Alumni

Some Military College Alumni Upset By Pride Events

A Vermont military college that held what's believed to be the nation's first gay pride week on a military campus is refocusing the mission of its gay and lesbian club after some alumni were upset that it held a "condom Olympics" and "queer prom."

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Dartmouth Medical School Gets A New Doctor: Seuss

That’s Dr. Seuss, a.k.a. Theodor Geisel, the late, beloved children’s author who, with his wife Audrey, has donated more money to Dartmouth College than anyone in history.

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Penn St. Trustees Seek To Rebuild Communications

The trustees remain a target of criticism from vocal alumni watchdog groups angered by what critics have called the board's rash decision to fire longtime coach Joe Paterno, days after Sandusky was charged.

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Fraud Lawsuit Targets U Of Miami, St. Thomas Law Schools

Across the country, a growing army of law school graduates are filing lawsuits, a trend that under most circumstances wouldn't be surprising, were it not for the defendants this time around: Their law schools.

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Converge Consulting Releases Alumni Donor Motivation Study Findings in Partnership with CASE

Converge Consulting, a multi-channel marketing firm for fundraising professionals in higher education, is proud to release research findings pertaining to more than 50,000 alumni attitudes and motivations associated with donating to their higher education institutions. "Findings from the Field: The Donor Motivation Study in Practice" is the second in a series of white papers presented in alliance with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

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Penn State President Offers Few Answers

Penn State University President Rodney Erickson had comforting words but few answers to tough questions at a town hall meeting Wednesday evening in Pittsburgh.

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TLP: Redefining College Towns for the 21st Century

Online education’s impact and how college towns can reinvent themselves

Growing numbers of students came to campus this fall, as they have for over half a century. The beginning of school year ritual seems to go on forever, but for the first time, there are signs that, in its present form, it won’t. And it is the oft-ignored college town outside the campus that will be most affected.

Behind the News

The stories making headlines in higher education.

Who are you and how did you find us? That's what admissions officers at colleges and universities all over the country are asking this year as "stealth applications" proliferate.

Welcome, Alumni!

Colleges and universities are trying innovative approaches—face-to-face and online—to reach more alumni, young and old.

College graduates are used to hearing from their alma maters with requests about donations and to cheer on the school athletic teams. But lately, alumni from a growing number of institutions are hearing the sounds of alumni offices retooling themselves to offer an unprecedented array of services and programs.

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