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The April Juggling Act

This month, senior leadership at colleges and universities is very focused on bringing in the fall class. But now is also the time to reflect and research so you can respond in a relevant manner for the next student recruitment cycle. Read more

Attention, H.S. Counselors! We Want to Know…

For our upcoming issue of The Lawlor Review, we’re asking high school counselors, independent counselors, and others who advise college-bound students an open-ended question: What do you wish college admissions offices would do differently? Read more

Another Lawlor Client Addresses College Affordability with Tuition Reset

Converse College responds to college affordability challenges—perceived and real—with bold, edupreneurial action: tuition reset.

Summer Seminar: NAICU’s Sarah Flanagan on Federal Higher Education Policy Developments

Sarah Flanagan, vice president for government affairs at the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), shared at Summer Seminar some of the federal issues facing private nonprofit higher education during 2013-14.

Summer Seminar: Keith Sawyer on the Creative Power of Collaboration

Keith Sawyer, professor of psychology, education, and business at Washington University in St. Louis and author of Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity and Group Genius, opened his talk at Summer Seminar by recounting the early days of his career, when he was a video game developer. While a single person could design a video game 20 years ago, it now takes a team of around 200 people. And that seems to be the case across industries—no one can do a job alone these days.

Summer Seminar: Brian Solis on the Future of Business

Brian Solis, principal analyst at Altimeter Group and a globally recognized thought leader in digital and social media, told the higher education enrollment and marketing professionals at Summer Seminar that relevance is everything to the future of engagement.

Summer Seminar: The Chronicle’s Jeff Selingo on Building the Value Narrative for Higher Education

Jeff Selingo, editor-at-large at The Chronicle of Higher Education, discussed at the Summer Seminar some of the observations and ideas in his book (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students.

Lawlor Symposium: A Millennial's View of the Day

Given that the theme of our Lawlor Symposium was “Engaging Generation C: Finding Meaningful Ways for Higher Education to Connect and Communicate,” we invited Katie Lahti, a member of the Millennial generation (and new professional in education marketing), to sit in on the sessions and report what she thought of them. This guest post is her account.

Summer Seminar: Ohio State’s Claudia Buchmann on the Gender Gap in Higher Education

Claudia Buchmann, professor of sociology and director of sociology graduate studies at The Ohio State University, shared at the Summer Seminar her academic research that served as the basis for her book The Rise of Women: The Growing Gender Gap in Education and What It Means for American Schools.

Summer Seminar: Macalester’s Brian Rosenberg on the Relevance of Liberal Arts Colleges

Brian Rosenberg, president of Macalester College, read an obituary to begin his presentation at the Summer Seminar—an obituary from 1971 that looked back to 1862 to recount the death of the American Liberal Arts College. It asserted that liberal arts colleges had lost their relevance then, and similar assertions have ebbed and flowed ever since that time.