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Two “top 25 rankings”Student earns ‘five minutes of fame’

Winter 2005 • Volume 11, Issue 1

Bradley receives two “top 25 rankings”

The Princeton Review has named Bradley University 24th on the list of “Top 25 Most Connected Campuses” in the country and 24th on the first annual list of “Top 25 Most Entrepreneurial Campuses.”

Criteria for the “Most Connected Campuses” list included the ratio of school-owned computers accessible to students; breadth of the computer science curriculum; and sophistication of campus technology.

“Information technology is a key component of any campus infrastructure because it enables more effective learning and research. It also enables collaboration that would not otherwise be possible,” said Dr. Stan Liberty, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “Bradley is also one of just over 200 Internet2 universities, most of which are major research universities, that are using high-performance networking to provide learning opportunities in collaboration with students and faculty at other institutions.”

In addition to Internet2, Bradley provides its 5,300 undergraduate and 750 graduate students with more than 155 computer labs and classrooms, more than 1,000 computers and workstations, network access from residence halls, wireless area networks, remote access to the Internet and e-mail, online courses, online registration, and multimedia equipment.

For more details visit www.forbes.com/connected

America’s Most Entrepreneurial Campuses highlights the cream of the crop: schools that are teaching their undergraduates how to start their own business and are supporting them with everything from mentoring to venture funds, according to The Princeton Review.

To determine which schools qualified, The Prince- ton Review solicited data from 357 top colleges and universities around the country, asking them a series of questions about the various ways they encourage and train undergraduate students to become successful entrepreneurs.

Bradley offers a major in entrepreneurial studies and, earlier this year, was ranked among the top ten schools with an entrepreneurial emphasis by Entrepreneur Magazine. The University also established The Turner Center for Entrepreneurship in 2001. The Center is designed to act as a regional hub to coordinate all small business development, entrepreneurship training and development activity in the North Central Illinois region, and provides entrepreneurs with the tools they need to make their ventures successful. The Center was featured in the Fall 2004 issue
of Bradley Hilltopics.

For more details visit www.forbes.com/2004/10/20/04conncampentrepreland.html

 

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