Weekly CASE Highlights for 10/31/2014

Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news and trending discussions on CASE communities.

Advancement News

Using Social Media to Shake up College Fundraising—Hardy Rock is the unofficial mascot of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, and for the past two years he has been a quirky component of the university’s alumni fund-raising campaign. In 2012, the alumni association at the school, known as SSE Riga, introduced an interactive donation platform that combined social gaming and spirited competition. The program helped triple alumni engagement in just six weeks. And now, universities in the Baltics and beyond are looking to replicate the campaign’s success.

Mumbai University 9th in list of billionaire alumni, above MIT—Majority of the billionaires alive today finished their undergraduate studies from an American university. But in an interesting finding, the University of Mumbai has emerged as the only entry in the top 10 list of universities that is not American.

How Will Campus Networks Handle the Internet of Things’ 26 Billion Devices?—The exponential growth of the Internet of Things will challenge college and university wireless networks with large quantities of data, security concerns, bandwidth demands and more.

Smithsonian Announces $1.5 Billion Fundraising Campaign—The Smithsonian Institution has announced plans to raise $1.5 billion by 2017, the first institution-wide fundraising campaign in the Smithsonian’s 168-year history. Since its “quiet” phase began in October 2010, the Smithsonian Campaign has raised more than $1 billion in gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations, and other donors.

Who’s Supporting Single-Sex Education, and Why?—Single-gender education is certainly not a new concept, but the number of such schools is on the rise nationally, along with philanthropic support for them. One education site has cited this as among “the fastest-growing trends in the educational landscape of 21st-century America.”

These 10 campuses are among America’s most haunted—With Halloween right around the corner, here’s a round-up of a few of our favorite campus ghost tales.

CASE News and Resources

A CASE Toronto member talks about using podcasts to jump into the cultural conversation.

CASE Communities-Trending Discussions

University funding
Senior Class Care Packages to Alumni in College
Alumni awards programs

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