Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Clark Atlanta University Signs Digital Deal

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Clark Atlanta University Signs Digital Deal

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HERNDON, VA.

Through an agreement with the Herndon, Va.-based Ruckus Network company, Clark Atlanta University students living on-campus will be able to download hundreds of thousands of songs and over 45 blockbuster movies on a monthly basis. Only the fifth school to sign on with Ruckus since its launch in October 2004, Clark Atlanta students will have an online community where they can access entertainment and search for classmates with similar interests.

The Ruckus Network allows students to download movies and music as well as post and download original student content--all within an interactive student community--based on exclusive licensing agreements with the biggest names in music, movies and TV shows. Ruckus has licensing agreements with Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group.

"We are excited to be one of the first of the HBCUs to oilier a digital media service to our students," says De'Neia Whitted, student life director at CAU. "With the vast opportunities that Ruckus provides our students, from entertainment to self-publishing to online community, we continue to improve upon our reputation as leaders in higher education. …

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