University Business

Professional magazine covering the business of higher education.

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 8, October

Battle of the Student Loan Lenders: CLC Charges Sallie Mae with Unfair Business Practices. (Update)
In September, the College Loan Corporation (www.collegeloancorp. com) filed suit in federal court against the mammoth Sallie Mae (www.salliemae.com), charging its competitor unfairly diverted business from CLC. The company has claimed $50 million...
Buyer's Guide. (Student Finance)
Rely on this easy-to-use supplier guide for information on student finance resources in higher education. GUARANTORS American Student Assistance 330 Stuart Street Boston, MA 02116 Phone: (800) 999-9080 Fax: (617) 521-6249 www.amsa.com ...
Companies Now Favoring Big Business Schools: WSJ Rankings Takes Pulse of Corporate Recruiters. (Update)
'Tis the season for college rankings. Whether it's the top academic choices or the top party schools, someone, somewhere has a list. But one list has a lot of people talking: the Wall Street Journal's Top Business Schools ranking. Now in its...
Death to Bureaucracy! (Editor's Note)
WHEN DR. EDWARD HUNDERT TOOK ON THE PRESIDENCY OF Case Western Reserve this summer, he laid out a multipoint vision for the university; one that would elevate the institution to its place as "the most powerful learning environment in the world."...
Does This Web Site Work? Eastern New Mexico University (Www.Enmu.Edu). (First Click)
BEST FEATURES * The home page navigation system is right on target. It's set up by information resources and audience links. Similarly, the sub-page navigation is consistent and the "breadcrumb" feature (ENMU >Campus Services> Admissions...
E-Procurement Gathers Speed: E-Procurement Brings the Experience of Amazon.com to the Purchase of Academic Supplies and Equipment-And It's about Time. (Technology)
After some spectacular false starts, e-procurement systems are off and running. In 2001, the collapse of Commonfind (after fewer than six months in operation) and demise of Simplexis (one of the first online purchasing companies to concentrate on...
Friends for Life Alumni Programs Serve the Needs of Your Students-Even If They Graduated 50 Years Ago. (Marketing)
"WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY?" That seems to be the question that more and more alums are asking their alma maters. Historically, too many colleges and universities have seen their alumni as only a financial resource to be courted and, ultimately,...
Guide to College Library Builders & Planners: Use This Quick Guide as a Jumping-Off Point for Your Library Planning Initiative. (College Libraries)
Firm: AARON COHEN ASSOCIATES (www.acohen.com) Areas of focus: library consulting, strategic planning, librarians, architecture, and interior design Projects include: Cornell University Medical Center Library, New York, NY; BeKalb College Learning...
History Meets State of the Art 2 Case Studies: One Library Blends Hi-Tech with Inspirational Architecture. Another Links Existing Edifices in a Modern Center. What Do They Have in Common? Plenty. (College Libraries)
AMES LIBRARY Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL Geoffrey Freeman is a partner in the Boston-based architectural firm Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott (SBRA). "Our main challenge at Illinois Wesleyan," he says, "was to design...
Insider Traiting: College Officials "Sell" to Each Other, to Garner U.S. News Votes. (in the News)
If you think the pre-Academy Awards studio ads in Variety smack of insider marketing, you ain't seen nothing. Apparently, college and university officials are the targets of similar marketing efforts--but they're being courted to influence the outcome...
Inside Student Finance. (Editorial)
Welcome to University Business's special report on student finance, the first of a regular series of special reports on the subject. Student finance has long been an important aspect of the business of higher education, but in the past few years...
Reforming Pell: A Frank Talk with Michael McPherson Reveals the Creative Thinking Behind McPherson-Schapiro Financial Aid Reconstructionism. (Aid Programs)
One of the most vexing issues in financial aid today has to do with efficiency: If a school has $10,000 to spend on scholarships or tuition discounting, it can probably get more institutional benefit--in terms of enrollments, tuition revenue, and...
The Alcohol Abuse Crisis Revisited. (Controversy)
IN HER EDITORIAL, "ON THE ALCOHOL ABUSE CRISIS" [Editors Note, July/August 2002], Katherine Grayson passionately called our attention to the issue of "saving the lives and futures of a generation of young people" by citing some truly astounding...
The College Library in the New Age: Yes, the New College Library Is about Access to Information, but It's about More Than That, Say Our `Virtual Roundtable' Members: It's about Enabling the Quest for Knowledge. (College Libraries)(Cover Story)
If there are three outstanding themes in this most recent University Business virtual roundtable, they are consolidation, collaboration, and community--the three C's, The consolidation of library structures, collections, media resources, you-name-it,...
The Courage to Change: Tough Choices, Rear Opportunities Face California's Public Higher Ed Bureaucracy. (Viewpoint)
It's no secret that the public colleges and universities in California are facing the budget ax again as the state scrambles to backfill a huge operating deficit. But coming budget reductions will seriously affect the viability of the state's colleges...
The Good Deal: In a World Where Collaborations between Higher Education and Industry Draw Criticism, How Is It That Marco and Berkeley's Gigascale Center Thrive? (Research & Business)
Gary Baldwin gets revved up when he shows off the brilliantly colored tubes of light that line the corridor of Cory Hall on the UC/Berkeley campus, where the Gigascale Silicon Research Center is housed. Though they look like neon lights, they're...
The Student Aid Conundrum: Right Now, It May Feel like Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't. but Clear Analysis of Your Financial Aid Mission and Adoption of an Action Plan Can Deliver Solid Benefit to Students and School. (Strategy)
A dip in the economy is hard on everyone, but for higher education, hard times are aggravated by a kind of triple whammy of financial need: When the economy dips, more parents and students are out of work, and more investments shrivel. The result:...
Understanding and Targeting Retention: Losing Two of Every Three Admitted Students to Another College Is Painful. Here's What You Can Do. (the Admissions Angle)
Which is easier, attracting a new student to your college, persuading her to apply, processing her admission application, convincing her to commit, and then enrolling her as a first-year student; or, helping a currently enrolled student remain in...
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