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The alumni advantage: seeking to bolster alumni support and involvement, schools are building impressive ‘homes’ for their alumni – Facilities

The alumni advantage: seeking to bolster alumni support and involvement, schools are building impressive ‘homes’ for their alumni – Facilities – Cover Story Alana Klein Often tucked away on the outskirts of campus in tatter cramped, nondescript buildings, alumni centers have typically taken a backseat to other campus facility needs. Unlike new state-of-the-art library or […]

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PC-Within-a-Mac – What’s new: looking for higher-education and technology products and services? Start here

PC-Within-a-Mac – What’s new: looking for higher-education and technology products and services? Start here Nicole Rivard Love your Mac, but need to use Windows apps? Now you can have a fully functioning PC within your Mac with Connectix Virtual PC software from Connectix. Run Windows, DOS, or Linux software–including business, education, Internet, and home applications–just […]

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Spam fighter

Spam fighter – What’s new: looking for higher-education and technology products and services? Alana Klein Nemx Software has introduced Nemx Power Tools for Microsoft Exchange, which helps to eliminate offensive, threatening, and harassing e-mails by providing a secure e-mail system compliant with IT and school-conduct policies. Nemx Power Tools provides Concept Manager Filtering, a feature […]

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Preventing suicide by the book: report offers action peon for administrators

Preventing suicide by the book: report offers action peon for administrators – Update Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college-age students, with an estimated 1,088 occurring on campuses each year. A new report released by the National Mental Health Association, called “Safeguarding Your Students Against Suicide,” provides checklists and action plans to […]

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Pharmacist shortage puts grads in high demand: starting salaries skyrocket, but shortages persist

Pharmacist shortage puts grads in high demand: starting salaries skyrocket, but shortages persist – Update Tim Goral Six-figure salaries, signing bonuses, relocation allowances … Top draft picks for the NBA? Wrong. This latest hot demand is for pharmacy graduates. In fact, pharmacists are currently in such demand nationwide that graduates from the country’s 83 pharmacy […]

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are new ways of measuring higher education in the works?

Spellings faces the accreditors: are new ways of measuring higher education in the works? Jean Marie Angelo True to her promise made in the fall, U.S. secretary of education Margaret Spellings is continuing to address issues in higher education. In late November she convened an accreditation forum in Washington, D.C., with more than 60 representatives […]

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using web analytics information, institutions can get to know their website visitors better—and make decisions that enhance the user experience and the school’s web presence

Mining for data: using web analytics information, institutions can get to know their website visitors better—and make decisions that enhance the user experience and the school’s web presence Kirk Snedeker CHANCES ARE, A FEW YEARS AGO YOU DECIDED IT WAS ABOUT TIME for your institution to create and maintain a professional, centralized website. You did […]

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Texas A&M

Texas A&M – In The News Jean Marie Angelo Robert Gates, new prez of Texas A&M, is boosting his goal of minority enrollment by giving $50,000 of his own money to fund two scholarships for minorities. Gates wants A&M to mirror the Texas population: 32 percent Hispanic/12 percent black. A&M is 9/3, respectively. COPYRIGHT 2002 […]

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how institutions can customize their internal focus

The importance of outsourcing within higher education today: how institutions can customize their internal focus The Nelnet philosophy is simple and powerful; provide higher education institutions with an array of products and services that are designed to dramatically enhance the overall effectiveness and efficiencies of student-based services across the campus continuum. Furthermore, it is recognized […]

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USC creates new degree for the study of video gaming

Course requirement: Joystick in Hand: USC creates new degree for the study of video gaming Students can now put their thumbs to good use. The University of Southern California has, with the help of Electronic Arts (EA), created a new degree program in the School of Cinema-Television: interactive entertainment. Bing Gordon, chief creative officer and […]