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Take on Bar Trivia with Geeks Who Drink Presents: Duh!

BOSTON, MA, September 18, 2019— Bring the best in bar trivia to your dorm room with all-new book Geeks Who Drink Presents: Duh!: 100 Bar Trivia Questions You Should Know (And the Unexpected Stories Behind the Answers), from author Christopher D. Short and Geeks Who Drink!

Geeks Who Drink Presents: Duh! features 100 hilarious trivia questions and informative essays that break down all the answers. Short knows the best questions make you think you should know the answer, even if you don’t, so he has curated a collection of trivia that will have readers saying, “duh!” as soon as they see the answers. The book also takes readers on a deep dive of random knowledge that explains the “why,” “where,” and “how” behind every answer.

Author Christopher D. Short, chief editor of Geeks Who Drink, says: “I guess your professors are smart and all, but are they going to teach you about that time Miley Cyrus’ real dad had to audition to play her TV dad? Don’t worry! Geeks Who Drink Presents: Duh! is full of inessential facts like that. And if you happen to hustle your local pub quiz with this new knowledge, it’s a win for everyone! Except the other teams you beat, of course.”

College students can now test their knowledge before heading to trivia night. By reading through this book and brushing up on the classic questions and answers, students will be the reigning expert at their nearest bar trivia night in no time! Or, friends can gather in the comfort of their dorm rooms to host their very own trivia night. Just use the questions and answers in the book, then laugh all night at the hilarious notes from the Geeks Who Drink team!

Geeks Who Drink Presents: Duh! is available now wherever books are sold. Learn more about the book: http://bit.ly/GWDPresentsDuh.

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About the Author
As chief editor of Geeks Who Drink since 2010, Christopher D. Short has read, looked at, listened to, written, or rewritten some 200,000 distinct pieces of trivia—and those are just the ones he was paid for. In 2011, Short became the fourteenth-ever six-time champion on Jeopardy (he’s still the one who earned the least money). He lives in Crawfordsville, Indiana, with his wife, son, and a pitifully small dog.

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Colleges Failing to Prepare Students for Careers and Citizenship

ACTA launches 11th edition of What Will They Learn?

Washington, DC – The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) has released the latest edition of its signature publication What Will They Learn? 2019-2020. This year’s report has a new look with a revised website, a new focus on high school counselors, and an emphasis on what employers believe a core curriculum should provide to students.

Unlike popular ranking systems, What Will They Learn?® uniquely assesses the core academic requirements at 1,123 four-year institutions that together enroll more than eight million undergraduate students. Grades are assigned based on whether colleges and universities require all students to take courses in seven priority subject areas as part of their general education programs. Those subjects, identified as critically important to a 21st century college education by ACTA’s Council of Scholars, are: Composition, Literature, (intermediate-level) Foreign Language, U.S. Government or History, Economics, Mathematics, and Natural Science.

“It’s not surprising that public confidence in higher education is falling,” said Michael Poliakoff, ACTA’s president. “Amidst all the fanfare about the release of the latest college rankings this week, there is not a peep about ill-informed citizens, often underprepared for the workforce, who are graduating from our colleges and universities with mountains of student debt. By focusing on resource inputs, admissions selectivity, and institutional reputation, the major rankings systems drive costs up but show little interest in what students learn—or don’t learn.”

This year, only 22 institutions earned an “A” for requiring 6–7 of the core subject areas, and 137 schools failed.  While most universities require students to take courses in composition and the natural sciences, curricular gaps are common everywhere else.

• 82% do not require students to take a foundational course in U.S. government or history.
• 43% do not require students to take a college-level mathematics course.
• 68% do not require students to study literature.
• 88% do not require intermediate-level foreign language courses.
• 97% do not require a course in economics.

A rigorous and coherent core curriculum, focused on courses in traditional arts and science disciplines, is the best way for students to develop the capacity for critical analysis, oral and written communication skills, and intercultural fluency that employers increasingly demand.

Colleges and universities are also failing to prepare students for informed citizenship. The lack of a U.S. government or history requirement, in particular, helps to explain why in a recent survey, nearly 1 in 5 Americans selected Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the author of the New Deal.

