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When a student starts tweeting expletives about your institution for the whole world to potentially see, it’s probably time to find out the reason for the lash out and do some damage control.
Think outside the box. The phrase is overused, but the actual practice is definitely underutilized.
By the time our UB audience reads this, the movie “Captain Phillips,” based on a true story, will be hitting the Hollywood box office. After keeping the crew of his ship safe, Phillips was held hostage on a lifeboat by Somali pirates.
Campus Finance News
A spooky cloud of crimson smoke dramatizes the dread of overwhelming student debt in “The Red,” a short movie thriller created for SALT, the American Student Assistance financial literacy program for students and alumni.
Open any newspaper these days and you’ll see variations on the same critiques of higher education we’ve heard for years: spiraling costs, unequal access, ineffective teaching, and so on. And you’ll hear politicians demand greater accountability, while they threaten greater funding cuts.
Behind the News
The Connecticut College Board of Trustees has selected Katherine Bergeron, currently the dean of Brown University, as the 11th president of the college. She will take office Jan. 1, succeeding Leo I. Higdon Jr., who will retire in December after seven years there.
A new School of Education building proves it’s possible to maintain the identities of campus departments while also fostering collaboration.
What’s one way to please students, engage an entire campus community, and save money all while helping protect the environment?
More higher ed leaders are concerned about maintaining enrollment levels at the same time Census numbers have revealed that colleges and universities lost half a million students in 2012. A drop-off had been anticipated for some time, but now institutions must scramble to manage.
To meet the modern college student’s need for late-night munchies or grocery items, self-service vending stores have begun popping up on some campuses. One of the newest such store is SUNY Old Westbury’s Shop24, which opened this fall and serves the campus’ 4,400 students.