A robot for the food delivery market first debuted at George Mason University in January 2019 from Starship Technologies (Starship). Starship did minimal marketing for these new robots for package and food delivery, but students found them, found the app, and then started requesting package and food delivery. It took off from there.

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Based on an unprecedented number of college closures, along with complex demographic challenges showing continued reductions in the number of college-aged students, states are struggling to determine how to best protect both students and college employees. Currently, most states have been reactive, and have only taken action after a college has announced its intention to

Stating the obvious, college is one of the most important and expensive investments Americans make. In addition to tuition costs, from a consumer perspective, other factors should be important in deciding on a college, including graduate employment prospects, average student loan debt, and average number of semesters taken to complete a degree. If you were making a decision on buying a car, you would have access to a tremendous amount comparative information, some generated and collected by the federal government, and other information coming from the manufactures themselves.

Despite the fact that vast amounts of very detailed consumer information exists regarding colleges that could be used by students for comparison purposes, the Higher Education Act currently prevents the collation and publication of this otherwise useful comparative data. As a result of the Higher Education Act, students are left with incomplete and inconsistent data to base their college decision on. 
Continue Reading Empowerment or Intrusion? The College Transparency Act of 2017

On May 9, 2017, the Illinois Appellate Court held that the College of DuPage Foundation (Foundation), a fundraising organization for the public College of DuPage (College), is subject to the state’s open records law. In doing so, the Court rejected the Foundation’s argument that it was a charitable organization with no public role, and instead found that the Foundation was performing a government function for the College.

In April 2015, the College and the Foundation received a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests from the Chicago Tribune (Tribune) seeking, among other documents, any federal grand jury subpoena received by the Foundation. The College responded that it did not have any responsive documents, and the Foundation stated that it was not subject to FOIA. The College had, in fact, received a federal grand jury subpoena (Subpoena) directed to the Foundation, which was provided to the Foundation and then delivered to the Foundation’s outside counsel. After it was denied access to the Subpoena, the Tribune brought suit against both the Foundation and the College. 
Continue Reading Illinois Court Rules That College Foundation Documents Subject to FOIA