Hatching Business Success
February 22, 2012 | R&D Magazine
The general rule of thumb is that most new businesses fail. But the incubator model is beginning to change those statistics for companies who seek the right kind of help. Perhaps the most famous metric of entrepreneurship is the business survival rate. Figures like eight of 10 startups don't last the first year are widely cited and certainly have shock value. But incubators appear to be changing those outcomes.
Evolution of the New 'Innovation Campuses'
February 27, 2012 | Inside Higher Education
Midwestern colleges (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, S. Dakota, Ohio for examples) launch campuses built on public-private collaboration. A recent explosion of "innovation" campuses -- many in the Midwest and almost all involving fancy new buildings and partnerships between public colleges and private corporations – have ironically un-innovative names.
Speed Puts Community Colleges Front and Center
February 22, 2012 | Ann Arbor News/AP
Community colleges, long the under-loved stepchildren of American higher education, still don't get the dollars of their four-year counterparts, but they're standing very much in the spotlight these days. President Barack Obama made them the focus last week when he unveiled his proposed budget at a Northern Virginia community college. The president joked he'd been to campus so often that he's only three credits shy of graduating.