Articles: UB Archive

Seizing opportunity in a time of crisis can be risky, but in the depths of the recent recession, Muhlenberg College (Pa.) made a bold move, launching three very ambitious construction projects with the potential to strengthen the college's competitive position swiftly and dramatically.

Similar to the cold and flu season, no one is immune to being affected by the current economic downturn. The largest foundations and endowments in the world and most prestigious universities in the nation are also at risk of "getting sick."

Universities build residence halls with a variety of existing factors: demanding schedules, difficult sites, restricted budgets, and predetermined needs. Frequently universities need early involvement of the structural engineer to meet these requirements.

Several years ago, I joined a University Cashier department as the first new employee hired after several staff cuts and a hiring freeze.

We asked what makes your administrative department an efficiency model, and you delivered. Everyone in higher education is being forced to do more with less. Stellar campus administrative departments are continually working to also do it all better than ever before.

The story you are about to read is true. Only the names (of the schools) have been changed to protect the innocent.

Reconciliation Act to Provide Better Funding

The federal student loan program is going through some big changes, namely that it will create direct lending from the federal government to students, eliminating the current bank-based system of lending.

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