Table of Contents: University Business, July 2014

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Cover Story

New economic normal forcing smaller institutions to expand academic, business models

Feature

Feature

How college and university dining programs are catering to today’s on-the-go students
What to know about current accessibility standards for campus building and renovation projects

Focus

Professional Opinion

Is the trend toward accelerated degrees the natural outcome of decades of degree inflation?
With money supply increasing, the probability of higher inflation also is rising
How to protect against internal theft
Shared services add missing pieces to the expense puzzle

Sustainable View

Biodigester was developed with technology created by one of university's professors

Behind the News

Nearly four in 10 seniors reported using Snapchat but fewer than 3 percent of colleges and universities recruited with it
Long-term effects may be seen in local economies
Over the past five years, students have asked for ADA accommodations on the LSAT
The average yield rate among four-year colleges and universities fell from 42.9 percent in 2009 to 36.9 percent in 2012
Giving students a heads up about potentially disturbing course material

Donors & Dollars

Cougar Corporate Partners donations split between scholarships, career programs

Hashtag Highlight

Sense of Place

Also: University of Indianapolis' $28M Health Pavilion and Wabash College's new housing complex

Course Catalog

Literature and writing course examines narration of traumatic events

Internet Technology

People are logged in to social media all day—it takes only a click to sign in with social logins

People Watch

Also: The University of Baltimore and Union College (Neb.) pick new leaders

In Every Issue

On Topic

CEO of the Minerva Project says it starts with a clean slate, without the baggage of a traditional school.

Education Innovators

Education Innovators

UBTech open keynote speaker Richard Baraniuk, of Rice University, discusses free, high-quality textbooks for college courses

Distributed Campus

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Colleges’ mobile apps become more robust, incorporating campus information and safety alerts

Campus Finance News

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New economic normal forcing smaller institutions to expand academic, business models