Recently while doing some research for a story, I was caught off guard when I found a web log purportedly written by Philip Eaton, president of Seattle Pacific University (Wash.). The blog was casual and witty, and, judging by the comments, apparently enjoyed a devoted following of readers.
A few weeks ago I attended a higher education media dinner, at which college and university presidents engaged in a freewheeling discussion of a number of issues raised by journalists. One topic that came up was the coverage, or lack of coverage, of community colleges. And they were right.
FUNCTION: Rec center and student lounge
Licensing Dollars Boost Higher Education's Bottom Line
The challenge for today's colleges and universities is to reconcile their clear need to remain competitive while controlling their costs, which have been spiraling ever higher in recent years.
When Stephen Landry became chief information officer of Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., in 1996, the university had a pokey 56-kilobit telephone modem connection to the internet.
In 2004, Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., received an amazing gift.
Taylor Behl was a pretty, sympathetic, and emotionally trusting 17-year-old freshman who came to the city of Richmond in late summer to begin studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. How can these things be certain?
By age 63, I had become a successful, wealthy entrepreneur many times over. Incensed that the son of an employee had been denied admission to medical school despite having adequate credentials, I decided to open my own institution.