Ron Schachter

Ron Schachter is a Boston-based freelance writer.

Articles by Ron Schachter

University Business, October 2014

Tabletop emergency exercises are part of the drill for Greencastle, Ind., Police Chief Tom Sutherlin and DePauw University Director of Public Safety Angela Nally. They met in August for an exercise at the Emergency Operations Center in Greencastle.
Cooperation between college and local police is expanding, although sexual assaults remain a major concern

University Business, April 2014

Making connections: Christine Siegel (left), associate VP for  academic affairs at Fairfield University, and grad student Stacie  Miles (right) help support students in the early college program—such as Brieanna Daniels, a senior attending high school in neighboring Bridgeport—to succeed in their college courses.
Inside the growing movement to enroll high school students in college courses
Providing 1-to-1 support: Georgia Perimeter College Dual Enrollment program student Travis Crawford (left) works on a physics project under the instruction of Vivian Mativo and Fred Buls.
To gain NACEP certification, a college or university has to adhere to more than a dozen standards

University Business, March 2013

A rash of high-profile firings offers some lessons in starting out

University Business, October 2012

What’s missing in this picture? Staff at the Brigham Young University Bookstore wheel out the textbook shelves after the term is underway to make room for a clothing boutique. The store now offers a wider array of merchandise that any other time in its 106-year history.
Economic realities and innovative merchandising are transforming the traditional campus bookstore.

University Business, May 2012

Student Caitlin Smith of Adelphi U gets a helping hand from Susan Spencer Farinacci, executive director of the Learning Disabilities Program there.
Special centers at colleges and universities are making a positive difference for a growing student population.

University Business, March 2012

Anna Maria College football players on the field
In an era when many schools are dropping team sports, a growing number are bucking the trend by taking to the gridiron.

University Business, Sept 2011

Twenty-first century challenges are threatening a bastion of faculty power and pride.

University Business, Jan 2011

As their cities struggle to find tax revenue, some colleges and universities are stepping up with payments in lieu of taxes.