From UB

Near the breathtaking northern tip of the Appalachian Trail is one of six schools that represent a growing trend in higher education. This IHE and its peers form The Eco League--a band of colleges and universities devoted to the environment.

When you're known for being green, the number of inquiries from those looking to replicate your efforts can quickly jump to a level that's overwhelming.

The last few years have seen tremendous progress towards sustainability. Whether fueled by surging energy prices or genuine interest in the environment, one cannot pick up a major consumer magazine--or a facility magazine for that matter--without seeing an article devoted to sustainability.

When providing sustainable options for your students, don't leave the bookstore out. The environment is currently in fashion with students, so being organic, recycled, or sustainable could give an item the edge it needs to be taken back to the dorm.

FOR YEARS, PURSUING AN MBA has meant joining a mostly men's club. Male students have long been the norm at business school, and even today only one-third of students are women.

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, enrollments at community colleges are growing rapidly. According to 2004 data (the most recent) from the National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), almost 40 percent of all students enrolled in higher education institutions are enrolled at two-year institutions.

IN THE MARCH 2007 ISSUE OF University Business, some observations about social networking websites were noted. Members of sites such as Facebook and MySpace are wary of the encroachment of business into their online spaces.

WHEN THE HR DEPART-ment at Western Michigan University wants to upgrade its software, the process is not as simple as placing an order with the IT department.

THE RECENT SCRUTINY OF colleges' preferred lender lists by state and federal officials, while intended to expose unscrupulous student lending practices, has generated a flood of misleading information in the media and in political arenas about a common practice designed to benefit students.

THE EARLY MONTHS OF 2007 have been a bit treacherous for community colleges. Several reports have concluded that while these institutions must be admired for making higher ed accessible, they aren't ensuring that enough students graduate or transfer.

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