At most universities, it is possible to take ACTA’s recommended core curriculum in 21 to 27 credit hours—which is less than one-fifth of a 120-hour baccalaureate degree. There is no reason that higher education cannot uphold this essential body of skills and knowledge for all students.

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ACTA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to academic freedom, academic excellence, and accountability in higher education. We receive no government funding and are supported through the generosity of individuals and foundations. For more information, visit GoACTA.org, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, and subscribe to our newsletter.

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It’s Crunch Time – 3 Last Minute Tips for Saving on Textbook Costs this Semester

It’s officially time for school. Whether starting your freshman year, senior year or even entering grad school, the start of a new college semester brings about anxiety – especially when it comes to expenses. After tuition, buying textbooks is the largest financial stressor facing students, with the average annual cost for course materials varying from $400 to upwards of $1,000.

The good news is, students today have more options than ever when it comes to learning materials. And these choices can directly lead to cost savings.

With most colleges back to the academic grind this week, what steps can you take to save?

Ask the professor.
We’ve all had it happen – the syllabus is missing the textbook edition, or there is a misprinted title, or it is unclear what readings are required versus recommended. Take the time to check in with the instructor for recommendations on where to buy the book, options for rental or insight into digital versions that might be more cost effective. An added benefit to this step is that it puts you on the instructor’s radar, leaving a positive impression that you are engaged in the course from the start.

Consider how you learn best.
College is not a one-size-fits-all system. Today, textbooks and course materials are available in a variety of print and digital formats – at varying price points. While cost savings is often one goal, it’s also important to ensure you are using the course materials and tools that are going to best help you succeed in a given class – otherwise, what’s the point? Give weight to your personal learning style, and also, what you know about the individual courses from friends who may have taken the course previously. Consider whether a physical book helps you retain information better than an eBook, or if a digital version that includes personalized quizzes and check-ins could help give you a boost.

Do some late night cramming.
If you’ve found yourself in denial about the start of a new school year, it’s worth doing an early semester cramming session to research the materials needed for each of your courses.

Consider your choices in format and delivery model – from print and digital, to rental and subscription. There are more options now than you might think, and it’s important you find the one that fits your needs and budget. Also, if you did wait until the last minute, it should be a comfort to know that digital versions of texts are most often available immediately so you can ensure you don’t fall behind on your required reading.

Cengage Unlimited, an all-access subscription service, is one new option for saving on textbooks costs. You pay just one fee (about $120 a semester or $180 a year) to get access to every eBook in the Cengage library (22,000+ titles), as well as additional homework and study tools. And, if you still want a print version of your textbooks, you can rent one for just $7.99 per book. As part of your cram session, you can use the Cengage Unlimited Calculator to figure out how much you could save, and if it makes sense based on the textbooks your professors require.

College is expensive. Yet, by following these three steps, you’ll find options that lessen the burden and help you start the semester off on a path to success.

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Cengage
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Ready for the semester? Get schooled on MenB among college students

Recent CDC data show that only 17.2 percent of 17-year-olds have received a vaccine that helps protect against meningitis B1

Philadelphia, PA, August 26, 2019 – With the fall semester upon us, it’s often a busy time where you find yourself shopping and preparing for the school year. In the midst of back-to-school planning, don’t overlook health care. Nicolis Williams started his first semester at college ready to take on the world, but because of meningitis, he never got that chance.

While uncommon, meningococcal disease, also known as meningitis, continues to appear on college campuses across the United States. These cases and outbreaks are unpredictable, and the outcomes can be devastating for impacted communities and organizations.2

Early symptoms of meningitis can be mild at first, but the disease can progress quickly and become life threatening, sometimes within 24 hours.3 The good news is that you can help protect yourself against meningitis through vaccination, though vaccination may not protect all recipients.

