Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2019/03
March 13, 2019
In this issue:
- Defining the Value of Campus Emergency Management Programs to Communities: We are happy to share with you our most recent emerging issues forum report, Defining the Value of Campus Emergency Management Programs to Communities. At its most fundamental level, emergency management is a managerial function responsible for creating a framework that helps communities reduce their vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters so that those communities are safer and more resilient.
- Campus Hunger in the U.S.: In December 2018, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released the report, Food Insecurity: Better Information Could Help Eligible College Students Access Federal Food Assistance Benefits, a review of 31 U.S. studies published since 2007 that contain original, direct estimates of food insecurity rates among college students.
March 6, 2019
In this issue:
- Electric Bikes and Scooters on Campus: In less than 18 months, electric bikes and scooters have taken towns, cities, and campus communities by surprise. They appeal to a variety of people who are concerned with pollution from cars and fossil fuels, costs associated with owning a car, and limited parking. E-scooters can end up scattered all over campus once riders are finished, unless there is a well thought out plan in place to address this concern.
- Preparing for Minors on Campus: As engaged members of their communities, colleges and universities often host programs and events for the general public, including minors. In addition to minors visiting campus with family or friends, activities such as camps, summer classes, childcare, and tutoring programs bring minors to campuses, many of whom will be unaccompanied by their own parents or guardians. Some will even arrive as first-year college students.