Higher Ed’s Shameful Silence on Diversity

This past summer, far-right media outlets from Fox News to Breitbart flooded the airwaves and the internet with stories about diversity training within the federal government. These features castigated the programs, accusing them of encouraging discrimination against white people, especially white men, by promoting ideas of white racial inferiority.

This, of course, was nonsense. Diversity training does no such thing.

Mary Morten, the president and founder of a company that conducts racial-equity trainings for government agencies and nonprofits, explained recently that the interactive trainings they lead simply “do a variety of things to make sure that people understand some of the history of what bias has looked like in this country, [and] what power and privilege have looked like.” She added that at the end of their sessions, there is always “some action planning” designed to help participants figure out how they can take what they learned and “embed

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Securing Higher Ed’s Growing Number of Remote Devices

To Improve Security, Watch Everything

The risks posed to higher education by malware and other cyberthreats are certainly nothing new. The difference now is in the sheer volume of attacks taking advantage of the growing number of threat vectors cybercriminals have at their disposal.

The current glaring weak point for colleges and universities is the vast array of endpoints now connected to their systems following the pivot to remote learning.

The more time students, faculty and staff members spend online, and the more devices they use to communicate and work, the greater the access would-be hackers have to their campus networks. “I worry about the risks every day,” says Bill Fisher, associate director of technical services in the IT department at Grand Valley State University. Since COVID-19 arrived, Fisher notes, GVSU has managed to keep its network safe. “But we’ve had to deal with ransomware a couple of times in

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Capture Introduces Higher Ed’s First Outcomes-Based Pricing Model for University Enrollment and Marketing

New outcomes-based pricing model allows eligible colleges and universities to purchase Capture’s leading-edge recruitment technology and marketing support through an agreement that balances risk and rewards performance

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — https://capture.buzz/outcomes | As colleges and universities grapple with disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Capture is redoubling its commitment to higher ed recruiting by introducing a new outcomes-based pricing model. The move allows select universities to partner with Capture to support their marketing and recruitment efforts through a pricing model that balances risk and rewards performance.

Colleges and universities of all types and sizes have been dramatically affected by the pandemic. Today, they face declining revenue projections, slashed budgets, layoffs and seismic changes in recruitment, marketing and fundraising environments. Through the introduction of outcomes-based pricing, Capture stands with these universities by sharing financial risk during an uncertain time in the industry.

“The institutions we work

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Build Business Skills With Westport Continuing Ed’s Online Course

Press release from Westport Public Schools:

Sept. 21, 2020

Are you in a job search, or looking to improve your business skills? Westport Continuing Education is offering several courses to help you learn essential skills for business, including graphic design and social media. Registration is now open on the Westport Continuing Education website here.

LinkedIn is an excellent tool to build your professional profile, network, and to build your brand. Join professional graphic designer Rebecca Tudor to learn best practices to Create an All-Star LinkedIn Profile on three Tuesdays starting on September 29. The class meets online from 6:00–7:00 pm and costs only $45. Tudor is also teaching Graphic Design Fundamentals on six Thursdays from October 1 through November 5 from 6:30–8:00 pm for $169. Design and branding matter more now than ever. This introductory class is perfect for business owners, entrepreneurs, those thinking about starting a business and anyone

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