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Industry News: Over 20 educational institutions have recently licensed Prey Anti-Theft

February, 2018

Wesleyan University (Connecticut), Lakeshore Technical College (Wisconsin) and 21 other institutions have recently licensed Prey Anti-Theft to protect their mobile devices.

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.

Boise State University builds Honors College and Sawtooth Hall

January, 2018
THE CENTER OF IT ALL—The new facility at Boise State is not only located at the center of campus but lies directly across from the Student Union. Students enrolled in the Honors College benefit from small classroom sizes of 25 or fewer attendees and participate in meetings with business leaders, ambassadors and world-renowned speakers.

A new 656-bed, five-story building offering Wi-Fi access and HD cable now stands near the center of Boise State’s campus in Idaho.

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.

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3/8/2018

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Colleges and universities have become a favorite target of cybercriminals because of the sheer volume of student information they handle. This is because 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 impacted individuals.

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