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July 24, 2014

Quote of the day:
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
Aristotle

McKendree ranked one of the best universities to work for in country (Belleville News-Democrat)
McKendree University is not only the lone school from the metro-east to be named on the Chronicle of Higher Education's Great Schools to Work For honor roll. It is the only school in Illinois to get the distinction.

Chicago School of Professional Psychology sued over its LA campus (Chicago Tribune)
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology had been Elizabeth Schmidt's first choice when she began considering graduate school. And six months after submitting her application, she was accepted into its doctoral program.

Around Retail Giant Amazon, University Presses Tiptoe and Whisper (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Customers adore Amazon for its ability to deliver almost anything almost instantly. Publishers’ feelings about the online retail giant are a lot more complicated.

House Approves 2 Bills Toward Renewal of Higher Education Act (Chronicle of Higher Education)
The U.S. House of Representatives passed two higher-education bills on Wednesday, sending them to an uncertain fate in the Senate.

Diverse Conversations: Is Higher Education Worth It? (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
Recognizing the trends of higher education is important for those of us who are involved in it on a professional level. But what are the trends? Today, I’m speaking with Yvonne Tocquigny, who is CEO of Tocquigny, a company that specializes in brand management and development for colleges and universities.

At 50, Upward Bound Still Opens Pathway to College (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he’d have a chance to be the first member of his impoverished family to attend college.

Some Strings Attached (Inside Higher Ed)
What would your institution do for $50,000?

U of I board expected to hikeState Farm Center budget (Springfield State Journal-Register)
University of Illinois trustees are expected to agree to increase the budget for renovating the State Farm Center in Champaign by $4.5 million. Read more: http://www.sj-r.com/article/20140724/News/140729725#ixzz38OhiWRve

With Sarvela, changes have already come to SIU (The Southern Illinoisan)
He's only had the job for 15 days, but acting Chancellor Paul Sarvela has already brought changes to SIU.

Sarvela's path prepared him for chancellor's role (The Southern Illinoisan)
Paul Sarvela happened to be in the right place at the right time.

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