Using the power of philanthropy to spark collective action for carbon neutrality in the university sector
The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $90,000 grant to Second Nature to provide the tools necessary to allow universities to collaborate and pool their financial investments, to increase the number of large-scale renewable energy projects in the national grid, and to achieve climate neutrality on more U.S. campuses.
Monitoring what goes in -- and what comes out of -- our oceans
June 8, 2018 is World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate what the oceans mean to our planet and our health, and how we can continue to be good stewards from sea to shining sea. At Aramark, we support our oceans on two main fronts—by watching what goes into the water and what comes out of it.
Caps, gowns and student loans are a part of the college experience. While students can return the ceremonial clothing after graduation, they may carry the debt for years to come, but it doesn’t have to be expensive and overwhelming.
Every spring, thousands of students don a cap and gown, accept their diplomas and walk into the next phase of their lives full of excitement. They’ve shed the weight of books, classes and papers, but they may still carry one thing – student loan debt.
Student loan debt impacts more than 40 million Americans and totals approximately $1.4 trillion.
Technology has had a dramatic and undeniable impact on almost every facet of modern life, and higher education is no exception. From how lectures and course materials are delivered to the immense wealth of learning resources that are available from anywhere at any time, technology has enabled greater access to education than ever before.
For college students, meal plans eliminate the hassle of grocery shopping and mealtime preparation -- a real plus as assignments and tests pile up. With numerous options in campus dining, Aramark’s registered dietitians in colleges and universities share their best tips on how to maintain a balanced diet on a meal plan for a healthy start to the spring semester. Learn more here.
PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI), in collaboration with the American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF), is continuing a Community College Initiative scholarship program for students of Papua and West Papua. To date, PTFI and AMINEF have awarded scholarships to dozens of young women and men from Papua and West Papua to study at a number of universities in the United States.
Data analytics has changed the way we view operations, performance, and student outcomes. As Southern New Hampshire University President Paul L. LeBlanc, mentions in the latest chapter of President to President, “Engineering a 21st Century Higher Educational Model: Guidelines for Leading the Work,” understanding data can be an important step in meeting the needs and expectations of today’s students.
The pace of change in higher education is accelerating faster than any time in history. Today, higher education is a global commodity with all the competition and product diversification of any Fortune 500 organization. Mostly steeped in learning constructs hundreds of years old, today’s colleges and universities are subject to stronger political, social, economic, and technology market forces than ever before and are driven by a generation of students that will not accept the status quo.
Alliance Data announced a $500,000 corporate challenge grant for a new higher-education campus for My Possibilities, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This challenge grant is a call to other corporations to support the life-changing work that My Possibilities is doing to give adults with cognitive disabilities greater independence, purpose and the skills to become contributing members of society.