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College groundbreakings: Two residence halls, academic buildings, fitness center

April, 2018
By 2019, students at Colgate University (New York) will have access to two new residence halls totaling 85,000 square feet and featuring three floors of double rooms and four-person suites. Each 100-bed facility will also house seminar rooms, classrooms, offices and lounges. The project—with Robert A.M. Stern Architects as architect and The Hayner Hoyt Corporation as construction manager, both New York firms—will cost $47 million. 

By 2019, students will have access to two new residence halls totaling 85,000 square feet and featuring three floors of double rooms and four-person suites. 

Colleges create mindful menus

April, 2018
SAFE GRAB-AND-GO—Nourish, an allergen-friendly kitchen, opened at Carnegie Mellon University this school year. Students with “top 8” allergies can safely enjoy a variety of items that are prepared and sealed in a dedicated kitchen by food service staff who have had special training on allergens and cross-contact prevention. Nourish grab-and-go items are available at five additional dining locations on campus as well.

Here are four strategies to successfully address and manage special dietary needs on campus.

Dining providers on niche dining challenges

April, 2018

In your experience, what is the biggest challenge for college dining halls in operating separate locations or kitchen areas dedicated to serving students with special diets?

College campus groundbreakings in Maine, New York and California

February, 2018
Engineering Innovation Hub at the State University of New York at New Paltz. (Rendering courtesy of Urban Architects).

A two-story, 19,500-square-foot structure, with an anticipated spring 2019 completion, will serve as a business incubator for technology and engineering startups.

Colleges that reduce food waste help feed the hungry, save money

February, 2018
FOOD RECOVERY HIERARCHY–The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Food Recovery Hierarchy prioritizes actions colleges and universities can take to prevent and divert wasted food. Each tier focuses on different management strategies. The top levels are the best ways to prevent waste because they create the most benefits for the environment, society and the economy. (Source: EPA; UBmag.me/feed).

College students are responsible for about 22 million pounds of the waste, according to the Food Recovery Network, a student-operated movement to fight hunger in the U.S.

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5/2/2018

Today’s students have expectations that their courses provide flexible, easy-to-access video content and blended learning environments, but implementing video such as lecture capture platforms at scale across campus—and in a way that drives student success—can be challenging.

4/19/2018

Student loan debt—as well as delinquency and defaults—continue to be serious concerns among students, alumni, parents, higher ed institutions and their communities. The financial burdens on students can negatively impact both their success while enrolled and after graduation, as well as the enrollment, finances and public image of institutions as a whole.

4/17/2018

Collaborative work is key to a student’s success in the workforce of today and tomorrow. Today’s students expect their campus learning spaces to be technology-enabled environments that provide seamless collaboration and wireless connectivity, but creating these spaces can be challenging for institutions, as there are a variety of issues to consider, from room layout to the “digital divide.”

4/12/2018

Campus mail centers have changed dramatically. Due to the rise of e-commerce, many campuses are overwhelmed with package deliveries, and campus mail centers are struggling to keep pace.  This trend is forecast to continue for the foreseeable future, resulting in disgruntled students and wasted resources. Leading institutions have found solutions—innovative technology which enables campus mail centers to become efficient, flexible and responsive to this changing environment.

4/10/2018

While gathering various types of assessment data can be vital to help college and university leaders to identify areas for improvement and to influence strategic decision making, it can be challenging to make sense of this data, and to act accordingly. Benchmarking can address this challenge, by providing a better understanding of the data, identifying which results are outstanding or concerning, and helping higher ed leaders to establish goals for their institution.