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    Blackboard expands through CUNY

    CUNY agreed to a 10 year contract with Blackboard Inc., a company that several of the University’s schools are already familiar with, on Nov. 27 to establish an online teaching and learning platform for all of its campuses. This will feature Blackboard under a new leader as Michael Chasen, Blackboard’s co-founder and chief executive officer, intends to step down at the end of this year. With more than 540,000 students across 23 campuses, CUNY needs the technology to meet the needs of its students, officials said. In a press release by CUNY’s deputy chief information officer, James Haggard said, “We’re trying to structure ourselves so that we can chart a…