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September 23, 2014
Building a Better Major-Gifts Officer (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Colleges are increasingly reliant on the big gift.

Start Up, Slow Down (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Just before Christmas this past year, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology had a recommendation for Natalya Brikner, one of its aerospace engineers and doctoral students: If she wanted to get her ambitious start-up company off the ground, using the university's own patents, it was time to drop out.

Completion Strategies Must Accommodate Students’ Varying Needs (Chronicle of Higher Education)
“Uncluttering the Pathway to the Diploma” (The Chronicle, September 18) details a report by the Center for Community College Student Engage that synthesized the myriad of strategies offered to educators, each claiming to be most effective.

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