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April Was the Coolest Month

Good things are happening here at Campus Technology and 101communications.
Some of the most exciting things I’m “seeing & hearing” these days are happening right here at Campus Technology and our parent company, 101communications—and many of them can be traced back to April, when, literary allusions aside, the month was anything but cruel.

In mid-April, 101 welcomed the venerable T.H.E. Journal print and online franchise into its family of technology- focused magazines, Web sites, and conferences. T.H.E. Journal has been serving K-12 and higher education technology decision-makers for over 30 years. Now, with sister publication Campus Technology, the two franchises will offer the most comprehensive coverage of technology innovation in education to be found anywhere. We’re excited to see our editorial staffs come together to create new features, special focuses, editorial programs, and online exclusives for readers. Keep watching as our two franchises evolve into a new kind of educational technology information hub, in coming months.

In the second half of the month, fortune smiled on us as the Western Publications Association (WPA) awarded Campus Technology a 2005 Maggie Award for “Best New Trade Publication.” With only three issues under our belt as we entered, we were delighted at the nod from our fellow trade and consumer publishing judges. Awards were presented at a gala event in Los Angeles on April 26.

In late April, we launched C2 (pronounced “C squared”)—strategic C-level discussions on technology—a brand-new eLetter designed for the college or university CXO (i.e., CEO, CIO, CAO, CFO), VP, and director-level reader involved with the technology decision-making process on campus. Going out to over 9,000 ultra-targeted recipients twice a month, C2 was created to foster a dialog across high-level readers at diverse institutions. The newsletter offers quick bites of “need to know” and career-move information, and also brings readers interviews with campus visionaries, plus CXO-penned essays focused on hot-button issues. In a recent edition, Cornell’s (NY) Tracy Mitrano, director of IT Policy and Computer Law and Policy, mused about Internet exploration, in “The Internet, the Pope, and the iPod.” Two issues before that, in “Piracy on the Seas of Higher Education,” Penn State prez Graham Spanier took a hard stance on illegal downloading.

To catch up with C2, go to When you do, I think you’ll agree: Great things are happening at 101communications and Campus Technology!

Correction: In the June installment of our special excerpt series, “Technology and the CEO,” we neglected to give credit to SunGard SCT (, publisher of the original President to President: Views on Technology in Higher Education, and series co-editors Marylouise Fennell of the Council of Independent Colleges, and Scott D. Miller, president of Wesley College (DE). We regret the error.

About the Author

Katherine Grayson is is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering technology, education, and business issues.

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