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Stop building these websites!

From our friends over at The (other) Oatmeal comes a list of 8 websites that you need to stop building. Share this with your web team! Building a fancy Flash intro? Stop it. Talking about which Web 2.0 features you should include? Cut it out! http://theoatmeal.com/comics/websites_stop

Hey, college grads! Do better!

OK, so he phrased it nicer than that, but President Obama’s message was basically the same. At a recent commencement ceremony, he spoke about how graduating from college is a great step, but it’s not the last step to take. It’s important to help others in your community succeed also…especially in minority communities. “I don’t […]

A degree in magic?

The Great Jordini is a senior at Indiana University who has created his own major…in magic. Yup, he’s getting his degree in magic. That’s about all I can say about that. http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=75169

Keeping on eye on the International recruitment scene

Most colleges are concerned with attracting the best and brightest from around the world (if you don’t have an international student recruitment strategy, why not???) So, here’s some news to keep an eye on: Taiwanese colleges will now begin to admit students from mainline China. http://chronicle.com/article/After-Fierce-Debate-Taiwan/65397/

Dear Millennials: your parents lied to you.

Great blog entry about the Millennials who heard nothing but “Good job, sweetie! You’re the best! You can do anything you want to do in life!” from their parents and how they are now hearing WAY different things from their professors in college. (HINT: you’re not so great after all!) http://www.thedailyriff.com/2010/05/dear-millennials-your-parents-l…

Give your Econ Dept a call…

Tax exempt debt. Bond issuance. Foregone revenue. As a marketing person, I read those words and yawn. Boooring. Boring but important. It might take a quick call down to the Econ Department to help with some of the verbiage but I’m determined to understand this new issue…and so should you be. Senator Grassley, from Iowa, […]

Why are you afraid of Facebook?

Why are colleges afraid of Facebook? Too many colleges think of Facebook only in terms of something to block while students are in class. It’s not. It’s much, much more. It’s a free, interactive, constant line of communication between you and your target audience. Between your admissions reps and prospective students. Between the VP of […]

I before E, people.

Great article about how Twitter is using technology to correct people’s grammar. Here at Academic Oatmeal, we love that! http://gawker.com/5526685/twitter-gives-grammar-junkies-a-new-way-t…   You liked the article? You might be interested in this or this!

How to add a ‘like’ button to your website

Oh my God. It’s like being back in high school again. I have to worry about getting everyone to like me. Now that Facebook has made ‘fans’ obsolete and it’s all about the ‘like’, I thought you all would ‘like’ to see an article about how to add that to your website. (See what I […]

Is outsourcing right for you?

In case you’ve been living somewhere without phone, TV, newspaper, internet or media of any kind, let me be the first to tell you. Budgets are being cut. And universities are looking for ways to save money. One of the first things colleges look into is outsourcing. I’m not talking about ‘outsourcing’ in the same […]