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North Carolina Central University embraces hybrid “living”

By Gary DePreta, VP for U.S. State, Local Governments, and Education (SLED) Institutions of higher education are at an inflection point. Education leaders are grappling with how to adapt to the impending enrollment cliff, with an estimated 15% decline in college-going students beginning in 2025. With low student engagement and course attendance, increased student drop-out rates, […]

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Cisco’s partnership with NCCU sets a new paradigm for learning

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is consistently ranked as a top historically Black college or university (HBCU) and Best Regional University in the South by U.S. News & World Report (it ranked 5th among public HBCUs in 2022). Located in Durham, the university offers flagship programs in the sciences, education, law, business, nursing, and the arts, and […]

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Cisco Networking Academy Launches Free IT Education to Empower All People with Career Possibilities

People are wired with an innate desire to learn. Yet, while desire may be evenly distributed, access to education tools, resources, and opportunity is not. At Cisco Networking Academy, we believe that all people, regardless of where they live, their means, age, gender, or background, deserve equal access to education and the opportunity to pursue […]

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The power of proximity: Amplifying inclusion through conversation

“A commitment to diversity and inclusion at Cisco requires more than just talking about what we are doing right.  True change comes when we can confront our differences around the full spectrum of diversity (inclusive of gender, ethnicity, race, orientation, age, ability, veteran status, religion, culture, background, experience, strengths and perspectives, etc…) and understand how […]