Risk Management leader, has been named to Inc. magazine\xe2\x80\x99s annual list of the Best Workplaces for the second year in a row.

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  • b'Code42 , the Insider Risk Management leader, has been named to Inc. magazine\xe2\x80\x99s annual list of the Best Workplaces for the second year in a row.
  • Employee feedback on the Inc. Best Workplaces survey ranked Code42 highly for employee engagement, development opportunities and collaboration.
  • Code42 was recognized by Inc. magazine as one of America\xe2\x80\x99s best workplaces in 2020.
  • Code42, the Code42 logo and Incydr are registered trademarks or trademarks of Code42 Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries.

Second-Annual Exabeam Cybersecurity Scholarship Program to Award $10,000 and Internship to First-Place Winner

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 2:00pm

The scholarship program will award the first-place winner a paid internship in the department of their choice in addition to $10,000.

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  • The scholarship program will award the first-place winner a paid internship in the department of their choice in addition to $10,000.
  • We want to remove the obstacles of outdated technology, rigid mindsets, and talent shortages to make security success the norm,\xe2\x80\x9d said Nir Polak, CEO, Exabeam.
  • To learn more, visit https://www.exabeam.com/scholarship/ .\nExabeam is a global cybersecurity leader that adds intelligence to every IT and security stack.
  • The Exabeam Security Management platform is a comprehensive cloud-delivered solution that leverages machine learning and automation using a prescriptive, outcomes-based approach to TDIR.

ScholarShare 529 to Offer Families College Savings Stimulus for 529 Day

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 1:22am

ScholarShare 529, California\xe2\x80\x99s official college savings plan, is commemorating 529 Day (May 29) by offering a $50 bonus for families who open a new account with $50 or more, and set up recurring contributions of $25 or more for six months.\n\xe2\x80\x9cI encourage every family to take advantage of the ScholarShare 529 Day offer,\xe2\x80\x9d said Julio Martinez, Executive Director of the ScholarShare Investment Board.

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  • ScholarShare 529, California\xe2\x80\x99s official college savings plan, is commemorating 529 Day (May 29) by offering a $50 bonus for families who open a new account with $50 or more, and set up recurring contributions of $25 or more for six months.\n\xe2\x80\x9cI encourage every family to take advantage of the ScholarShare 529 Day offer,\xe2\x80\x9d said Julio Martinez, Executive Director of the ScholarShare Investment Board.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThis extra $50 boost can be a tremendous help when opening a savings account, especially if you have multiple children.
  • If a student decides not to attend college, the account may be switched to another eligible beneficiary, at no cost.\nScholarShare 529 serves as California\xe2\x80\x99s official college savings plan.
  • ScholarShare 529 manages $12.2 billion in plan assets across more than 359,000 accounts as of 4/30/2021.\nTo open a ScholarShare 529 account or get more information about the plan, visit https://www.scholarshare-espanol.com/ .

American Campus Communities Announces Renewal of its $1.0 Billion Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:13am

Borrowing rates float at a margin over LIBOR plus an annual facility fee with spreads reflecting current market terms, which are more favorable than those contained in the prior facility.

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  • Borrowing rates float at a margin over LIBOR plus an annual facility fee with spreads reflecting current market terms, which are more favorable than those contained in the prior facility.
  • Both the margin and the facility fee are priced on a grid that is tied to the company\xe2\x80\x99s credit rating.
  • As of March 31, 2021, American Campus Communities owned 166 student housing properties containing approximately 111,900 beds.
  • These statements are based on management\xe2\x80\x99s current expectations and assumptions regarding markets in which American Campus Communities, Inc. (the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d) operates, operational strategies, anticipated events and trends, the economy, and other future conditions.

ComEd Awards Scholarships to Help DePaul College Prep Students from Diverse Chicago Communities Pursue STEM Careers

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 9:47pm

b"ComEd has selected three DePaul College Prep students interested in pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) to receive financial support as part of this year\xe2\x80\x99s ComEd Scholars cohort.

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  • b"ComEd has selected three DePaul College Prep students interested in pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) to receive financial support as part of this year\xe2\x80\x99s ComEd Scholars cohort.
  • The scholarships, awarded annually, support DePaul College Prep juniors and seniors from underserved communities.\nThis year\xe2\x80\x99s recipients \xe2\x80\x93 all juniors at DePaul College Prep \xe2\x80\x93 receive academic scholarships that run through the remainder of their academic careers at DePaul College Prep and continue should they enroll in STEM-related studies at DePaul University.
  • Eight DePaul Prep graduates continue to thrive as ComEd Scholars at DePaul University and six of our DePaul Prep students are privileged to be part of this outstanding program on our campus.
  • Located on a modern 17-acre campus in the Roscoe Village neighborhood of Chicago, DePaul College Prep operates in academic partnership with DePaul University.

