Alcino Donadel

Alcino Donadel is a UB staff writer and first-generation journalism graduate from the University of Florida. His beats have ranged from Gainesville's city development, music scene and regional little league sports divisions. He has triple citizenship from the U.S., Ecuador and Brazil.

The University Business Podcast: Why STEM needs the humanities—and vice versa

Deliberately integrating the humanities into Georgia Tech University's armada of world-class STEM-based academic programs is the future of pedagogy at the R1 Atlanta university—and perhaps for all of higher education, says Richard Utz, interim dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, in this installment of the University Business Podcast.

President’s corner: Why Ed Feasel values cultivating global citizens at Soka University

With Soka University of America about to graduate its 20th class, it's ready to become a model for other institutions, says founding faculty member and second president Ed Feasel.

CIOs struggle to streamline personalized communications, hurting enrollment targets

85% of CIOs concerned with declining figures believe providing students with a top-notch digital experience is key to turning things around, according to a new trends report by Ocelot.

This tool can boost adult learners’ completion. What’s getting in its way?

Capella University is experiencing a surge in adult learners entering bachelor's degrees by leveraging credit for prior learning. Its president believes its boosting equitable college completion rates.

Course-sharing? Make sure you follow these 4 quality assurance checks

As quality assurance tightens across online learning, colleges and universities can now better gauge how much value course-sharing consortiums are providing to students.

Edtech funding falls flat in Q1

The precipitous pre-pandemic growth in edtech venture capital funding, followed by the investment boon in 2020-21, is far behind us, suggests an analysis from HolonIQ, a global market data platform. 

Commencement season is being ruffled by student protests. Which campuses are affected?

From disinvited speakers to canceled commencement ceremonies, here are some of the latest clashes from the past weekend, as well as a forecast of turbulence to come.

President moves: Recent resignations show 3 reasons why a leader steps down

The three presidents to step down demonstrate a variety of reasons for making a change: to reengage in academia, pursue other opportunities or make way for new leadership during trying times. 

How these colleges successfully de-escalated campus protests

Several institutions have found ways to sooth student frustrations without calling in law enforcement, a strategy which risks emboldening protestors and casting a dark shadow on a university's image.

Was affirmative action overrated? This study implies it is

While race-conscious admissions practices were touted to help colleges and universities increase the diversity of their incoming class sizes, its actual contribution was marginal at best, according to a new analysis by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).

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