End Note

Ailing College Health Programs

Cures for college-sponsored program woes

AMERICA'S COLLEGE HEALTH systems are gravely ill. Unless faculty and campus administrators address these coverage issues, students could be one disease or accident away from losing the education for which they are paying.

Timely Warning

A CIO's perspective on the value of a well planned and coordinated emergency response system

The Future Is Now

How e-learning is growing as an accepted tool for teaching

The Study Abroad Provider Picture

<em>A college president's outlook on why these providers shouldn't be painted with the same brush</em>

The Ins and Outs of Going Global

<em>Advice from a global academic program administrator</em>

School-of-Life Degree

Reflections by a former alumni magazine editor on academia and beyond

I've graduated a second time, this time from the school of life. My first degree, a bachelor's in English, was from <b>Franklin & Marshall College</b> in Lancaster, Pa. Back then, deciding to live more than an hour away from home was a gigantic step.

Assessing an Institution's Heart and Soul

An administrator takes a look beyond the U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Bringing Reason and Common Sense to MRSA Madness

What administrators can do to calm fears and protect those on campus

METHICILLIN-RESISTANT Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been receiving top-story media attention. About 25 percent of Americans each year are likely affected in some manner with staph infection. And it's predicted that some 20,000 will die from MRSA, a strain of staph that is resistant to numerous antibiotics of the beta-lactam family.

Helping Students Cope with Homesickness

It's a job that administrators are taking on in various ways.

"THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE home," said Judy Garland as Dorothy in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz. That simple statement is still used very often in today's society-especially among first-year college students.


Applicants Omit Class Rank Many competitive high schools have stopped providing this information.

WHEN THE ADMISSIONS offices in northeastern colleges make their final decisions on whom to accept or deny this year, they won't be able to rely on one of the most widely used criteria-class rank. That's because many high schools, especially those that are highly competitive, have stopped providing class rank information to colleges.