From UB

The day following the Virginia Tech massacre, students in a Midwestern state university were taking a class taught by the university president. Someone looked outside and saw a student walking on campus with a rifle.

The horrendous events at Virginia Tech have led to a number of inquiries about campus safety and retention. There are no good answers for what happened. For the parents, families, and the Virginia Tech community there will just be questions and anger. I know, unfortunately.

I WAS TRAVELING LAST MONTH WHEN WORD came of the horrific shooting deaths at Virginia Tech. From my hotel I watched numerous news reports on the shootings, trying to make sense of a senseless situation.

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.