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Colleges design more effective response to hate and bias

February, 2018
CONSTANT PROGRESS—Congressman John Lewis and author Andrew  Aydin give a civil rights lecture sponsored by The University of Maryland, College Park’s Office of Undergraduate Studies, in conjunction with the William L. Thomas ODK Lecture Series and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

An acute rash of hate crimes on America’s campuses has made it necessary for institutions to refine reporting procedures

More issues and trends talked about in higher ed in 2017

January, 2018

Free community college spreads: New York introduced its Excelsior scholarship for students from families with income less than $100,000. The challenges of free tuition also became apparent, as Oregon and other states grappled with fewer budget dollars than needed to accept every applicant.

Capital projects and college campus impressions as priorities

January, 2018
2018 construction actions anticipated.

Higher ed leaders love an opportunity to tout the beauty of their campuses, and continuous construction gives them a lot to talk about.

Struggling to connect with college students on IT security

January, 2018

The majority of college students are not aware of any cybersecurity breaches at their institutions despite most IT departments on campuses reporting such incidents, according to a recent report from CDW-G.

Higher ed can power peace of mind

November, 2017
Robert Shipley is assistant vice president of Facilities Management and campus sustainability coordinator at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y.

Storms like Sandy—and more recently Harvey, Irma and Maria—make us think about our responsibility as the people in charge of the facilities that so many live, work and learn in every day.

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