There are two different types of vaccines available to help protect against the five-vaccine preventable groups of meningitis – A, C, W, Y, and B.4

When you were younger, you may have received a meningitis ACWY vaccine, but you may not have gotten a meningitis B vaccine. As of 2019, only 17.2 percent of 17-year-olds have received a meningitis B vaccine, which wasn’t available until late 2014.1,5

From 2011 through March 2019, meningitis B caused all US college meningococcal outbreaks, involving 13 campuses, 50 cases, and two deaths among an at-risk population of approximately 253,000 students.6 A number of colleges and universities have taken a stand against the disease, recommending or requiring that incoming students get vaccinated before the school year.7

The best way to find out if you’ve received both types of meningitis vaccines is by talking to your doctor. Before you head back to school, take five minutes to learn more about meningitis and how you can help protect yourself.

Visit meningitisB.com for more information.

About GSK
GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. For further information please visit www.gsk.com/about-us.

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1CDC. National, Regional, State, and Selected Local Area Vaccination Coverage Among Adolescents Aged 13–17 Years — United States, 2018. MMWR. 2019; 68(33):718-723.
2CDC. Meningococcal Outbreaks. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/outbreaks/index.html.
3CDC. Manual for the Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Chapter 8: Meningococcal Disease.
Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/surv-manual/chpt08-mening.html. Accessed June 2019.
4CDC. Meningococcal ACWY VIS. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/mening.html.
5CDC. Meningococcal Vaccine Safety. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/vaccines/meningococcal-vaccine.html.
6Marshall GS, Dempsey AF, Srivastava A, Isturiz RE. US College Students Are at Increased Risk for Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease. JPIDS. 2019. piz024, https://doi.org/10.1093/jpids/piz024.
7Meningitis B Action Project. Meningitis B Cases and Mandates Tracker. Available at: https://meningitisbactionproject.org/menbtracker.

Ace Campus Life with Amazon Prime Student

Prime Student members can enjoy an exclusive new music benefit – Amazon Music Unlimited for Just $0.99 a month

College students can sign up for a six-month trial of Prime Student and enjoy fast, free delivery from Prime, thousands of movies and shows with Prime Video, ad-free music and more

With move-in week right around the corner, students are getting ready to head back to campus this fall. Whether they are a freshman getting ready to start their first semester or a junior moving into off-campus housing for the first time, Amazon has a great deal they all can benefit from – Prime Student. Prime Student is a membership designed for college students that offers the best of shopping and entertainment from Amazon. Members can stream ad-free music, stream thousands of movies and TV shows on Prime Video, receive discounts on college essentials, and get fast, free shipping all in one place, making campus life easy and fun. Prime Student is 50% off Prime. Students enrolled in two- and four-year colleges can sign up for a six-month trial at amazon.com/primestudent.

New Prime Student Benefit: Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99
Along with exclusive deals and perks year-round, new and current Prime Student members can now subscribe to Amazon Music Unlimited at the new price of $0.99 per month and get more than 50 million songs and the latest releases on-demand and ad-free. Current student members can simply add on the Amazon Music Unlimited offer to their monthly or annual Prime Student membership plan and new members who haven’t yet tried Prime Student can sign up for a six-month trial at amazon.com/primestudent. Students can discover new music through voice with Alexa, including asking for music by mood, activity, and lyrics; create a playlist just by asking; and start streaming a variety of top Amazon Music global playlists featuring the latest in hip-hop, pop hits and more. To hear chart-topping hits across genres, customers can access Alexa in the Amazon Music App for iOS or Android, and on all Alexa-enabled devices. Try asking:

• “Alexa, play Rap Rotation,” to listen to the recently-launched, new home for hip-hop in heavy rotation
• “Alexa, play Pop Culture,” featuring the most buzzworthy songs across the current pop music landscape
• “Alexa, play the Back to School playlist,” to hear upbeat jams
• “Alexa, play All Hits,” to hear a selection of the most popular songs in the world
• “Alexa, play Fuego Latino,” to listen to hot tracks by today’s best Latin acts

Shop College Essentials on Amazon’s Off-to-College Store
Browse dorm style guides and millions of college must-haves at Amazon’s Off-to-College Store, amazon.com/offtocollege, a one-stop shop for everything from electronics and textbooks to duvet’s and picture frames.

