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Alumni Experience Doesn't Have to Suck; How Mizzou Is Building a Powerful Alumni Network

Chirag Kulkarni | Posted 10.06.2015 | Business
Chirag Kulkarni

If you're like most, your alumni experience is most likely a combination of emails, cold calls, and snail mail asking you for money.

Improving Personal Connections Just Does Not Cut It

Sar Haribhakti | Posted 09.24.2015 | College
Sar Haribhakti

Having an app that alumni actually love using would be a major game changer to the industry. Not only would it improve relationships between schools and alums, but it would also give schools meaningful user-engagement data that they've never had before.

Recent NYU Grad Rips School's 'Human Rights Abuses' In Abu Dhabi

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics

A New York University graduate accused the school on Thursday of doing too little to address human rights abuses at its Abu Dhabi campus. The charges...

Art Center Europe's Legacy Lives On

Soren Petersen | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

This year, it is twenty years since Art Center Europe closed its doors after ten years of creative exuberance at Le Château de Sully by Vevey, Switzerland.

How Viable are Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

Charlie Nelms, Ed.D. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices
Charlie Nelms, Ed.D.

With increasing frequency, when people in my friendship circle discover that I am a retired HBCU chancellor, they want to know three things. First, since white colleges and universities no longer have racially restrictive admission policies, are HBCUs still necessary?

Kid Ink Is Full Speed Ahead

Azeem Khan | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Azeem Khan

If you've been around celebrities and highly successful people in general, you find they have an aura about them. It's inexplicable but is the "it" factor that so many people talk about when trying to describe what makes someone a superstar.

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow

Dante Disparte | Posted 06.27.2015 | Business
Dante Disparte

McKinsey recently extolled the virtues of their alumni network, announcing that approximately 450 ex-McKinsey consultants are CEOs of companies with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. This is an impressive statistic underscoring how companies should manage staff departures.

Becoming Intentional About Student Life

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.04.2015 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

At the moment, there are two principal levels of influence dominating the residential part of the learning experience. The first is the presumed social contract between the student and the institution. The second is the array of housing options available to them.

10 Tips On What to Do Before, During and After Your College Intership

David Ongchoco | Posted 03.28.2015 | College
David Ongchoco

A lot of students enter college not knowing how to go about finding an internship that will help them with their career goals. It's a process that can sometimes be very daunting and confusing.

Keep Your Alumni Engaged: Create a VC Fund for Them!

Josh Cline | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Josh Cline

How can colleges increase engagement among graduates in such a tough financial environment? Obviously, ending tuition and paying off the student loans of all alumni is probably not feasible. One answer is to create or connect with investment funds such.

Beyond the Bell

G. David Wilson | Posted 10.28.2014 | Education
G. David Wilson

Every year, thousands of people across America embark on an incredible journey. They are a variety of people -- from young to old, recent college graduates to retirees, lawyers to medical professionals from all backgrounds and from states across the country.

Do You Have the College Grad Blues?

Jordan Dansky | Posted 10.26.2014 | College
Jordan Dansky

We could land a dream job. We could fall in love. We could fail. We could make mistakes. We could change our minds and start something new. We can do anything we want to do -- we just need to put ourselves out there and actually go after it.

The College Experience Matters Long After College

Bobby Fong | Posted 07.13.2014 | College
Bobby Fong

At heart, student-faculty relationships are the cornerstone of an undergraduate education.

Sexual Assault: Our Harvard Can Do Better

Lee-Sean Huang | Posted 06.24.2014 | College
Lee-Sean Huang

Swift action is necessary, not increased bureaucracy.

5 Ways for Stay-at-Home Parents to Get Back on the Career Track

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Carlota Zimmerman

Here's five ideas for stay-at-home moms and dads who want to keep their professional options vibrant.

Some Principles to Guide the Changing Face of College Athletics

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 04.26.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

As higher education institutions desperately seek new revenue, the promise of big-time athletics can outstrip the reality of how an institution can be overwhelmed by athletic success.

It's Who You Know: 5 Networking Resources for Your Internship Woes

Uloop | Posted 04.15.2014 | College

Want an internship? Who doesn't, right? But how do you find the right one?

Life Marches By

Barry Glassner | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Barry Glassner

Regardless of gender, generation, race or ethnicity, there are lots of smiles on the faces of those who return to campus. They tend to be a happy lot. Partly this is a function of self-selection.

IU Pride: Launching a National LGBT Scholarship Campaign

Lauren Robel | Posted 11.17.2013 | College
Lauren Robel

Even in a world where our Supreme Court offers "a new perspective, new insight" on questions of sexual and gender differences, some students still are estranged from their families due to their sexual orientation or gender identity -- students who would be forced to drop out of school without help.

Are Colleges and Universities Ready for a Sea Change in Their Alumni? They Better Be!

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 11.06.2013 | College
Marybeth Gasman

When we talked to alumni of color, some told us that they are often not asked in a manner that is respectful of their cultural background. Others mentioned having had negative experiences on campus that have remained unaddressed.

Celebrating 75 Years

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

"From the altars of the past, take the flame and leave the ash." Anonymous It all began one cold day in March when 46 year old Francis A. Johnson dec...

Boards and the Senior Team

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.13.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

One of the best ways to determine where a college or university is headed is to look at the composition and quality of the senior administrative team ...

Pay It Forward? Soliciting Alumni Donations

Kathleen Garvin | Posted 10.09.2013 | College
Kathleen Garvin

College tuition even at public schools, and especially in Pennsylvania, is not what most middle class families would call affordable.

The 5 Best Free Job-Hunting Resources Unemployed College Grads Aren't Using

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 10.02.2013 | College
Carlota Zimmerman

Many of us, upon graduating from college, treat the act of graduating, and the pretty diploma that comes with it, as almost shamanic talismans. We value the diploma as a not-so-minor miracle cure and throw out, with the trash, the real, lasting value of a college education: that huge alumni network, with all of its inherent professional opportunities.

Pricing College Tuition

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 09.28.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Let's look at the facts. American higher education institutions have a number of ways to produce income. Their efforts start with the comprehensive fee -- tuition, fees, and room and board -- to provide most of the revenue available to them.