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Resilience, Adaptation, and Change

The 2021 NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) National Conference occurs this week in Seattle, and the theme for this…

Dealing with Continued Uncertainty

Summer is ending and another new enrollment cycle is beginning. Or perhaps — probably, maybe, not certain. Remote interaction like online…

The Heat Is On

As all of us are experiencing unusually hot, dry weather, it is also a subtle reminder of how important it is now for colleges and universities…
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Facilitating Meaningful Transformation

Today, our mindset is very preoccupied with thinking back to the situation we were all in a year ago, reflecting on the highlights and disappointments,…

Assessing the Conundrum

A year ago, the theme for the April 2020 issue of Lawlor Focus was “Make a Calculated Pivot." As we reminded members of the higher education…

Greening of Higher Education

Spring is here! We have all sprung forward, and for so many working in the higher education sector there is an increasing sense of new opportunities…
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Coming Out of the Cold

February is always a time of year that prompts us to stop and “smell the roses” and contemplate the months ahead with warm thoughts about…

Hopeful for 2021

To launch the new year, Lawlor Advisory fielded a survey inviting our higher education clients to share their hopes and aspirations for 2021.…

A New Tomorrow Awaits

2020 — a year to remember and one we will never forget. In a bit of irony, the term 20/20 vision references normal vision acuity where clarity…
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A Reflective Moment

Thanksgiving 2020 may be a lasting memory for everyone in light of the times. Uncertainty—along with the constant testing of our mind, body,…

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Last month Lawlor Advisory fielded a client survey on the 2019-20 recruitment cycle to capture top-of-mind highlights and challenges. Respondents…

What Now? What's Next?

During the peak of the depression in 1936, poet Carl Sandburg wrote his famous poetry book The People, Yes, which according to reviews “lauded…