Exclusive Perks with Prime Student
Here’s a cheat sheet on some of the perks students can enjoy when they sign up:

Get Everything Fast: It’s not easy to always trek off campus for the things you need – and sometimes, you need it fast. With Prime getting even faster with Prime Free One-Day Delivery now available on 10 million products coast to coast, students can find popular college items including bedding, furniture, school supplies and more – all delivered in one day or less.
Unlimited Entertainment: Members get instant access to thousands of movies and TV shows like Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan or Emmy-winning The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as well as The Jonas Brothers’ documentary Chasing Happiness and Guava Island starring Donald Glover and Rihanna with Prime Video.
Game Time: Prime Student members can make their dorm everyone’s favorite game room with exclusive gaming benefits on Twitch. Members can enjoy in-game loot for some of the world’s most popular games, free games each month, a monthly Twitch channel subscription, and more.
New Semester Wardrobe: Students can shop for the latest college styles and trends using Prime Wardrobe – an innovative service that lets you try before you buy the latest styles from Amazon. Simply try-on at home, decide what you like and only be charged for what you keep. Return unwanted items for free in the package provided.
Textbooks Made Easy: Students can purchase and rent textbooks on Amazon and save up to 85%, with the option to extend the rental period or purchase the book.

Not yet a Prime member? Prime Student is 50% off Prime. Students enrolled in two- and four-year colleges can sign up for a six-month trial at amazon.com/primestudent.

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Female Recent or Upcoming College Graduates Feel Less Confident Entering the Workforce than Male Counterparts, Survey Finds

Nearly 100 Years After Women Gained the Right to Vote, Gender Gap Persists

More than Half of Women Recently Graduated or Nearing Graduation Say Country is on the Wrong Track

BOSTON—August 26, 2019 — As Women’s Equality Day is celebrated across the U.S. commemorating the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, a survey finds a notable gender gap among recent college graduates entering the workforce. The survey, conducted as part of the Cengage Student Opportunity Index, shows that while recent college graduates feel good about their job prospects, women are much less confident than men when it comes to salary expectations.  Women are also significantly less optimistic than men about the country’s economic outlook, with a majority reporting they feel the country is on the wrong track.

“The cornerstone of the American dream is that everyone deserves an equal and fair opportunity to succeed,” said Sharon Loeb, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Cengage. “And yet, the persistent gender gap among recent college graduates in areas such as salary expectations underscores that we have more work to do in order to create a level playing field.”

“Women’s Equality Day offers an important reminder to workplace leaders that we must be mindful and purposeful in how we attract, train and develop new talent. It also further validates the special responsibility that my female leadership colleagues and I have to champion the growth and development of other women, regardless of industry.”

The Cengage Student Opportunity Index measured the opportunity environment for graduates across 17 indicators, using existing public data and a survey of 2,500 recent and upcoming graduates.

Key findings based on gender include:

• Employment Outlook: Women are much less confident than men that they will find a job that meets their salary expectations.

• While an overwhelming majority (93 percent) of near grads felt strongly they would be able to land a new job in their fields within 6 months of graduating, men are slightly more confident at 96 percent in comparison to women at 91 percent.

• When it comes to salary expectations, the gender gap grows significantly, with three-quarters (75 percent) of men feeling confident they will land a job that meets their salary expectations, compared to 62 percent of women.

• One in 5 women are not confident they will be employed at a job that meets their salary expectations within a year.

• Politics and the Economy: Female recent or upcoming graduates are more skeptical about the financial and political outlook of the United States.

• Only 40 percent of women feel the U.S. economic outlook is better now than when they started college, compared to 62 percent of men – a whopping 22-point gender gap.

• Men are more likely to think the country is going in the right direction than women (49 percent to 29 percent). The majority of women (53 percent) feel the country is on the wrong track.

• Debt: While student loan debt is on the rise overall, a greater number of female recent or upcoming graduates report graduating with no debt in comparison to men.

• Women are more likely than men to graduate with no debt (56 percent to 36 percent respectively).

• However, for women who report having student debt, the average amount of debt is slightly higher at $23,656 compared to $22,078 for men.

