Advancement Services Report

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Yes, You Can

What can advancement learn from the Obama campaign? This article takes a close look at the presidential campaign of Barack Obama, which merged old-fashioned grass-roots politics with new technology, shattered fundraising records, and energized millions of people, and explores the ways in which its lessons can be used by advancement professionals.

Full-text article by Caroline E. Mayer is available via CASE CURRENTS, February 2009.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

New York's Million-Dollar Property Steals

Manhattan's luxury apartment market is feeling the squeeze, with some prices down 20%.

Full-text article by Evelyn Rusli is available via Forbes, 2.16.09.

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The Latest Online Match: Companies Can Hook Up With Universities on Tech Transfer

Online sites where universities list their available technologies are nearly as old as the Internet, but a site unveiled here Thursday is expected to be about more than e-commerce. It's an attempt by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to foster collaboration among institutions, companies, and professors.

Full-text article by Goldie Blumenstyk is available via The Chronicle of Higher Education, 2.13.09.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Social Networking Tapped to Raise Money for UC Davis

Social media such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter have been used for friend-making, dating and political fundraising. Soon they will be tapped for a new purpose: raising money for the University of California, Davis.

Full-text article by Laurel Rosenhall is available via The Sacramento Bee, 2.13.09.

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MIT Tops Rankings of University Web Sites

The Cybermetrics Lab, a research group based in Spain, has released the latest edition of its biannual Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, which seeks to measure “the performance and impact of universities through their Web presence.”

Full-text article by Steve Kolowich is available via the Chronicle of Higher Education, 2.10.09.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Student-Privacy Rules Show a Renewed Trust in Colleges

New regulations go into effect this month for the Family Rights and Privacy Act, known as Ferpa, which governs the privacy of student records. Those regulations, announced in December by the Department of Education, empower colleges to act appropriately and decisively to protect the health and safety of students and others.

Full-text article by Peter Lake is available via the Chronicle of Higher Education, 2.2.09. [Subscription required.]

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