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At Boise State University's Micron Center for Materials Research, students and faculty will have access to 40 research laboratories and other spaces.

ENERGETIC ALLIES—Hampshire College, which operates a solar farm on its Massachusetts campus (above), has joined a coalition of four other small colleges to buy power from a new solar farm in Maine.

Five New England colleges have teamed up in a unique partnership, choosing a site in Farmington, Maine, for a solar-power farm that will reduce carbon footprints on each campus and show students sustainability in action.

Source: Alcohol and Other Drug Use at UMass Amherst Survey, 2012

Continued binge drinking and destructive student behavior have driven higher ed leaders to refine off-campus behavior policies.

As huddle rooms within academic buildings grow in popularity, what challenges—perhaps unexpected ones—tend to crop up for administrators and professors? 

BLUE LIGHT BEACON—Kansas State University Police monitor phone call boxes located throughout the campus.  Besides seeking help in an emergency or reporting other incidents, the community is also encouraged the use the boxes for wayfinding assistance. (Cindy Hollingsworth).

Mobile apps, text alerts, personal panic buttons and other new technologies give students more ways to communicate safety concerns.

What role does visible security technology play in deterring campus crime and giving students, prospective students/families, and others peace of mind?

SAVE A LIFE—Bridgewater State Police Chief David Tillinghast kicked off the university’s Narcan program, which provides training on use of the overdose-reversal drug. It is stored in 50 public places across campus.

Training is underway at colleges and universities to teach more people how to administer the drug that reverses opioid overdoses.

In his trainings with students, faculty and staff, Detective Sgt. Robert McEvoy, of the Bridgewater State University Police in Massachusetts, details the following signs of an opioid overdose.

These signs are:


Link to main story: Colleges train to reverse opioid overdoses


A few months after Boston University’s successful merger with Wheelock College, the University of Massachusetts drew a greater degree of scrutiny for its acquisition of Mount Ida College.

Whether you call them huddle rooms, breakout rooms or collaboration rooms, small group spaces cropping up in various campus buildings are changing the way academic facilities are used.

As global collaboration increases in higher education, so do concerns about violence abroad.

The Ringling College of Art and Design’s campus in Sarasota, Florida, has given the Alfred R. Goldstein library its own three-story structure in the heart of the campus.

Meghan Hollowell is dean of College Support Services at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

From IT support staff to upper-level administration, everyone wants to protect student data from the hackers who hope to pilfer it.

As the trend in active learning classrooms has accelerated internationally, colleges in the U.S. can learn from the cutting-edge classroom design and technology that other countries have built.

Imagine a relay race with no one to hand off the torch?  This is the daunting challenge we face with the future of agricultural education. Nationwide, fewer than one out of ten students are likely to consider agriculture as a career and among agricultural students, one out of ten will actually consider agricultural education as an option.

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