• Health: Female recent or upcoming graduates report feeling less satisfied with their overall health than their male counterparts.

• Seventy-eight percent of men report being satisfied with their physical health, compared to only 58 percent of women.

• The vast majority (80 percent) of men are satisfied with their mental health, compared to 65 percent of women.

More information about gender discrimination among female students is available in the eBook, “Gender Discrimination in the Classroom and Beyond,” available here:  https://info.cengage.com/EBOOK-GenderDiscrimination

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About the Index Methodology
The Cengage Student Opportunity Index is calculated based on 17 indicators across four categories: Economic, Employment, Social and Personal Well-Being, with data obtained from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary data was obtained from an online survey conducted by Wakefield Research among 2,500 recent or near college graduates, defined as those who graduated in the past 12 months or who will graduate in the next 12 months. The survey was fielded between January 18 and February 1, 2019. Quotas were set to include 500 students in each of the following majors: business, biological and biomedical sciences, health professions and related programs, humanities and social sciences, and STEM subjects excluding biological and biomedical sciences. The margin of error for this study among the total sample is +/- 2.0 percentage points, calculated at the 95 percent confidence level.

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Make Your College Goals a Reality with #FutureBoards – Available Now!

BOSTON, MA, August 21, 2019— College students now have the tools to shape their dream future with #FutureBoards: Learn How to Create a Vision Board to Get Exactly the Life You Want!, an all-new book from author Sarah Centrella.

#FutureBoards takes the practice of creating a vision board to the next level by helping readers build a true visual representation of their ideal future life. College students will find crucial skills and practices throughout the book that can have lifelong benefits when put into action, like how to identify what you truly desire in life, how to break through a negative mindset that may be hindering you from accomplishing your ambitions, and how to work hard and find your path to achieving those dreams.

Author Sarah Centrella, master life coach, says: “I am so excited to share the tools in #FutureBoards with college students, because it’s the ideal time to begin creating their dream future life. Learning these skills now will ensure they build careers, relationships, passions and abundance that will grow with them for a lifetime. #FutureBoards teaches young people how to determine what they truly want and what makes them happy in all areas of their life, then shows them how to manifest it. It provides a formula they can follow to continue setting and achieving goals throughout their life. And it works!”

Creating a personal #futureboard is the perfect activity for college students. Friends can gather to walk through the key steps in Centrella’s book, parse out their individual dreams and decorate their #futureboards with their favorite pictures, quotes and more! These boards add a beautiful touch to any dorm room’s décor; students can hang their #futureboards on the walls of their room and look forward to their dreams— and remember the work they’re putting into their goals— every day.

Best of all, the skills taught in #FutureBoards are relevant both inside and outside the classroom. Students can use the practices Centrella teaches to work their way to an A in their hardest class, or tack on a Minor to a busy schedule for their Major. Or, they can dream of being the captain of their team or earning a big summer internship! Either way, #FutureBoards is now available to help students make the most of their four college years.

+ Learn more about #FutureBoards: http://bit.ly/FutureBoardsBook

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About the Author
Author Sarah Centrella is a master life coach and manifesting expert. She is the author of self-help book Hustle, Believe, Receive, and a contributor to Mindvalley, Elite Daily, and Huffington Post. Sarah regularly delivers key note speeches and leads workshops, including her popular Master Vision Board Class for clients such as Pinterest, Nike, BMW, Xerox, Morgan Stanley, and the NBA Wives Association. She is a national spokesperson for the American Red Cross and has been featured on ABC News, The Steve Harvey Show, The New York Times, OK! Magazine, The Portland Oregonian, Yahoo News, Good Morning America, and many others.

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Affordability Initiative Making a Difference: College Students Expected to Save $160 Million on Course Materials with Cengage Unlimited Subscription

More than 1 million subscriptions sold in first year of innovative model’s availability

BOSTON—August 8, 2019 — As college students head back to campus, Cengage Unlimited is expected to save students another $100 million this academic year, bringing the total savings to $160 million. Now in its second academic year, the industry’s first textbook subscription continues to increase its value beyond the course. Each subscription now includes more than $230 worth of free learning services, as well as access to other resources to help students succeed in the classroom and beyond.

