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University Business, July 2017

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Feature

The mailroom is becoming a more visible and important part of auxiliary services at colleges across the country, with some institutions overhauling their facilities completely to accommodate the new technology that streamlines service.

Every school needs a reliable water supply—no matter the climate—yet it is often the most overlooked aspect of facilities management.

Diplomas—those venerable printed documents that lack hotlinks and interactivity features—have lost some of their luster.

Focus

Whether or not you’re one of the 166 million daily Snapchat users, it’s impossible to ignore the deep impact of the mobile app on how teens and young adults communicate.

Technology

While executing an eight-building, $157 million construction and renovation project in 2014, officials at Del Mar College in Texas forgot one critical player: the tech expert. Information technology administrators weren’t brought on board until just before the design was finalized.

Campus Finance News

Health insurance is a hot topic in Congress, and that’s not the only place. Each year, campus leaders are confronted by a daunting need to contain costs while providing benefits expected by employees.

On Topic

Faced once again with state and federal funding cuts, Connecticut State Colleges & Universities system President Mark Ojakian has had to make some tough decisions to keep the 17-school system functioning.

Behind the News

Higher ed institutions—capitalizing on the popularity of the digital pictographs—now offer customized sets of emojis featuring school logos, mascots and other themed graphics, such as smiling or winking faces.

It’s no secret that college and university networks have long been prone to cyberattacks of various kinds.

Sian Beilock has been named the new president of Barnard College, the women’s institution that’s part of Columbia University.

A small change in admissions at many of the most selective colleges and universities could make a big difference to low-income learners. 

The question of how to accommodate Greek life is a continued conundrum for college officials nationwide.

Professional Opinion

Some higher education institutions have introduced the next generation of mentoring practices to expand development opportunities to more of their employees, integrate the these initiatives into existing programs, and offer reverse and lateral learning across campus.

Future use of unmanned aerial systems, more commonly known as “drones,” is limited only by the imagination (and physics).

Watching students receive their degrees fills us with pride. However, the ceremony itself often leaves us with dread. How long will it be? Will the names of the students be pronounced correctly?

This fall, Hiram College becomes one of just a few universities in the country—and the only four-year college in Ohio—to launch a campuswide mobile technology program.