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If hindsight is 20/20, then college reviews from your school’s alumni are worth big pots of magical gold to your prospective students. Put yourself in their shoes (or their parents’): Back when you were looking at colleges wouldn’t you have given anything to learn more about the schools you were interested in from the students themselves?

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The University of New Hampshire offers over 100 majors across multiple campuses and enrolls over 14,500 students who engage in daily discovery … including the use of social media. Research shows that social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter continue to grow.

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It wasn’t that long ago that Mike Petroff wrote this blog post about Google+ Pages Launch. Some new data about Google+ demographics pointed out some interesting trends that I couldn’t help but share.

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All educational institutions work with vendors in one way or another. Some like to bring lots of their services in-house and have almost internal agencies who do the work where others tend to outsource quite a few projects.

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Blame Travis over at EMG for this article – he pulled me into this question on Facebook about what higher ed should be doing about Pinterest. It was something that shouldn’t have riled me up, and yet it did.

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The beginning of the year is a great opportunity to start fresh and look at everything with a new set of eyes. Something that is easily overlooked is who (or what) has access to your social media accounts. It’s easy to change your password and revoke access from co-workers but it isn’t as easy to identify which websites and services have access to your accounts.

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The time has come. After a month of data collection, we are ready to release unto you the results of our largest survey to date. When the dust settled, nearly 500 schools had responded to this year’s CMS survey, more than triple what we had last time.

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Just before Halloween, I noticed an interesting Promoted Tweet show up in my Tweetdeck search column for “Emerson College”. It was from @LoyolaAdmission, the Twitter account for Loyola University of Chicago’s Director of Undergraduate Admission, Lori Greene.

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