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College campus stores continue to evolve

December, 2017

The closure of Amazon’s virtual bookseller at UMass Amherst underscores once again the need for campus stores to diversify services.

Welcoming veterans to college campus

November, 2017
Thomas J. Botzman, Ph.D., is president of Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa.

Increasingly, higher education is taking a larger role in providing opportunities for our veterans.

Colleges drive digital textbooks

November, 2017
STEPS TO STUDENT ACCESS—OpenStax, the Rice University-based nonprofit that provides openly licensed textbooks to nearly 1.5 million students per year, keeps its e-books free through support from several philanthropic foundations.

Developing a successful model for creating an e-textbook program is key to taking digital course materials to the next step of widespread use. Here are three ways to design an e-textbook initiative.

DACA phase-out encourages action by college administrators

November, 2017

The Trump administration’s plan to phase out DACA by not accepting new applicants is another shift in immigration laws that leaves many students unsure of their status on and off campus.

Colleges in Texas, and elsewhere, pitch in after Hurricane Harvey

October, 2017

Just as students were headed back to campuses in southeastern Texas in late August, Hurricane Harvey struck.

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.