Notes in the Margins: Muslim college, female fund-raisers and AP/IB messiness

Investment in Twin Ports’ campus structures reaches $270 million since 2000 Business North presents a list of the decade’s major construction developments at the University of Minnesota – Duluth, Lake Superior College and University of Wisconsin – Superior. (businessnorth.com)

Campuses try to reduce problem of dumped furniture Some schools, such as West Virginia University, collect items for a massive rummage sale with the proceeds going to charity. Others donate unwanted goods directly to charity. Minnesota State University works with a local thrift store. (google.com)

U’s transition to Google apps advances to second stage At the end of August, the U of M’s Office of Information Technology staff completed the first phase of the transition to Google Apps, the umbrella program that includes Gmail, web design tools, a calendar and Google Talk. These applications, in the education version, Google Education Edition Suite, are now open to all students, faculty and staff — but not everyone is adopting them quickly. (mndaily.com)

Investment in Twin Ports’ campus structures reaches $270 million since 2000 Business North presents a list of the decade’s major construction developments at the University of Minnestoa – Duluth, Lake Superior College and University of Wisconsin – Superior. (businessnorth.com)

Campuses try to reduce problem of dumped furniture Some schools, such as West Virginia University, collect items for a massive rummage sale with the proceeds going to charity. Others donate unwanted goods directly to charity. Minnesota State University works with a local thrift store. (google.com)

How AP and IB mess up college enrollment They force newcomers to compete with second-year students for limited space in second-year courses. They aggravate the need to take less favored courses just to maintain full-time status. They waste time and money. What do to about this is hard to figure out. Most of the colleges seem to throw up their hands. (voices.washingtonpost.com)

Building ‘Green’ Presents Cellphone Challenges at U. of Colorado at Boulder Spotty cellphone reception within the some of the campus’s energy-efficient newer buildings has irked a number of students. (chronicle.com)

An Open Letter to MSU Mankato’s Mass Comm. Dept. A senior vents his frustration over what he feels is the department’s inability to teach up-to-date digital media skills: “I will graduate from a four-year program without what is now the basic skillset demanded of professionals in my field.” (msureporter.com)

Women Are Majority of College Fund Raisers, but More Men Hold Top Jobs While 67 percent of all college fund-raising jobs are held by women, they occupy a significantly smaller percentage of the top fund-raising posts at the colleges with the most successful development programs. (chronicle.com)

Muslim college opens in California Zaytuna College is opening at a time when fierce opposition to the proposed Islamic community center and mosque near the former World Trade Center has left many American Muslims feeling under siege. (USA Today)

How AP and IB mess up college enrollment They force newcomers to compete with second-year students for limited space in second-year courses. They aggravate the need to take less favored courses just to maintain full-time status. They waste time and money. What do to about this is hard to figure out. Most of the colleges seem to throw up their hands. (voices.washingtonpost.com)

Building ‘Green’ Presents Cellphone Challenges at U. of Colorado at Boulder Spotty cellphone reception within the some of the campus’s energy-efficient newer buildings has irked a number of students. (chronicle.com)

An Open Letter to MSU Mankato’s Mass Comm. Dept. A senior vents his frustration over what he feels is the department’s inability to teach up-to-date digital media skills: “I will graduate from a four-year program without what is now the basic skillset demanded of professionals in my field.” (msureporter.com)

Women Are Majority of College Fund Raisers, but More Men Hold Top Jobs While 67 percent of all college fund-raising jobs are held by women, they occupy a significantly smaller percentage of the top fund-raising posts at the colleges with the most successful development programs. (chronicle.com)

Muslim college opens in California Zaytuna College is opening at a time when fierce opposition to the proposed Islamic community center and mosque near the former World Trade Center has left many American Muslims feeling under siege. (USA Today)