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Retention Intentions

When it comes to keeping students happy and productive, constituent relationship management is shaping up into a high-tech, high-touch tag team.

Everyone knows how to reach prospects and alumni, and the importance of doing so. But what about the students in between?

Diamond in the Mudd

The many facets of Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College's new leader

It's a new day at Harvey Mudd. Known for its focus on engineering, science, and mathematics education, the 700-student liberal arts school-part of California's Claremont Colleges consortium-has done well in realizing its vision of attracting the brightest students. And with about 1,600 applications received each year, Admissions staff can be choosy when selecting each 175-student freshman class; about 90 percent of Mudd students were in the top 10 percent of their high school class.

The Outs and Ins of Facility Management

Outsourcing facilities management isnt't an all-or-nothing decision on today's campuses

Good Medicine

How institutions can meet the needs of the modern student with a state-of-the-art health care facility

To combat the growing number of health issues affecting college students today, colleges and universities have greatly expanded the range of health services they offer-tackling everything from fitness and stress management to alcoholism and smoking cessation.

Unfortunately, these robust programs are often hindered by inadequate and aging health-care facilities.

The President Next Door

For the spring semester, the president of Ursuline College moved into a new residence hall on campus. In just a few months she gained insights into college students and their lives.

When students moved into the new residence hall this January at Ursuline College, a small Catholic liberal arts school for women in suburban Cleveland, they had a most unusual hallmate. Ursuline's president, Sister Diana Stano, had decided to spend the spring semester living with juniors and seniors in the college's new dorm.

Property Values

Real estate property yields real returns for endowments.

Real estate is a modern American obsession. What the neighbors got for their house is a leading suburban backyard barbecue topic.

Higher Ed at the Crossroads

New government regulations may change the way schools are accredited and student aid is administered.

For the last two decades, much of the public and media attention has been focused on the problems in K-12 education. Higher ed coverage was concerned largely with stories on school rankings or sports scandals. Within the industry, of course, there are those who have raised warning flags about quality, about access, and about affordability, yet the mainstream media rarely delved into these complex issues.

Need Help?

Whether it's getting a projector to work or teaching faculty how to use the latest gizmo, the AV tech squad is on the job. Handling problems on the fly is their specialty.
 

Picture this: A fully loaded smart classroom featuring projectors, PDAs, and every type of technology in between. At the helm is a new professor, fiddling with controls and pressing every button on every gizmo, desperately trying to get the PC to "talk" to the whiteboard.

Going Green While Saving Green: Green Alternatives to Black Oil

The Unexpected Neighbor: The Final Insights

For the spring semester, the president of Ursuline College moved into a new residence hall on campus. In just a few months she gained insights into college students and their lives.

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