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Xavier University Unveils Its New Symbol Of Power

The new symbol of Xavier University's power and authority stands 3 1/2 feet tall and weighs 27 pounds. It's made of bronze, copper and finely carved mahogany, and it contains a shred of clothing that once belonged to a saint.

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EducationDynamics Launches BrandWatchLive, Robust Compliance & Brand Monitoring Solution

New Service Streamlines Brand Protection With Tools That Allow Colleges and Universities to More Easily Monitor for Non-Compliant Lead Vendors, Brand Abuses

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Scoring Big With New Football Teams

In an era when many schools are dropping team sports, a growing number are bucking the trend by taking to the gridiron.

The University of Texas at San Antonio campus is dominated by modern cream-colored buildings with dark red tile roofs and acres of parking lots, testimony to 40 years of serving largely as a commuter school for students from the surrounding area.

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U Of North Dakota Student President Asks N.D. Citizens To Let Nickname Fight End

In an open letter addressed Tuesday to “the citizens of the state of North Dakota,” UND’s student body president urged that people allow the university and its students to put the Fighting Sioux nickname controversy behind them.

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U of Colorado: Ralphie's Image Reserved For Competition, Not Letterhead

Tightening reins on mascot's image is result of branding campaign

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Claremont McKenna College Removed From Magazine Ranking

Amid scandal over inflated reporting of incoming classes' SAT scores, Kiplinger financial publication has dropped the campus from its list of best values in liberal arts colleges.

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After the Scandal

Rebuilding an Institution's Brand

Once a school like Penn State or Syracuse has gone through the ethical and public relations disaster of a child sexual abuse scandal ... what comes next? How do you fix what’s broken? Can you even think about rebuilding the brand?

Yes ... but it’s tough. It takes character, both for the organization and on a personal level.

Emerging from this kind of crisis means going through three different stages: denial, damage control, and decision. Lots of people, and lots of institutions, never make it through to that third stage.

There's an App for That

Answers to common questions about getting started with institutional apps

Social networking, online banking, entertainment... There’s an app for that—and for everything else you can think of. When it comes to higher ed, there’s an app for that, too. From behind-the-scenes mobile CRM apps to in-your-face athletic program apps, campus administrators are developing ways to make students’, administrators’, and faculty members’ lives a bit easier (or just more fun).

A Home[page] for All

5 tips to ease website redesigns

An institutional website is not only often the first contact a prospective student has with a college or university but also a constant landing point for current students, faculty, and staff. “We looked at trends and research and realized that the website is very important to recruiting,” says Beverly Golden, director of marketing and communications at The University of Texas at Tyler. “It might be the first thing people see about your institution.”

Beyond Facebook

What's next for social media in higher ed

Last November, Facebook wunderkind Mark Zuckerberg paid a visit to Harvard for the first time since dropping out of sight in 2004. In his address to students, the social media guru proclaimed that Facebook “is just getting started.” Remarkably, social networking has, in the past five years, forever changed the higher learning landscape. It will profoundly shape the higher ed marketplace in the next decade. Today, it’s estimated that more than 800 million people around the world depend on Facebook.