“The affordability crisis in higher education isn’t going to be resolved overnight, but innovative, new models are making a difference when it comes to lowering the cost of course materials,” said Michael E. Hansen, CEO of Cengage. “With a Cengage Unlimited subscription, students put savings in their pockets, get a seamless learning experience across courses, and get unlimited access to quality content and tools for academic and career success.”

Cengage Unlimited gives students access to more than 22,000 products, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides for one price — $119.99 a semester ($179.99 a year), no matter how many materials they use.

The subscription has seen rapid adoption by students and institutions since its commercial launch in August 2018. Sixty colleges and universities across the country, including the entire University of Missouri System, have partnered directly with Cengage to make Cengage Unlimited available to students at a discount, providing further savings.

Beyond course materials, Cengage Unlimited also includes college success and career support; including activities in time management, goal setting, financial literacy and more. Students can explore career paths, assess their skills, build resumes and take advantage of career-readiness support, including in-demand soft skills training.

Cengage has also added a new partner to the platform for the fall semester. Dashlane, a leading password management and protection solution, joins the following services:

• Chegg: 1-month of Chegg Study Pack and 60 minutes of tutoring
• Kaplan: Kaplan Test Prep, including 30 days free access to self-paced resources for GMAT, GRE, MCAT, LSAT, DAT and Praxis
• Quizlet: 6 months of free access to Quizlet Premium for flashcard and studying support
• Evernote: 6 months of free access to leading note-taking app, Evernote Premium.

University of Texas at El Paso student and Cengage student ambassador, Alan Moya, finds the tools and services in Cengage Unlimited to be particularly helpful.

“I personally make use of textbook rentals, study tools, the Career Center, as well as Quizlet and Chegg. I think Cengage recognizes that in order to appeal to the next generation of college students, digital access to textbooks and course materials is a must. Cengage Unlimited is disrupting the traditional college textbook market by offering affordable and convenient access to textbooks,” said Moya.

For more information on savings potential with Cengage Unlimited, students, faculty and administrators can visit the interactive Savings Map to see which courses use Cengage at their institution, as well as total savings at their institution to-date.

For more information about Cengage Unlimited, or to purchase a subscription visit: https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/.

To learn more about the impact of Cengage Unlimited by the numbers, check out this infographic: https://tinyurl.com/y5vwby8y/

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Cengage and UNCF (United Negro College Fund) Announce Free Cengage Unlimited Subscriptions for HBCU Students

1,000 HBCU Students to Receive Free Access to More than 22,000 Cengage Course Materials, Online Homework Access Codes, Study Guides and More

BOSTON— August 6, 2019 — Cengage and UNCF (United Negro College Fund) today announced a program to provide 1,000 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with free, semester-long subscriptions to Cengage Unlimited. UNCF, the largest educational organization supporting and advocating for minorities for nearly 75 years, will administer the program and select the recipients on behalf of Cengage.

“Every student should have an equal opportunity to succeed, and having the right learning materials can have a critical impact on performance,” said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage. “The high cost of textbooks have prohibited this for many students. This is why we launched Cengage Unlimited – to make quality learning more affordable. UNCF has helped thousands of learners, enabling opportunity for minority students through its financial support and public advocacy. We are proud to partner with UNCF to ease some of the financial burden these students face and ensure they are equipped with the tools they need to reach their full potential.”

Cengage Unlimited is the industry’s first all-access digital subscription for college textbooks and course materials. A subscription offers access to more than 22,000 Cengage eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides for $119.99 a semester, no matter how many products they use. A subscription also includes free access to resources from Evernote, Kaplan, Quizlet, Chegg and Dashlane.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, Cengage Unlimited saved students more than $60 million.

“For 75 years, our motto ‘A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but a wonderful thing to invest in,’ ® has remained at the forefront of everything we do,” said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO of UNCF. “We must continue to invest our time and money in better futures for young people around the country. Partners like Cengage are vitally important to this work and we are pleased to have them as an ally in helping to educate the next generation of leaders.”

