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It’s Time to Rightsize

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It’s Time to Rightsize

By Teresa de Onis A friend’s daughter is a freshman at a small university here in Texas. On a recent Sunday morning, her Wi-Fi connection in her residence hall dropped. [Sidenote: NOT an Apogee partner, ahem.] Thinking the problem must be on her end, she fired off a rapid series of urgent texts to dad. My internet’s not working. Why can’t I connect? Uggggh. Campus group chats lit up to discuss. Wi-Fi was down all over campus. You’d be forgiven for assuming internet usage among college students would be low on an early Sunday morning. But the story above reaffirms what most of us already knew: Generation Z would rather lose an arm than lose their internet connection. Recent statistics around Generation Z internet usage back this up. More than any previous generation, Gen Z begins using electronic devices at an early age. While younger members of the cohort may…

Rightsize Your Campus Network

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Rightsize Your Campus Network

By Rajiv Shenoy, Matt Loecke, and Teresa de Onis Summary Higher ed will now be forever seen through the eyes of “before COVID-19 and after.” Some schools will fail. Others will win. Students-first leaders must face this crisis with unflinching agility and resolve. There is no accidental success. This white paper dives into the actions you can take now. Introduction The coronavirus instantly upended modern life and threatens to bring higher education to its knees. We can’t let that happen! The full collegiate experience is uniquely American, and it is imperative that the higher education system emerge from the current pandemic crisis stronger than before. Higher education’s mission of increasing prosperity, conducting ground-breaking research, and transforming lives and society must prevail. For the authors of this white paper, college was a rite of passage that changed our lives. It was where Rajiv met his wife and started his business. It…