From UB

Colleges and universities face a slate of migraine-inducing financial challenges.

The U.S. economy is built on brainpower. Its growth is not driven by class or wealth, but by the ability of its citizens to create, innovate, and improve products and services. It is a knowledge economy, and the key to success in a knowledge economy is the higher education system.

Research institution leaders who keep on thinking that any company is dying to spend its research dollars on their institution just might wind up in the dog house (or somewhere close to it). Or at least that's what one university president believes.

The anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist strikes will always be a sad and bitter one.

Universities have been more creative recently in controlling rising health-care costs for faculty and staff members.

At least once a month I get the phone call. A client wants to hire a chief marketing officer (CMO). Do I have a job description they can use?

At first, it was almost imperceptible, that gut feeling that something had changed in the rarefied atmosphere of higher ed leadership circles.

University Business has compiled a list of websites that have become central points of contact for college administrators, faculty, staff, and students in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. These sites contain information clearinghouses, helpful links, and/or listservs.

When about 1,650 freshmen started their classes at Duke University (N.C.) last fall, they arrived bearing more than the typical tools of education. Each was equipped with an Apple iPod.

Faculty and staff at Southern Methodist University in Dallas gathered on Monday afternoon for an emergency response session that had been scheduled for months. Little did they know how quickly they would put the lessons to use.

It all started with the living room drapes. As my wife stood back to appraise the job I did hanging the drapes, I had an eerie sensation that something wasn't quite right.

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