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8/21/2018

The University of Indianapolis, Butler University, and Marian University have set personal enrollment records this year amid national downward enrollment trends. The colleges have expanded their search area, improved their education programs and capitalized on their urban locations, officials at the universities said.

8/20/2018

Students at St. Louis University this fall will find Amazon's Echo Dot smart speakers in hundreds of living spaces. The devices will be able to answer many campus-specific questions, such as facility locations and closing times.

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8/20/2018

There are ways to make yourself stand out at work, says Kaethe Schuster, national account manager at The Dow Chemical Company. "Never be a bystander, think ahead and always bring something original to the table. Providing industry insights, contacts, ideas and other relevant solutions will make you valuable," she says.

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8/20/2018

A recent report from Challenger, Gray and Christmas, Inc. finds that only 10% of job searchers relocated for new jobs in 2018 compared to over 32% of employees between 1986 and 1990. Applicants are likely less willing to move due to relocation packages being downgraded after the dot-com bubble burst, the report notes.

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8/17/2018

Knowing about the future salary and job security of careers open to a particular major didn't seem to make much difference in students' choices, according to a study of Rutgers University students. Researchers also found that showing students potential salaries helped them lower their expectations on what they might earn after graduation.

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Inside Higher Ed
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8/17/2018

CEOs who earned an MBA before the 1970s, when diversification was taught as a good strategy in business school, were 17% more likely to pursue the strategy than CEOs without an MBA, according to a study. The researchers write in this commentary that CEOs who earned MBAs after the 1970s were less likely to pursue diversification after the strategy came under criticism.

8/17/2018

A survey from the Chartered Association of Business Schools found that 77% of UK business schools say they're facing increased competition for students. Experts say several factors may be playing a role, including the growth of business education in Asia as well as a lack of investment in curriculum development at some UK schools.

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The PIE News (UK)
8/17/2018

The national organization for Sigma Kappa sorority has contracted with online therapy provider TalkSpace to provide its members three months of free access to counselors via video, audio or text message. The sorority joins other Greek organizations that have signed up for such virtual counseling as schools see an increase in mental health needs.

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8/17/2018

Some college presidents, such as Southern Utah University's Scott Wyatt, are using podcasts to stay in touch with students and faculty and boost the mission of the institution. Gordon Sauer, creative director of the University of Missouri's podcast, says it's "one more tool" schools can use to reach stakeholders.

8/17/2018

Donations to Virginia Tech during the 2017-18 fiscal year totaled $153.6 million, less than $10 million from last year's record-breaking fundraising of $162 million. Officials still count the year as a success, noting the school has raised more than $100 million each year since 2016.

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