Business Continuity

Ten Years After Sept. 11

New York-area higher ed leaders recall a tragic day

Every American can recall where they were on September 11, 2001 when hijacked airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in D.C., and a field in rural Pennsylvania. The day brought families, communities, and the nation together in mourning for, and later remembrance of, those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks. For administrators at New York City higher ed institutions, Sept. 11 brought the monumental task of organizing memorial services, setting up aid for the university and community population, and implementing emergency policy changes.

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Harrisburg University: Will it survive financial struggle?

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is the Blanche DuBois of Pennsylvania higher education. Like Tennessee Williams' tragic heroine in “A Streetcar Named Desire,” the university is both alluring and fragile. Despite all efforts to keep up appearances—and some illusions of grandeur—its past threatens to overwhelm its shaky present.

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Higher ed endowments are headed for a shakeout, analysts warn

Facing skeptical customers, declining enrollment, an antiquated financial model that is hemorrhaging money, and new kinds of low-cost competition, some U.S. universities and colleges may be going the way of the music and journalism industries.

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Jackson Community College considering dropping the word 'community'

Jackson Community College (Mich.) is moving ahead with plans to drop the word “community” from its name because it now offers some four-year degrees. The college also hopes to lure more international students.

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Community Colleges Pick Up Students After Business Schools Close

Students imagine a number of outcomes when they enroll in a course of study, but the one that probably doesn’t occur to them is the possibility they’ll show up to class and find their college closed. That is what happened to students in Connecticut and Rhode Island attending Butler Business School and Sawyer School.

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Mississippi University Needs Millions in Storm Repairs

Officials estimate it will take tens of millions of dollars to repair damage caused by Sunday’s tornado at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. The College Board voted unanimously on Wednesday to allow the higher education commissioner, Hank M. Bounds, to sign contracts and take other actions without board approval to help the 16,000-student university recover.

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Homes Wrecked, Dozen Hurt In Mississippi Tornado

Residents shaken by a tornado that mangled homes in Mississippi were waking up Monday to a day of removing trees, patching roofs and giving thanks for their survival

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Business Continuity Plan Refresh

A disaster is the wrong time to make sure a campus' plan for continuing operations works. Is your plan all that it needs to be?

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Rutgers-Newark, NJIT Move Classes And Close Buildings As Power Outage Widens

Rutgers-Newark and the New Jersey Institute of Technology are moving classes and evacuating buildings due to a widening power outage that is expected to last most of the day, campus officials said.

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Cross-Training Allows Two Community Colleges to Do More with Less

With budgets still tight and a workforce still lean, some higher ed institutions, including Houston Community College and Onondaga Community College (N.Y.), are applying an old approach that allows them to do more with less: cross-training.

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