Presidential Progress

University of Miami's Donna Shalala is a high-profile president with purpose.

IN FRONT OF A WIDE WINDOW IN PRESIDENT Donna Shalala's ground floor office at the University of Miami, two picture frames make perfect bookends for the latest chapters in her remarkable career.

Construction Delivery

Competitive bidding may rule the construction scene, but that doesn't make it the best choice for all campus projects. Here's how your peers are breaking out of the box.

Endowment Politics

When advancement strategies are defensive.

IT IS CERTAINLY MORE RARE than common for a university's actions, such as taking down a cross at a campus chapel or investing in companies that do business in Darfur, to directly affect donations, but that relationship-between behavior and endowments-is evolving, and some say the link may strengthen in the future.

Document Management <br> Across Campus

Leading the way to a paperless office.</p>

Smart and Sustainable

Colleges and universities strive to meet the needs of the present-and ensure that future generations will be able to as well.

<b>Community colleges are spreading the sustainability message and putting smart practices to use.</b>

The New Face of ERP

Enterprise applications come out of the back office to manage everything from business operations to student lifecycle relations.

WHEN IT COMES TO ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS, ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL. Just ask John Southard, chief technology officer for New York Law School.

Institutions Expand Rich Media Efforts

As software applications get more user-friendly and bandwidth gets more robust, institutions expand their rich media efforts beyond online courses.

For most of its 2006 season, the football team at Ohio Wesleyan University attracted a record number of spectators not just its loyal fans but also thousands of enthusiasts for every visiting team, going well beyond the capacity of its stadium.

The Innocents Abroad

Ten tips for avoiding (or managing) an emergency when your students travel to study at colleges and universities throughout the globe.

FOREIGN TRAVEL AND individual exchange programs have long been accepted as a great way to make the world a smaller place by fostering relationships and cultural understanding on a personal level. But protecting students when they are on the other side of the world isn't always easy to do.

Designing a Unified Campus

When landscape and other site designers get creative, a campus's character can shine.

SHADED BY A WILLOW TREE, A SMALL CLASS SITS ON a well-manicured lawn. The women's running team circles around a pristine track as seated onlookers applaud.

The Kids Are All Right

As the number of young alumni grows, alumni offices must get creative to keep recent grads engaged.