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The Big Business of Research

Research universities are finding new ways to leverage their intellectual capital.

YOU COULD EASILY miss the small office suite as you travel the bare fourth floor corridor in an all-concrete building on the MIT campus-were it not for the dazzlingly blue wall around the next corner announcing the DuPont-MIT Alliance (DMA).

Spellings Lessons

As the Commission on the Future of Higher Education prepares for phase two of its plan to fix higher ed, some of its members discuss how we arrived at this point.

Tragedy at Virginia Tech

Security experts review the events on the Blacksburg campus, while higher ed officials nationwide review emergency procedures. What could have been done to prevent fatalities?

The facts about the incident at Virginia Polytechnic Institute that took place Monday, April 16, are staggering. A total of 33 students and staff were killed in the deadliest shooting in America. The gunman, English student Cho Seung-Hui, was a loner who was identified as troubled by at least two professors at Virginia Tech. After killing two people at 7:15 a.m.

Online Help for Administrators in the Wake of Virginia Tech Tragedy

Links to education and health organizations that can help; statements from higher ed leaders on the shootings.

Links to resources for coping with crisis

American Counseling Association (http://www.counseling.org/PressRoom/NewsReleases.aspx?AGuid=b8890bed-5842-4c52-8719-eeb4fcbbd562)

American Psychiatric Association

Caring in Times of Disaster links (http://www.psych.org/disasterpsych)

American School Counselor Association

Online Help for Administrators in the Wake of Virginia Tech Tragedy

Links to education and health organizations that can help; statements from higher ed leaders on the shootings.

Links to resources for coping with crisis

American Counseling Association (http://www.counseling.org/PressRoom/NewsReleases.aspx?AGuid=b8890bed-5842-4c52-8719-eeb4fcbbd562)

American Psychiatric Association

Caring in Times of Disaster links (http://www.psych.org/disasterpsych)

American School Counselor Association

Working The Web

Interactive Web 2.0 technologies may help improve teaching and learning, as well as staff productivity.

Think of the early World Wide Web as version 1.0.

Facilities Directors Speak Out

Four respected campus facilities leaders share their thoughts on the changing role of facilities directors and their departments.

Joseph D. Rubertone is associate vice president for Facilities Administration at

Getting A Bigger Picture

Web conferencing and related video conferencing systems are connecting campuses to students and staff far and wide.

Password Protected

Identity management can keep an IHE safer, but making these systems easy to use can be tricky.

Although it causes IT support employees to cringe, with reason, people sometimes recall passwords by writing them on Post-It Notes and sticking them to a computer monitor. In the past at Chippewa Valley Technical College (Wis.), that tactic would have begun to obscure the screen.

Transportation Trends

IHEs take the lead in reducing auto pollution and vehicle overpopulation.
 

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