Waste Management Announces First-of-its-Kind ‘Your Tomorrow’ Program Providing No-Cost Education to Employees, with Planned Extension to Dependents Later This Year, to Upskill Workforce and Advance Position in Competitive Job Market

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 9:39pm

The company is rolling out a range of new employee benefits from flexible work schedules, sign-on bonuses and a new education and upskilling benefit program, Your Tomorrow, in collaboration with Guild Education .

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  • The company is rolling out a range of new employee benefits from flexible work schedules, sign-on bonuses and a new education and upskilling benefit program, Your Tomorrow, in collaboration with Guild Education .
  • Interview spots can be reserved in advance at https://careers.wm.com/wmevents , and walk-ins will be accepted.
  • To learn more information about Waste Management, visit www.wm.com .\nDenver-based Guild Education is on a mission to unlock opportunity for America\'s workforce through education and upskilling.
  • Guild\'s payments and technology platform, curated learning marketplace, and advanced education and career coaching come together to help working adult learners advance in their education and career, debt-free.

Alex. Brown Realty & Student Quarters Acquire 440-Bed Community Near The University of Alabama

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:59pm

Brown Realty, Inc. (ABR) and Atlanta-based owner-operator Student Quarters has acquired Riverfront Village, a 440-bed student housing property near the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Key Points: 
  • Brown Realty, Inc. (ABR) and Atlanta-based owner-operator Student Quarters has acquired Riverfront Village, a 440-bed student housing property near the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
  • ABR Chesapeake Fund VI, a value-add real estate fund sponsored by ABR, invested $7.4 million in the joint venture.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThe University of Alabama is truly one of the cornerstone markets in student housing.
  • Brown Realty, Inc. (ABR) is a privately-owned real estate investment manager organized in 1972 and headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.

Coursera to Participate in the 16th Annual Needham Virtual Technology & Media Conference

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 9:10pm

b'Coursera, Inc. (NYSE: COUR) announces that Ken Hahn, Coursera\xe2\x80\x99s chief financial officer, is scheduled to participate in a fireside chat at the 16th Annual Needham Virtual Technology & Media Conference on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. PT / 12:45 p.m. ET.\nIn compliance with disclosure obligations under Regulation FD, Coursera announces material information to the public through a variety of means, including filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases, company blog posts, public conference calls and webcasts, as well as the investor relations website.\nCoursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning.

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  • b'Coursera, Inc. (NYSE: COUR) announces that Ken Hahn, Coursera\xe2\x80\x99s chief financial officer, is scheduled to participate in a fireside chat at the 16th Annual Needham Virtual Technology & Media Conference on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. PT / 12:45 p.m. ET.\nIn compliance with disclosure obligations under Regulation FD, Coursera announces material information to the public through a variety of means, including filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases, company blog posts, public conference calls and webcasts, as well as the investor relations website.\nCoursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning.
  • It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 82 million registered learners as of March 31, 2021.
  • Coursera partners with over 200 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including Guided Projects, courses, Specializations, certificates, and bachelor\xe2\x80\x99s and master\xe2\x80\x99s degrees.
  • More than 6,000 institutions have used Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students, including in high-demand fields such as data science, technology, and business.\n'

Six Colleges, Universities Launch National Alliance With Students Designing Education’s Future

Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 8:30pm

b'A national alliance of six colleges and universities, together with hundreds of high school and community partners, announced the launch of REP4, an initiative to change the future of education.

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  • b'A national alliance of six colleges and universities, together with hundreds of high school and community partners, announced the launch of REP4, an initiative to change the future of education.
  • Unique to the alliance, students will take the lead conducting \xe2\x80\x9cRapid Education Prototyping\xe2\x80\x9d to address the urgent challenges of access and completion to fully deliver on higher education\xe2\x80\x99s promise of social and economic mobility.\nThe six founder institutions collectively serve more than 100,000 students.
  • Grand Valley State University is the organizer and convener of the REP4 alliance.
  • Learners will co-design education prototypes, and best ideas will be scaled nationwide through the alliance to maximize impact.\nAmerican Council on Education (ACE) President Ted Mitchell called the alliance\xe2\x80\x99s approach unique, exciting and national model.