From UB

This is the second in a two-column series. The first, published in May 2006, was an anonymous letter from a chief marketing officer to a college president.

Who will control broadband access?

FUNCTION: Sports and rec center featuring interactive art exhibits and displays of athletics history at Haverford College, a 1,140-student school.

By now we've all heard that the Commission on the Future of Higher Education may recommend standardized tests as a way to compare and rank institutions. Such tests would likely attempt to measure general reasoning and communication skills.

Oxford, Yale and Stanford closed their joint not-for-profit online venture, AllLearn (Alliance for Lifelong Learning) citing insufficient enrollments and funding as the primary reasons.

At a recent conference, David Kirp, Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, coined the term "amenities arms race" to describe the growing competition between institutions to recruit students by building quality-of-life facilities not related to direct classroom instr

It is vital that a college or university attract top students. Offering innovative programs that extend beyond the campus walls is one way universities can appeal to the best and brightest students.

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