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U. of Dayton is latest university to get into trouble with logo redesign @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — University of Dayton officials on Tuesday denied that the institution was changing its logo, even after its first week of use led to quite a bit of mocking that it appeared to be promoting sexually transmitted disease. The new logo promotes the Dayton Flyers with a red D and three blue wings on the top left of the D.
Jul 30, 2014

"University of Dayton officials didn't expect their new logo to be associated with venereal disease." insidehighered.com/news/2014/07/3…

Carnegie Mellon U. to test Duolingo app in international admissions @insidehighered

insidehighered.com — Carnegie Mellon University is partnering with Duolingo, one of its spinoffs, to see if a 20-minute, $20 test is sufficient to prove international students' English proficiency. Duolingo, meanwhile, hopes its test can upend the market. Duolingo, a crowdsourced web translation project created by researchers in Carnegie Mellon's computer science department, spun off from the university in November 2011 to become a venture capital-backed startup.
Jul 30, 2014

Duolingo & Carnegie Mellon pose threat to TOEFL's (ETS's) English-testing dominance. ow.ly/zLqET ht @IvyWise