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February 19, 2001 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Simmons College to Launch Competitive Intelligence Graduate Program

Boston-based Simmons College ( has announced that it's establishing a master's degree program in competitive intelligence, claiming that it will be the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Beginning in May, Simmons' Competitive Intelligence Center (CIC) will offer courses to working professionals that can lead to a master's degree or post-master's certificate in competitive intelligence, as well as professional development courses. Course selection will be tailored to each applicant's career objectives.

The curriculum, based on survey results from more than 200 members of the international Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP;, is being offered in an end-of-week format convenient for working practitioners to travel to Boston for intensive, personalized in-class training. Courses will be offered from Thursdays at noon through Saturdays at 5 p.m. The interdisciplinary program, which is under the aegis of the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, will draw faculty from Simmons' graduate schools, faculty from other colleges and universities, and members of SCIP. After March 1, information will be available at the CIC Web site at

Source: Simmons College

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