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An innovation incentive at ASU

November, 2017
ESL ASSIST—Computer science student Yihan Liu,  who is from China, signs out an Amazon Dot Echo from his Arizona State residence hall. He plans to use the device to improve his English. (Charlie Leight/ASU Now).

Arizona State has partnered with Amazon to offer free Echo Dot smart speakers to about 1,600 students, most of whom live in the new Tooker House residential hall.

Best value outdoor adventure college

September, 2017

It is propitious on the 200th anniversary of the birth of beloved American naturalist, Henry David Thoreau, that we reflect on lessons he learned in the woods. He put it this way: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

Beyond awareness: Colleges teach how to help the mentally distressed

September, 2017
Source: 2017 research from Kognito (surveys with nearly 15,000 faculty/staff and more than 51,000 undergrads  over 5 years), www.kognito.com.

New research shows that while faculty and students may recognize signs of psychological distress in others on campus, many feel unprepared to approach and help those in need.

Inspiring justice on campus

August, 2017
Eric F. Spina is president of the University of Dayton.

At University of Dayton, an artistic arrangement of three aligned chairs, a pulpit, an inscribed wall, a bench and the walkway that passes through it all express a shared commitment to bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to work for justice. 

Freedom of expression on campus: Controversial speakers, student protests

August, 2017

Bills that could impact how students exercise free speech at public higher ed institutions—and that could also dictate how administrators discipline “disruptive” behavior—are winning various levels of support in statehouses across the country.

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10/18/2017

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10/12/2017

Campus safety has become increasingly complex. Higher ed leaders face the threat of serious safety incidents on their campuses every day, while changing legislative mandates only add to the complexity. Ensuring that safety training and processes are up-to-date can be challenging. As a result, many institutions are adopting more efficient processes and individualized technology solutions that improve campus safety while saving time and money.

Describe the importance of potential cost and time savings in relation to health care benefits for both LSU retirees and current staff.

Sodexo has provided dining and hospitality, student accommodations and facilities management services to the higher education community in the United States and around the world for nearly 50 years. As a strategic partner they focus on improving the student experience through integrated services that promote quality of life. Sodexo’s University Lifestyle Survey tracks the undergraduate student journey, providing valuable insights and identifying key trends in non-academic areas of university life. 

Some 75 percent of high school seniors say they visit a college campus without ever contacting the admissions department. Not all prospective students want or are able to take a guided tour of campus, but without an alternative, many students visit on their own, and are walking away with unanswered questions and no communication from the college or university.