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Higher education institutions were implementing sustainability initiatives long before it became fashionable. As the economic downturn causes campus leaders to reassess all aspects of their budgets, green programs are being spared because they can lead to both financial and environmental savings.

THE CALL CAME IN AT 9:22 P.M. ON THURSDAY, APRIL 2, FROM THE Radford University (Va.) EMS team, an all-student, volunteer rescue squad, that there had been a fatal shooting just one block from campus. Dennie Templeton, who directs the school’s Office of Emergency Preparedness, remembers the time exactly, because within 15 minutes he had set up an emergency operations center (EOC) to interact with the outside responders who were fast arriving at the 9,500-student school.


June is the month for AV in higher education, as tradeshows such as EduComm and InfoComm?in Orlando this year?will provide administrators with the opportunity to try out the latest in vendor wares. Here is a sample of what they will find.


Located in northwest Arizona, Mohave Community College has four campuses in a county that spans almost 14,000 square miles. To get from the centrally located business office on the Kingman campus to the North Mohave campus requires traveling around the Grand Canyon.


Our process was pretty much like everybody else’s. It was all about paper and very time consuming.


SINCE WORLD WAR I, FORT ORD IN SALINAS, CALIF., HAD BEEN AN ARMY training facility and artillery target range. Today, 15 years after the army left, the property’s main feature is a growing regional university—California State University, Monterey Bay.


HOW CAN A CIO CAPABLY MANAGE THE hardware and software needs of an institution whose current enrollment is 13,000 distributed among its main campus, 17 regional education centers in seven states, 30 teaching locations, and a worldwide Center for Online Learning?