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Fri., Dec. 11, 2015
New Crises for College Presidents
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rene henryStudents want to reinterpret the First Amendment, redefine free speech and rewrite history by erasing historical facts.
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Tue., Sep. 8, 2015
Cook to Lead Annenberg's PR Program
By Kevin McCauley
 
Fred CookThe USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism today named Golin CEO Fred Cook director of its strategic communications and PR center.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Tue., Aug. 4, 2015
Weber's Findlen Enrolls at Bates
By Greg Hazley
 
sean findlenSean Findlen, a senior VP for Weber Shandwick in New England, is moving to Bates College, his alma mater, as chief communications officer.
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Wed., Jul. 22, 2015
Yeshiva Answers Faculty, Student Criticisms
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

ivoryYeshiva University, responding to the March faculty vote of “No confidence” in president Richard Joel, said it is working on deficit reduction but needs the help of faculty. Yeshiva critic Steven Weiss of TakePart puts spotlight on high college costs.

 
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Fri., Jul. 17, 2015
Faculty, Students Demand Info from Embattled Yeshiva Univ
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

yeshivaYeshiva University, hit with a steep decline in assets, is charged with failing to communicate adequately with faculty and students. 

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Tue., Jun. 2, 2015
Stauderman Trades Yale for Rochester
By Greg Hazley
 
elizabeth staudermanElizabeth Stauderman, chief communications officer for Yale University, is departing for the top communications role at the Univ. of Rochester, following a search by the upstate New York institution.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Wed., May 6, 2015
Doorley, Longtime NYU PR Prof, to Elon University
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

john doorleyJohn Doorley, who was the founding director of New York University’s M.S. in PR and CC, will join Elon University, N.C., as a visiting professor.

 
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Fri., Jan. 30, 2015
Ambrosini Directs NYU Strategic Comms Program
By Greg Hazley
 
angela-ambrosiniAngela Ambrosini, creative/marketing director for the American Camp Association, has been named director of NYU's School of Professional Studies Strategic Communication, Marketing and Media Management programs.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Wed., Jan. 21, 2015
Virgina Tech PR Chief to Retire
By Greg Hazley
 
larry hinckerLarry Hincker, the associate VP for university relations who helped "brand" Virginia Tech and led the institution's PR through a 2007 campus shooting, will retire this year after 25 years in Blacksburg.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Fri., Nov. 21, 2014
Asher Graduates PR Job at OSU
By Kevin McCauley
 
herb asherHerb Asher, senior VP-government affairs at Ohio State University, is stepping down Jan. 30.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
CU Biz School Taps Ed Marketing Specialist After Review
By Greg Hazley
 
leedsThe University of Colorado's Leeds School of Business has handed a $100K marketing and communications pact to Eduvantis, the Chicago-based education sector marketing firm of PR vet Tim Westerbeck.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
Brown Univ Begins Search for PA Chief
By Greg Hazley
 
marisa quinnBrown University has kicked off a search for a VP of public affairs and university relations as current VP Marisa Quinn is slated to move into a new role at the Ivy League institution's Watson Institute for International Studies.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Wed., Oct. 8, 2014
Golden Enrolls at Arcadia U
By Greg Hazley
 
matthew goldenMatthew Golden, associate VP for communications at New Jersey Institute of Technology, has moved to Arcadia University outside of Philadelphia as VP for its newly formed university relations unit.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Thu., Sep. 11, 2014
Paula Payton Leaves NYU CC/PR Program
By Jack O'Dwyer
 

payton dilorenzoPaula Payton, who succeeded John Doorley as head of the NYU graduate corporate communications & PR sequence in February, will join SmartSports, sports technology firm, in October.

Category: PR in Higher Education
Mon., Jul. 28, 2014
UT's Lewis Transfers to Emory to Lead Comms
By Greg Hazley
 
jerry lewisJerry Lewis, who held top communications posts at the Univ. of Texas at Arlington and Univ. of Miami, is transferring to Emory University in Atlanta to lead communications and public affairs.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Fri., Jun. 27, 2014
Teller Exits FTI for University Stint
By Greg Hazley
 
harlan tellerHarlan Teller has taken a leave of absence from his top strategic communications slot at FTI Consulting to lead marketing and communications for Northern Illinois University for the next two years.
Category: PR in Higher Education
Mon., Jun. 9, 2014
Univ of Florida Enrolls Hopson for Agency Startup
By Greg Hazley
 

andy hopsonThe University of Florida has registered Chicago agency PR vet Andy Hopson to start up a strategic communication agency as part of its College of Journalism and Communications.

Category: PR in Higher Education
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