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How public institution roles prepared Jairy Hunter for leading a small private university

October, 2017

Jairy Hunter has spent the majority of his career with a few thousand students at small, private Charleston Southern University, but he rose through the ranks at a series of larger, public institutions.

After earning a master’s degree in student personnel, Hunter became assistant to the president at Blue Ridge Community College, also in North Carolina, where he began to learn the intricacies of running a campus.

Winning the waste game in higher ed

September, 2017
BRAGGING RIGHTS—Louisiana State University submitted recycling, composting and attendance data from its game against Arkansas last year to the GameDay Recycling Challenge. With more than 40 tons of waste recycled, LSU beat out all others (including rival Alabama) across the nation.

Colleges and universities have turned their attention to areas on campuses that generate tremendous amounts of waste in small amounts of time: their stadiums and arenas.

University of Colorado, Boulder builds the Village Center

August, 2017
DINING AND MORE—The new Village Center has been designed around nutrition and sustainability. It’s the only dining center on the CU Boulder campus that doesn’t have deep-fat fryers, and students can blend their own smoothies by hopping on a blender bike and pedaling.

The new Village Center at CU Boulder offers those students multiple dining options, study and collaboration spaces, conference amenities, and a health clinic.

Facility management: Managing campus water policies

July, 2017
Water conservation and savings areas across campus.

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

BU dining gets greener

June, 2017
GREEN LIGHT FOR SUSTAINABILITY—Seven restaurants at BU are green certified, including Loose Leafs in the Union Court.

Boston University has seven certified restaurants (more than any other college or university) and the GRA has verified the institution has the greenest food court in the nation.

Sponsored Content

12/5/2017

Colleges and universities have become a favorite target of cybercriminals because of the sheer volume of student information they handle—and the fact that payment processing happens all over campus, from the ticketing office to the bursar’s office to the cafeteria. In addition to endangering students and damaging the reputation of the institution, the financial costs of a data breach could include legal representation, fines, and the expense of notifying affected individuals.

11/16/2017

An increasing number of institutions are taking advantage of mobile technology to help recruit, engage and enroll prospective and admitted students. Mobile apps are being used for self-guided campus tours, open houses, recruitment events, college nights and more, providing a highly effective way for admissions and enrollment departments to meet the needs of these students.

11/14/2017

As higher education continues to feel pressure to reduce costs and improve efficiency, campus IT environments are rapidly changing and the speed of cloud adoption is increasing. More schools are utilizing cloud technology to modernize systems, cut costs and analyze data to gain insights about more cost effective ways to run the institution. But, it is crucial that such an important decision is made strategically, and that cloud systems are adequately assessed to ensure they will meet the needs of the institution.

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11/13/2017
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Exploring diverse applications for full-color multi-material 3D printing in Education

11/9/2017

The development of today’s students into tomorrow’s successful alumni ambassadors is an aspiration shared by institutions and students. To realize it, student borrowers must be empowered with the practical skills and knowledge that drive retention, completion and successful loan repayment.

Attend this prerecorded webcast to learn how an integrated, student-centric approach to default prevention can help you more effectively advance the mutual success of your school and your students.