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Colleges tap tech to calm students paying for remote classes

Bloomberg, July 27, 2020

July 27, 2020

Colleges tap tech to calm students paying for remote classes

The University of California, Irvine has sent almost 300 students laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots. Almost 40% of those who attend the college qualify for Federal Pell grants that are given to low-income candidates. Tom Andriola, chief information officer for the University of California System, hopes the effort brings “equity in terms of the ability to access the internet and to watch a live stream lecture, or be able to access systems.”