Program eligibility is based on several factors, including financial need, a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, an essay and letter of recommendation.  Five hundred subscriptions each will be awarded for the Fall 2019 semester and the Spring 2020 semester. Applications are being accepted through August 29, 2019 for the fall semester. Applications for the Spring 2020 semester will open on November 4, 2019.

For more information on eligibility and to apply for the program visit: https://scholarships.uncf.org.

According to a recent study by Morning Consult on behalf of Cengage, textbook costs are the second largest stressor facing college students today after paying for tuition.  In the same study, 60 percent of African American students noted they have opted not to buy required textbooks and course materials, and 52 percent said buying course materials has a big impact on their finances while in school.

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About UNCF
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.

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Cengage to Provide Free Dashlane Password Management Protection to Cengage Unlimited Subscribers

Cengage Unlimited Subscription Now Includes Free Access to More than $230 Worth of Total Support Services

BOSTON— August 1, 2019 — Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced that it will provide free premium password protection to all Cengage Unlimited subscribers via Dashlane, the leading credential and digital identity management solution.  Dashlane is available now for Cengage Unlimited subscribers, bringing the total value of free services included with a subscription to more than $230.

“Adding Dashlane to Cengage Unlimited addresses one of the top concerns of the digital era: data privacy and security,” said Judah Karkowsky, Senior Vice President of Corporate & Business Development, Cengage. “Today’s students are digitally savvy and rely heavily on Cloud applications, making it important they take steps to ensure their data and personal information remain secure. With students having many accounts to track and manage, Dashlane’s premium service simplifies the process to protect their personal information online.”

In addition to Dashlane, Cengage Unlimited includes free access to resources from Evernote, Kaplan, Quizlet and Chegg to support learning and improve student experiences.

Cengage Unlimited is the industry’s first-of-its-kind digital subscription for college textbooks and course materials, providing access to more than 22,000 products, including eBooks, online homework access codes and study guides. Students pay one price for Cengage Unlimited—no matter how many materials they use – reducing the cost of course materials by up to half. Subscriptions cost $119.99 a semester ($179.99 a year) and are available directly from Cengage, online or at campus and off-campus bookstores. Students saved over $60 million in the 2018-2019 school year with Cengage Unlimited.

Dashlane helps students simplify and secure all their personal information that lives online. Across all platforms and devices, the Dashlane application automatically fills and stores passwords, personal data and payment details to help individuals manage, monitor and protect their digital identity. Through this partnership, Cengage Unlimited semester-based subscribers will receive six months of access (a nearly $30 value) and annual subscribers will get 12 months free use of the password management and protection solution (an almost $60 value).

“Poor password management and protection is a major risk for all individuals – especially among the digital-first generation of students today,” said Emmanuel Schalit, CEO of Dashlane. “In working with Cengage, we are expanding our reach, ultimately helping students save time, protect their personal information and allow them to work worry free in public places like coffee shops and airports.”

For more information visit www.cengage.com/unlimited. To learn more about Dashlane, visit: https://www.dashlane.com/.

You can also learn more about the free services offered through Cengage Unlimited here: https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/partner-offers/

About Cengage
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. As the largest US-based provider of teaching and learning materials for higher education, we offer valuable options at affordable price points. Our industry-leading initiatives include Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service.  We embrace innovation to create learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. Headquartered in Boston, Cengage also serves K-12, library and workforce training markets around the world. Visit us at www.cengage.com or find us on Facebook or Twitter.

About Dashlane
Dashlane simplifies and secures your digital identity—all your personal information that lives online. Across all platforms and devices, the intuitive Dashlane app automatically fills and stores passwords, personal data, and payment details to help you manage, monitor, and protect your digital identity. Available in 11 languages and trusted by 11+ million people in 180 countries (and growing), it’s the complete, global solution for living safely and seamlessly online—at home, at work, and everywhere in between. Dashlane Business is the key to success for enterprise security – a simple, innovative solution built to protect and empower organizations and their employees.

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Emily Featherston
Cengage
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