Higher Ed Highlights #3: Stories for University Communications and Marketing Professionals

Keeping up on higher education and Marcom trends is important for those of us working in university relations roles. I have started saving some of the stories that seem most relevant and/or interesting, archiving them here on marcommunique.com in a new series I call Higher Ed Highlights.

New editions of Higher Ed Highlights will be published as often as time permits. Let me know what you think.

Marketing and Communications

Feature: Communications in Turbulent Times

We’re two months into a new presidency and our country has never been more outwardly divided. And this division is bringing increasing awareness of the impact that our words have on the people around us.

But for as much turmoil as we seem to be facing, we’re facing an equal amount of opportunity, particularly when it comes to the exchange of ideas and information—i.e., communication.

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Other Big Issues

Feature: Is this the golden age of college student activism?

Activism on college campuses is, of course, nothing new.

In the late 1940s, post-World War II activism started as veterans began attending college on the GI Bill and students pushed for more control over their education.

By the 1960s, student activists protested the war in Vietnam and agitated for civil rights and student rights and supported peace, women’s rights, and gay rights. And in the late 1960s and early 1970s, students began pushing for more economic access to higher education.

Today, student activism on college campuses isn’t fading away. In fact, it’s growing.

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What do you think of this series? Is it useful? Do you have suggestions for making it even better? Let me know.

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