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April 10 — We've begun adding courses to the Computer & Technology page -- 7 free classes, and we'll be adding dozens more over the next few weeks!

April 7 — Explore our new section of ESL/EFL classes for users around the world who want to learn English. There are 7 free classes, and more to come! If you have friends who might find these ESL classes useful, invite them to stop by VU and set up a desk!

March 18 — We have added 20 free classes to our catalog. There's a mix of writing classes such as The Creative Spark, Hypergrammar and Digital Poetry, and some fascinating religion courses.

Mar 16 — Our credit card payment system has been transitioned to Stripe, a leader in secure e-commerce solutions. Now when you pay student fees or donate to VU, your credit card details will be sent directly to our processor and will never be stored on our server, reducing the risk to data breach to near zero.

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