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Coursera Creates an Academic Advisory Board

Nine top academic officials from universities that offer free online courses through Coursera will be part of the upstart company’s first academic advisory board, Coursera announced on Thursday. The panel, which will have a rotating membership, will advise the company on “strategic academic and business decisions,” according to a news release. Coursera’s announcement comes two days after it introduced a new recruiting service that charges employers to connect with top students who are interested in job opportunities.

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