September 19 – September 26, 2014

Industry Related Reports

National News

  • This Exclusive Hotel Chain Is Teaching Colleges How To Treat Students
    “It’s part of an effort to serve students as customers. The audience is rapt as the man in the impeccably tailored black suit describes the secrets that have made his multibillion-dollar company an international leader in customer service.They’re here to find out how to do a better job of it themselves, in this case from a general manager in the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain, at whose suburban St. Louis location this three-day conference is taking place….”
  • The Long Term Impact Of Student Loan Debt On Universities
    “The financial aid office – the place where students figure out how they are going to pay for school. We’ve talked about the secrets of the financial aid office before, and how students can take advantage of programs that may not be available to them….”
  • College Enrollment Declines for Second Year in a Row, Census Bureau Reports
    “College enrollment declined by close to half a million (463,000) between 2012 and 2013, marking the second year in a row that a drop of this magnitude has occurred. The cumulative two-year drop of 930,000 was larger than any college enrollment drop before the recent recession, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics from the Current Population Survey released today….”

Local News

California

  • San Francisco Public Schools ‘Get Adopted’ By Bay Area Tech Companies
    “The Circle the Schools initiative uses an adopt-a-school model to connect San Francisco-based companies with schools. Over the course of the school year, each partner company works with principals and teachers to organize volunteer activities tailored to meet each school’s individual needs. The goal is to eventually partner a tech company with each of San Francisco’s more than 100 public schools….”

Colorado

  • CSU President Tony Frank on Higher Education Funding, Tuition and Athletics
    “As Tony Frank enters his sixth year as president of Colorado State University, he can reflect on a series of accomplishments and challenges, from record enrollment and rising graduation rates to declining state support and a seemingly endless saga over the fate of a crumbling football stadium….”

Michigan

New York

World News