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TLP: Redefining College Towns for the 21st Century

Online education’s impact and how college towns can reinvent themselves

Growing numbers of students came to campus this fall, as they have for over half a century. The beginning of school year ritual seems to go on forever, but for the first time, there are signs that, in its present form, it won’t. And it is the oft-ignored college town outside the campus that will be most affected.

NYC Land Up for Grabs

Proposals are in from institutions vying to build a tech campus in the “city that never sleeps” as part of the “Applied Sciences NYC” initiative. It’s the beginning of an effort to bring New York City to the forefront of technology start-ups and innovation. The request for proposal was announced in July by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and other members of his cabinet, and the initiative will provide a university, institution, or consortium city-owned land and up to $100 million to cover building costs.

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Colleges and Universities Are Going on a .XXX Domain Shopping Spree

Yes, Colleges and Universities are snapping up .XXX Domains left and right. But no, they're not aspiring to be future AVN award winners. Instead, schools like Missouri and Washington University are buying up domains like missouri.xxx and washu.xxx to protect their names.

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Dalrymple Signs N.D. Bill Repealing Sioux Nickname Mandate

Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed legislation repealing the law that mandates use of the UND Fighting Sioux nickname. Earlier, the North Dakota House voted 63-31 in favor of repeal, sending the bill to governor's office.

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Systems Alliance Redesigns and Launches New Website for Mount St. Mary's University

Systems Alliance, a Web and IT consulting firm helping clients build, assess and optimize online properties, today announced it had re-designed and launched a new website for Mount St. Mary’s University (the Mount), the nation’s second-oldest Catholic university, based in Emmitsburg, Maryland. With a fresh visual design, intuitive information architecture and mobile friendly content, the new site was developed to help the Mount more effectively engage prospective students.

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Converge Consulting Launches #FAC Friday After Class Live Chat Sessions with Higher Education Marketing Industry Experts

Converge Consulting (http://www.convergeconsulting.org/) is proud to announce the launch of a live chat series, Friday After Class, in which higher education industry experts engage audience members in discussions of tips, resources, and strategies related to smart marketing in higher education. Topics include (but are not limited to) web content strategy, social media strategy, web analytics strategy, etc.

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Spirit Lake Accuses Univ of North Dakota Of Failing To Respond To Open Records Request

On the eve of the North Dakota Legislature’s return to the Fighting Sioux nickname debate, the Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe has accused UND of failing to respond to its requests for email records concerning the issue.

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No Alabama Universities Agree To Be In Study Of Teacher Education Programs

No Alabama universities have agreed to participate in a national study of the quality of teacher education programs and several, including UAB, UAH, the University of Alabama and the University of Montevallo, have chosen to opt out.

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MTV’s Next Reality Star: University for the Deaf

MTV’s college channel, mtvU, which has taken its cameras and microphones into lectures, concerts and protests at schools across the country, will next attempt to capture university life of an entirely different nature: a campus where nearly all students are deaf.

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