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Licensing Dollars Boost Higher Education's Bottom Line

FUNCTION: Social hub (dining hall, meeting and lounge space, snack bar, convenience store) for campus community of four residence halls

A new report from the nonprofit Pew Hispanic Center may be welcomed as a step forward in efforts to enroll underrepresented minorities--or as a call for work that still needs to be done.

The annual fall dust-up over the rankings published by U.S News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and others has finally died down.

I have always viewed communication as essential to the position of a university president. In my short time as president of Loyola University New Orleans, I have been guided by a basic, underlying commitment to be as open and transparent as possible in my decision-making.

With decreasing funding and increasing demand from students and faculty for the latest technology, smart spending of technology budgets is crucial at colleges and universities today.

It tantalizes the best millennial students with colorful and personalized brochures, screaming the student's name and interests.

Here's the good news: According to Chicago-area firm Teenage Research Unlimited, young people spent upwards of a whopping $169 billion in 2004. Those dollars can translate into significant business around colleges and can impact the way a school attracts Generation Y prospects.

In terms of expansion planning, University of St. Francis had done everything right. The Catholic institution in Joliet, Ill., got input from city officials and residents.

This fall a couple dozen students across the United States took up blogging for their alma maters. In occasional or weekly posts they offer slices of campus life that the Admissions office can share with prospective students and their parents.

Technology took center stage October 18-21 in Orlando for the annual Educause conference. More than 200 technology companies and other exhibitors were on hand to showcase their latest products and services for higher education.

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