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College credit recommended for free online courses

ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — Students may soon be able to receive college credit for the free online courses that are reshaping higher education. The American Council on Education announced Thursday that it is recommending degree credit for five courses offered by Coursera, a Mountain View-based company that provides “massive ...

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Grammy Predictions: fun.? Frank Ocean? Black Keys?

ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Adele dominated last year’s Grammy Awards, but this year there isn’t a clear winner in sight. That’s because a slew of acts are up for top prizes, from fun. to Frank Ocean to Mumford & Sons. Those performers are nominated for six trophies, as are ...

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APSU hosting regional Tennessee History Day competition

From APSU Press Realease CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Last February, when Austin Peay State University first hosted a regional Tennessee History Day competition, organizers weren’t sure what to expect. Would local middle and high school students take the event seriously, crafting projects such posters, plays and documentaries on historical events? “What ...

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Man crashes vehicle going 90 mph on Riverside

A crash that occurred on Riverside Drive after midnight on Sunday, Feb. 3, resulted in the brief search for and capture of the male driver and the airlift of the female passenger to Vanderbilt, according to a police report issued by Clarksville police. The press release stated the police clocked ...

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Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday, Feb. 6. The results were announced after the shoe, wheelbarrow and ...

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Degree Compass program gains national attention

Desire2Learn recently announced the acquisition of the Degree Compass system from APSU. Degree Compass is the new course recommendation system available to students on the D2L website. This system was inspired by the predictive result systems of websites such as Netflix, Amazon and Pandora, and was developed by Tristan Denley, ...

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