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Binghamton University has extended its reach to the business sector with the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and startup companies.

Paul Viccica and Lois Goodell are principals with the CBT architectural firm.

The criteria employers use to evaluate recent college graduates for jobs in the real world of today have changed dramatically.

What is the biggest roadblock to widespread use of video analytics technology?

“ROI. Understanding how to design and implement solutions that work with the analytics system—and not against it—make the difference. Campuses offer a diverse environment with a range of challenges. Proper design and deployment can yield a measurable return on investment.”

—Jammy DeSousa, senior product manager, security products, building technologies and solutions, Johnson Controls

Video analytics has been considered the next big thing in campus security. But the surveillance technology, also known as video content analysis, is just beginning to catch the eye of higher ed security administrators.

Increasingly sophisticated cameras may enhance security, but they also raise privacy concerns.

Administrators must confront these issues when upgrading surveillance technology and tracking the analytics it generates, advises Larry Consalvos of IXP Corporation, the company that provided software, consulting and project management for Cal State, Northridge’s systems.

Throughout Florida, colleges and universities are hiring faculty to accommodate growing high-demand fields like health and engineering.

Jack Sharman and Brandon K. Essig are partners in the white collar criminal defense and corporate investigations practice at the law firm Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC. Clint Speegle is an associate in the firm’s NCAA compliance practice. 

A recent decision by U.S. District Court Judge Philip Simon granted a preliminary injunction in favor of a male University of Notre Dame student.

Jairy Hunter has spent the majority of his career with a few thousand students at small, private Charleston Southern University, but he rose through the ranks at a series of larger, public institutions.

After earning a master’s degree in student personnel, Hunter became assistant to the president at Blue Ridge Community College, also in North Carolina, where he began to learn the intricacies of running a campus.

Their form and function may vary, but there’s one trait nearly every president’s residence has in common: It’s much more than just a home.

A new 7,000-square-foot freestanding chapel will be the tallest and most central point at the University of Saint Francis in Indiana.

Colleges and universities have turned their attention to areas on campuses that generate tremendous amounts of waste in small amounts of time: their stadiums and arenas.

The trend toward greener game days is most pronounced among the big athletic schools, given their more plentiful resources, says Julian Dautremont-Smith, director of programs for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

At the same time, colleges where sports are less prominent can still find ways to integrate sustainability into game days.

It’s really about the same strategies of recycling and composting.

What might an institution do to avoid mistakes in executing game-day waste plans?

“When greening your game day, it’s important to work with stadium vendors to procure materials that you know can be recycled, composted or reused to ensure higher diversion. Education is key, as changing consumer behavior takes time. Be clear and consistent in what you ask fans to do on game day.”

Janette Micelli, manager, external communications, Waste Management

Take a look inside the minds of leaders of campus fleets as they share their major concerns and what they’re doing to keep things moving along.

Driverless shuttle service debuted this fall at the University of Michigan’s North Campus.

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