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FOLLOWING A PERIOD OF VIOLENT TRAGEDIES AT HIGHER ED INSTITUTIONS, it's easy to forget that public safety directors mainly handle everyday security concerns on and off their campuses. Five security officers share what affects their departments today and what they anticipate in the near future.


IN THE LATE 1990s, WE WORKED WITH A YOUNG woman who had a very strong focus on environmental action. At the time, it was the rare student who placed her own environmentalism and that of prospective colleges so squarely in the forefront of her admissions process.


ACHIEVING LEED CERTIFICATION FROM the U.S. Green Building Council is certainly an accomplishment worth celebrating. Demonstrating sustainability in facility design shines a positive light on the institution, too. Attaining the highest level of certification possible for a campus building is often a goal.