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Welcome to Social Paper (beta)!

We are excited to announce the launch of Social Paper (beta), a networked writing environment that enables students to compose and share all forms of their written work across across courses, disciplines, institutions and academic terms. Likewise, students can browse and comment on the papers of their peers. Unlike many learning management systems or course […]

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DiRT, Commons in a Box, and DHCommons Receive Mellon Foundation Grant

The University of California, Berkeley and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York are pleased to announce that the Mellon Foundation has generously provided a $150,000 grant to fund a partnership between the DiRT (Digital Research Tools) Directory, Commons In A Box, and the DHCommons project directory that will develop APIs to link these initiatives, providing […]

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Welcome to Commons 1.5!

We are pleased to announce CUNY Academic Commons, version 1.5! While this is our first major release in more than a year, to say that the Commons 1.5 milestone has been over four years in the making is certainly not an understatement*. Though the 1.5 release includes over twenty new features, below are some highlights. […]

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CUNY Academic Commons Launches Commons In A Box (Press Release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: New York, NY — November 19, 2012 2:00 PM EST Contact Information: Matthew K. Gold, Ph.D. Director, CUNY Academic Commons commons@gc.cuny.edu CUNY ACADEMIC COMMONS LAUNCHES COMMONS IN A BOX & COMMONSINABOX.ORG The CUNY Academic Commons, an initiative of the City University of New York, is proud to release:   Commons In A […]

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PressCrew and Infinity Are Joining the Commons In A Box Team

The Commons In A Box project aims to provide universities and similarly minded organizations with a powerful, professional, free, and easy-to-use platform for community engagement. A central part of any such platform is its interface. CBox is built on BuddyPress and will work with any BP-compatible WordPress theme. Thus, organizations with the right kind of […]

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Reactions to the Commons In A Box Project

Traffic on the Commons was up 44% throughout the week as news of the Commons In A Box project circulated through academic journals, blogs, and Twitter.  Comments on our initial announcement were numerous – some congratulatory, but most written by representatives of institutions anxious to chat and gather more information. The same day as the announcement, […]

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The CUNY Academic Commons Announces The Commons in a Box Project

The CUNY Academic Commons is proud to announce the establishment of The Commons in a Box, a new open-source project that will help other organizations quickly and easily install and customize their own Commons platforms. With generous support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the CUNY Academic Commons team will launch the free software project […]

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