iOS app Android app

Alumni

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
Uloop

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.

Is It Worth It?

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 07.22.2013 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

Do our students think that their liberal education proves valuable in regard to their careers and finances in later life? A purely economic indicator seems to show that their answer to that question is Yes.

Something to Talk About

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 07.06.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

College and university officials must learn better how to communicate to audiences that are different from and react differently to the message that they deliver. Communication is the vehicle through which the case is made, relevancy is determined, and a future is assured.

What You Get for Your College Degree: The Value of Being an Alumnus

Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D | Posted 06.11.2013 | College
Marcia Y. Cantarella, Ph.D

We think about the value of going to college but the actual value is in being a graduate from college -- being an alumnus.

University Beef

Food Politic | Posted 05.31.2013 | College
Food Politic

I have found food to be the solution to most problems in life. Hungry? Eat. Tired? Eat. Upset? Eat. Need to celebrate? Eat. Now, food also seems to be the answer to recent budget cuts in public financing for universities. Bookstores on campus are now selling... Wagyu beef.

10 Fun Ways to Market Your Book While Waiting for Oprah to Notice It

Candace Walsh | Posted 05.11.2013 | Books
Candace Walsh

I had to be my own street team. I had to keep my baby from drowning. I had to do so until it could swim on its own. Here's how I've been marketing my book in innovative ways. You can do the same.

The New Building Blocks

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 03.17.2013 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

As we move to the last phase of this year's college admissions cycle, it is useful to look at how selective colleges and universities construct their admission classes.

15 Famous Historically Black College and University Alumni (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 01.03.2013 | Black Voices

Many of pop culture's biggest names have their own remarkable origin story. A lucky break, a serendipitous career move, or the life experience and kno...

Where the Alumni Can Help Most

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

There are scores of colleges that recognize the untapped potential of their alumni base already. They understand that the key to alumni involvement is to link alumni to critical planks in the institution's strategic plan.

How to Leave a Legacy

Dr. James J. Kelly | Posted 12.16.2012 | College
Dr. James J. Kelly

From my perspective, leaving a legacy starts with living your life with dedication, passion, purpose, civility, and striving to share your vision with others. A legacy may naturally follow.

What Our Master Planning Says About Us

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 10.03.2012 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

If great educational institutions are built through the perception created by the intersection of people, programs and facilities, it is a college's physical plant that creates the first -- and arguably -- most lasting impression.

Lost in Translation

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 09.17.2012 | College
Brian Rosenberg

Changes to American higher education are both important and necessary. But unless they are based on an accurate understanding of both the present and the past, they are likely to be changes for the worse.

Do We Still Need Reunions?

BJ R. Siasoco | Posted 08.22.2012 | College
BJ R. Siasoco

I had read some pieces about how social media may kill off reunions -- if we already know what's going on with our friends and classmates over the Internet what's the point of spending time and money to see them?